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Plaza Hotel & Casino COOK'S HELPER in Las Vegas, Nevada

COOK'S HELPER

About the Organization The Plaza Hotel and Casino redefines Downtown Las Vegas luxury and creates a perfect combination of comfort and sophistication. Anchoring the Fremont Street Experience, the Plaza has been an iconic hotel in Downtown Las Vegas for the past 49 years and a recent property reinvention has allowed the Plaza to retain its classic Las Vegas charm and embrace a new world look. Boasting real values, real people and classic fun.

Description

POSITION SUMMARY: It is the primary responsibility of the Cook Helper to perform basic food preparation and operate a specific station with others or individually. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and property policies, practices and procedures.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Top 5 Specific Job Functions:

  • Maintain solid knowledge of all food products

  • Identify and safely use all kitchen equipment

  • Maintain a solid menu knowledge and attention to detail with plate presentation

  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation, And organization of assigned work areas

  • Prepare all dishes following recipes and yield guides

Other Specific Job Functions:

  • Ensure all products are rotating on a first-in, first-out philosophy

  • Ensure all requisitions are processed properly and placed in the designated area

  • Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation

  • Apply basic knife skills required for preparation

  • Plate desserts

  • Assist Pantry Workers, Cooks, and Chefs as needed in execution of service

  • Work as a team, assisting all guests' and employees' needs and inquiries

  • Effectively communicate with management, chefs and service staff in order to fulfill and address any issues or needs requested by guests and or other employees

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies, procedures, and standards

  • Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment

  • Maintain and strictly abide by state sanitation/health regulations and hotel requirements

  • Meet with Chefs to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance

  • Complete opening duties set up work station with required, tools, equipment, and supplies, inspect the cleanliness and working condition of all tools, equipment, and supplies, check production schedule and pars, establish priority items for the day, transport supplies from the Storeroom and stock in designated areas, start prep work and production of items needed for the day

  • Inform the Chef of any shortages before the item runs out

  • Communicate any assistance needed during busy periods to the Chef to ensure optimum service to guests

  • Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements

  • Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost

  • Disinfect and sanitize cutting boards and worktables

  • Transport empty, dirty pots and pans to the pot wash station

  • Direct and assist Stewards in order to make clean-up a more efficient process

  • Breakdown work station and complete closing duties return all food items to the proper storage areas, rotate all returned product, wrap, cover, label and date all items being put away, straighten up and organize all storage areas, clean up and wipe down food prep areas, reach-ins/walk-ins, shelves, return all unused and clean utensils/equipment to the specified locations, ice down hot items from the steam table, so they cool quickly, turn off all equipment not needed for the next shift, restock items that were depleted during the shift

    Position Requirements

Required:

  • At least 6 months of previous experience in basic food preparation in a professional setting.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.

  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.

Preferred:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Food Handler’s Card

  • Union Referral

    Location PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO LLC

    EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.

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