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F&B Azul Cook

Company: Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino
Location: Eagle Pass
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Reports to:

Head Cook

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Head Cook, the Cook performs a variety of tasks and duties which include preparing, seasoning and cooking, while conforming to food safety standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure compliance with the applicable Tribal, Federal and other laws and gaming regulations and Kickapoo Lucky Eagle policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the highest possible standards of guest services by properly listening and responding to guest and team member concerns and questions.
  • Responsible for providing high quality, fresh hot and cold food items in a timely manner using standardized recipes and methods of preparation.
  • Prepare food items on a consistent basis with little to no variation in terms of appearance and taste.
  • Ensure consistent use of approved recipes, practice portion control and strive to control or minimize waste.
  • Control food production to include proper cooking methods, proper cooking times and temperatures and ensure sanitation practices are followed closely.
  • Ensure proper food storage and food preparation times.
  • Properly label and date all food items placed in refrigeration coolers and rotate items appropriately.
  • Organize, maintain and clean refrigerated and dry storage areas.
  • Maintain a sanitized and organized work station free of debris at all times during shift.
  • Clean workstations immediately following food preparation.
  • Understand food costs and perform job responsibilities in a manner that minimizes waste and improved financial performance.
  • Maintain meat, poultry, sea-food, frozen and perishable goods at required cooking, defrosting and holding temperatures.
  • Maintain up to date with safe cooking and holding temperatures according to food safety standards.
  • Understand and follow common culinary terms and methods regarding broiling, braising, roasting, poaching, sauce preparation and meat carving; among other methods.
  • Plan and organize the work day and ensure daily goals are met.
  • Maintain responsibility for kitchen safety and sanitation; as well as care of kitchen equipment.
  • Operate a broad range of kitchen equipment including but not limited to; stoves, cook tops, broilers, deep fryers, hand tools, microwaves, blenders, cutters, processors and knives.
  • Report any injuries immediately and practice proper hand washing and sanitation guidelines.
  • Prepare food for special events and caters for meetings when assigned.
  • Taste check and sample prepared food items to ensure quality.
  • Demonstrate and promote KLECH core values and MAD skills.
  • Manage and maintain security of confidential information entrusted to position.
  • Attend and satisfactorily complete all required training as assigned.
  • Monitor compliance with Federal currency transaction reporting requirements, Title 31 requirements and IRS Currency Transaction Reports and property established Anti-Money Laundering policies. Maintain accurate MTL, MIL, CTR and SAR as needed.
  • The essential functions listed above are not an all-inclusive list but rather a general representation of the duties and responsibilities pertinent to this position. The duties and responsibilities will be subject to change based on organizational needs and/or deemed necessary by the Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements to Qualifications:
    • Six (6) months experience as a cook preferred.
    • Professional training through culinary education, preferred.
    • Must be able and willing to follow established recipes.
    • Communication skills in English both written and oral, preferred. Spanish or other language skills a plus.

      Other Criteria:

      Qualified Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Members and qualified Native American preference is observed.

      Skills and Abilities:
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
      • Ability to maintain effective relationships with the General Manager, Directors, Managers and all staff.
      • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced, stressful environment.
      • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and multi-task.
      • Ability to have strong critical thinking, analytical and guest service skills.
      • Must possess a positive attitude with strong organizational and leadership qualities.
      • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.
      • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.
      • Ability to understand complex instructions and material.
      • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers of all levels.
      • Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
      • Ability to follow and comply with established Casino guest service programs.

        Physical Demands:
        • While performing the duties of this position, the team member is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, push, pull, climb and bend for extended periods; reach with hands and arms; talk and listen on a regular basis.
        • The team member must be able to concentrate for prolonged periods.
        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
        • The team member must be able to communicate effectively in person or using telecommunications equipment.
        • The team member must have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to operate a keyboard, touch-screen display, telephone and calculator.
        • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

          Work Environment:
          • Back of the house, casino floor and normal office setting.
          • Frequent walking and standing in a smoke filled environment and frequent contact with the general public.
          • Temperature controlled environment with varying noise levels. May be exposed to high levels of noise throughout the day.
          • Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required including nights, weekends and holidays.
          • Must be able to perform under pressure and work long hours under stressful conditions.
          • May be exposed to the risks associated in attempting to resolve issues with difficult guests and extremely irate staff members.
          • May be exposed to various types of lighting including, but not limited to: artificial fluorescent lights, flashing lights, strobe lights, multiple colored lights, etc.
          • Travel may be required to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

            Conditions of Employment:
            • Must be able to obtain and retain a KTTT Gaming Commission License, including successful completion of background check necessary to obtain and maintain license. Responsible to keep all documents current and valid at all times.
            • Must be able to provide authorization to work in the United States.
            • Must be at least 18 years of age.
            • Must have access to reliable transportation to commute to and from work.
            • Must comply with KLEC handbook, internal policy and procedures, and gaming regulations set within KLEC.

Keywords: Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, Laredo , F&B Azul Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Eagle Pass, Texas

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