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Cavanaugh's Fine Dining Cook III

at Tropicana Entertainment Inc.

Posted: 5/29/2019
Job Reference #: 5000283830806

Job Description


 SUMMARY: To prepare all hot and cold food items for service in the food and beverage outlets ensuring that all are prepared according to Tropicana standards and specifications.


  • Cleans, cuts, and grinds meats, poultry, and seafood
  • Dips food items in crumbs, flour, and batter to bread them
  • Stirs and strains soups and sauces, grill, sauté, and expedite as well as possess good knife skills
  • Basic understanding of one or more kitchen work stations
  • Weighs and measures designated ingredients
  • Carries pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from workstations, stove, and refrigerator
  • Stores foods in designated areas
  • Cleans work areas, equipment and utensils, segregates and removes garbage, and steam cleans or hoses garbage containers
  • Distributes supplies, utensils, and portable equipment
  • Assists Pantry and Kitchen associates as needed
  • Responsible for the proper preparation and presentation of all menu items
  • Reads menu to estimate food requirements
  • Date all food containers and rotate food correctly
  • Practice safety standards at all times
  • Work closely with the cooks to ensure proper preparation, stocking, sanitation, and presentation required by management
  • Adjusts thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, and steam kettles
  • Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe to prepare soups, salads, gravies, desserts, sauces, and casseroles
  • Bakes, roasts, broils, and steams meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
  • Adds seasoning to foods during mixing or cooking
  • Observes and tests foods being cooked by tasting, smelling, and piercing with fork to determine that it is cooked
  • Carves meats, portions food on serving plates, adds gravies and sauces, and garnishes servings to fill orders
  • Bakes bread, rolls, cakes, and pastry
  • Washes, peels, cut, and shreds vegetables and fruits to prepare them for use
  • Must be available for regularly scheduled work
  • Knowledge of the Indiana Gaming regulations as well as Tropicana internal controls, policies and procedures
  • Follows the Thoughtful Service model at all times
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school or equivilant; or one year related culinary experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be at least at least 18 years old.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must be able to obtain an Indiana Gaming Commission License. ServSafe Certification

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide and work with measurement.







Full Time