Ameristar Casino East Chicago - East Chicago, IN

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Guest Service Requirement Our philosophy at Ameristar Casinos is to proudly deliver a quality customer experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, while working together to provide our team members with personal and professional growth opportunities. Because of this philosophy, it is critical that all team members understand the importance of excellent guest service. All of our positions, whether corporate, back of house, management, or front of house require a friendly personality and a willingness to interact and provide fun, professional and friendly guest service. Guests are not our only customers; fellow team members are our internal customers as well. By joining the Ameristar team, you are committing yourself to these values and acknowledging your dedication to providing excellent guest service for our guests and our internal team, at all times.
Safety Requirement:
Safety is a core value at Ameristar Casinos. The ability to work safely and prevent personal injury is a key job requirement of every position. Each Team Member is also expected to be committed to the safety of fellow Team Members and our guests and demonstrate that commitment through daily actions.

Position Summary Responsible for handling, preparation, cooking and storage of food items. Ensures timely delivery of food orders. Maintains par operating levels and ensures cleanliness of work area.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides fast, friendly, professional and responsive service to culinary team members and the restaurant service delivery team.
  • Adheres to established Ticket Time production standards.
  • Prepares food items per ticket order or production requirements including but not limited to soups, sauces, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, breakfast items and desserts according to established recipe standards.
  • Employs proper cooking methods, cooks to specifications and handles, stores and rotates food properly in accordance with established health and safety standards.
  • Calls ticket orders to cooks and coordinates food production to ensure timeliness.
  • Expedites completed orders off the line ensuring compliance with 2-Minute Food Delivery Standards.
  • Slices, dices, chops and prepares raw products.
  • Bakes, broils, roasts and steams meats, fish, vegetables and other foods as directed or required.
  • Carves meats, portions food on serving plates, adds gravies and sauces, and garnishes plates.
  • Maintains cleanliness of designated areas as directed in accordance with established health and safety standards.
  • Maintains par levels of operating supplies and food product for each workstation obtaining replacement stock from warehouse inventory in accordance with procedure.
  • Operates and maintains all equipment and utensils as required in accordance with established guidelines and safety procedures.
  • Supervises and delegates duties in the absence of the Chef.
  • Knows and promotes current casino events and programs and can give guests directions to all casino areas.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, holidays and fluctuating days off.

Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Must be able to work inside a kitchen 100% of shift.
  • Must be able to tolerate areas with extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Must be able to walk/stand 100% of shift.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, push a food cart with up to 100 pounds of cargo and possess the mobility and dexterity required to meet the demands incumbent to this positions.
  • Must possess the coordination to use kitchen tools and utensils.
  • Possess and maintain culinary tools (knives) and possess the dexterity and coordination to perform necessary job functions.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, crouch, kneel, push, pull or climb a ladder to access equipment as necessary from storage areas.
  • Knowledge of kitchen sanitation, operation and maintenance of kitchen equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of food preparation techniques.
  • Knowledge of weights, measures and recipe yield.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English and must be able to communicate with peers in a distinctive and persuasive manner.
  • Must be able to respond to visual and aural cues.
  • Must be able to work within a smoke-filled environment.

Required Natural Behaviors
· Ability to sustain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
· Ability to maintain a high level of energy and take a proactive and strategic approach to dealing with issues.
· Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with team members at all levels of the organization.
· Ability to provide excellent customer service skills.
· Highly organized and detail-oriented.

Required Education and Work Experience
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience.
  • Five years prior experience as cook in a high-volume food service operation.