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Cook II

Posted June 29, 2022

Desert Diamond Casino West Valley
Glendale, AZ
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Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Sous Chef. This position entails prepping food items, cooking, placing stock in proper storage areas, cleaning and maintaining work areas and kitchens, and overall production for all Food & Beverage venues. This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:•Cooks and prepares a variety of foods, quantities, styles, according to the menu and demand of the business.•Uses and or learns proper knife skills, cooking techniques, cooking methods and terminology.•Reads, understands and follows standardized recipes when preparing all foods for all food venues and outlets.•Understands and follows through with all assigned tasks.•Communicates with Assistant Sous Chef.•Maintains and communicates with Assistant Sous Chef regarding the foods/products needed to ensure safe par levels and proper stock levels.•Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized and sanitized work area all while following all tribal, city, state and federal health/food safety regulations and codes.•Responsible for making sure that all areas of their assigned venue/outlet/kitchen are taken care of and all assigned duties are completed.•Ensuring that all venues are completely ready to open by designated time set by management.•Responsible for all food/storage areas (refrigeration, freezer, and dry storage) are kept clean, organized, labeled and dated.•Responsible for all equipment, tools, floors, work stations and food prep areas are kept clean and organized; as well as free from all clutter, trash and non-approved items.•Demonstrate Desert Diamond Casino “On Brand” attitude towards team members & guest at all times.•Displays, supports and reinforces Desert Diamond Casino’s Spirit of Service Standards.•Works according to established procedures of the Casino.•Responsible for being able to communicate well with team members while maintaining a positive and professional work environment.•Contributes to a team effort and accomplishing all tasks.•Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:Education and Experience:High school degree or GED preferred. 1 year of recent experience as a cook or as a prep cook; or equivalent combination of recent experience and education. Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background investigation, obtain and maintain a gaming license and to include the following: Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:•Knowledge of kitchen equipment, utensils, tools and machinery.•Knowledge of safe practices in a kitchen-working environment.•Knowledge of basic foods and there uses.•Knowledge of all food safety regulations.•Ability to obtain a Food Handlers card.•Ability to obtain TIPS certification.•Ability to communicate, read, and write clearly in basic English.•Ability to demonstrate outstanding guest service at all times.•Ability to work in a busy, fast-paced environment.•Ability to perform in a professional appearance and manner.•Ability to be organized and coordinating task amongst co-workers.•Ability to safely use and administer cleaning equipment and supplies.•Ability to learn culinary methods, techniques and principles.•Ability to clearly communicate to all levels of management.

Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the team member will be required to stand for extended periods of time sometimes in the same place. The job will entail constant communication at all times to communicate where you are and to communicate the task at hand. The job will require you to use your hands constantly for cutting, grabbing, lifting, washing, touching, sensing and holding items.  You will be required to walk often at a safe pace. The team member occasionally is required to sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The team member must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:Work is generally performed in the casino’s kitchen area with exposure to heat, fumes, steam, second hand smoke, and a high noise level. Evenings, graveyards, holidays and/or weekend work are required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required. Will work in all venues unless specified by Food & Beverage Management.

Additional Information

Salary: Starting at $16.26 - $21.42/HR

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.

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Desert Diamond Casino West Valley

9431 W. Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305


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Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment West Valley - located in Glendale, Arizona offers a 35,000 sq. ft. Class 2 casino with bingo-style slot machines. The property opened in February 2020, offering more than 1,100 slot machines, 380 bingo seats, 36 poker-style tables, and 48 blackjack-style tables.

Food and beverage-wise, the casino offers A massive bar with a second-story mezzanine overlooking the casino floor, a food court, Nineteen 86 Steakhouse, Edge Bar and Nuovo Giorno Italian Bistro.