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Starting Gate Cook 

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Hospitality/Food Services
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Starting Gate Cook



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Zia Park, we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include:

SUMMARY Cook Level 2 is responsible to support the Sous Chef in the successful production of raw and/or cooked food products for culinary operations.  Position will be engaged in the development of SOP’s advanced cooking styles and production for safe and efficient preparation of food utilizing various cooking techniques and equipment. ESSENTiAL DUTiES & RESPONSiBiLiTiES: - Safe efficient production of food products including quality and quantity control, par levels, food storage, and product rotation, cutting, slicing, sauté, frying, mixing, grilling, etc. - Assist with set up and operation of multiple stations within area, coach Cook Level i for cross utilization of labor and upward mobility opportunities. - Produce Stocks, Soups, Sauces as part of preparation of daily food (meal period) service. - Follow Standard Operational Procedures (SOP’s) and production list to meet required par levels and specifications for assigned station or duties. - Maintains standards of sanitation, kitchen and personal hygiene and cleanliness, as well as food service techniques and safety all with regard to the safe handling of food products for guest’s consumption. - Display knowledge of all emergency procedures including familiarity with MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for chemical usage. - Communicate on a consistent basis with supervising Chef keeping them abreast of all department activities, and ensure that kitchen and equipment are in good working order and that the work area is clean and hazard-free. - Notify supervising Chef immediately if kitchen and equipment are not in good, safe working order. - Must work well under pressure, and meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. - Adhere to all corporate and local policies, procedures, and operating guidelines. - Must at all times demonstrate ethical and cooperative behavior with guests, co-workers and leadership. - Performs other duties as may be assigned by department and/or company management.  SUPERViSORY RESPONSiBiLiTiES -  This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 


QUALiFiCATiONS To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  - Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. - High school diploma or G.E.D preferred. - Associate’s/Technical Degree in Culinary preferred. - 2 Years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. - Moderate food knowledge consisting of Cook Level 1 plus sauce, soup, stock production, seasonings, cooking styles, and techniques, plating presentation and components, grades of meats, produce, dairy products, etc. based upon the USDA standards. - The position requires math skills as well as the ability to measure, and estimate, and the ability to multi task, posses proper knife skills, basic food knowledge inclusive of specifications (size, shape, color, package size, weight) as defined by hiring management. - Position requires scheduling flexibility, may be required to work weekends, holidays, overnight, or overtime, based upon scheduling and business needs. - Must be able to demonstrate and ensure that daily work performed is conducted within HACCP, NSF, OSHA, local department of health guidelines. - Ability to read, write and speak English required. - Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are required. - Ability to work as part of a team and to promote cooperative approach between departments. - Ability to work unsupervised. PHYSiCAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions - Frequent brisk walking, climbing stairs, bending, lifting, stretching, reaching, kneeling, squatting, and standing for long periods of time. - Working in small, confined areas, with floors, which are or may become slippery in the process of conducting work activities. - Walking and/or standing 95% of the time. - Lifting from 75 to 100 pounds to stack, store or move materials, supplies and equipment. - Push and pull carts and equipment weighing 250 pounds. - Enter walk-ins of -10 degrees to working conditions of 110 degrees WORK ENViRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  - While performing the duties of this job, the employee mostly works inside the building. The employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles, toxic fumes and/or chemicals. - The noise level in the work environment is loud. - Exposure to bright lighting. - Exposure to unrestricted second-hand smoke.

Something to leave you with:

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer