Cook I (Citrus Heights)

Cache Creek Casino Resort in Citrus Heights, CA

  • Industry: Hospitality - Food Services - Cook - Commercial Kitchen
  • Type: Full Time
  • $29,680.00 - 38,810.00
position filled


Ensure the highest quality food preparation and presentation in the kitchen stations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Prepare all necessary menu items, including soups and sauces, as directed by the Chef-on-Duty.

Operate large volume cooking equipment such as Grill, Deep Fryers, Griddles, Salamander, Stove Tops, Ovens, Braiser, and Steamer along with new equipment in the future.

Basic and simple preparation of Mexican, Italian, and American Cuisine.

Skillful Grill, Saut , and Broiling techniques.

Operate machineries such as Power Mixers, Slicer, Emulsifier, Steamer etc. upon completion of training with culinary management: documented with signature sheets.

Prepare basic hot food, cold food sandwiches, salads and dressings as needed.

Perform the 6 basic knife cuts:

Allumette: A basic knife cut measuring inch inch 2 inches.

Large Dice: A basic knife cut measuring inch inch inch.

Medium Dice: A basic knife cut measuring inch inch inch.

Small Dice: A basic knife cut measuring inch inch inch.

Batonnet: A basic knife cut measuring inch inch 2 -3 inches.

Julienne: A basic knife cut measuring 1/8 inch 1/8 inch 2 inches.

Demonstrate proficient knife skills by completing the following tasks within the allotted time:

Dice a 30 pound case of yellow onions in 30 minutes or less.

Slice a 20 pound case of squash in 18 minutes or less.

Follow recipes and set up documentation.

Correct preparation and handling of meat, fish, starches etc.

Understand and display proper handling of meat, fish, poultry, vegetables and dairy products in accordance with HACCP standards. (organize a speed rack in proper order)

Check the quality and temperature of food, ensuring product consistency with health standards followed by using Time and Temperature Logs.

Rotate food in coolers, dry storage and utilize mise en place to ensure freshness and reduce waste and spoilage. (FIFO, First In First Out)

Prepare food to the highest standards of culinary quality.

Clean, sanitize, and restock workstations, storeroom and walk in refrigerators.

Set up mise en place for all stations.

Help others as needed - various banquet productions and/or other outlets - thus contributing to an environment where teamwork prevails.

Keep work areas and refrigerators clean, sanitized and organized at all times.

Report all faulty equipment or unsafe conditions immediately.

Maintain professional grooming and appearance and act as a role model according to established grooming and appearance policy.

Willing to learn additional skills from mentor.

Comply with all Cache Creek Casino Resort safety, health and sanitation policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned by Chef on Duty.

Assist with special events when needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or 6 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience cooking in a commercial kitchen, Basic knife and equipment skills, basic knowledge of hot & cold food. Must be able to work and know the standards of quality and production in the kitchen.

Age Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Cache Creek Casino Tribal Gaming License.

Sanitation Certificate.

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 the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and second hand tobacco smoke. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Associated topics: cocinera de produccion, cocinero, cocinero de la parrilla, commercial kitchen, food prep, fryer, grill, maker, prep, station
Associated topics: cafeteria, cocinera de produccion, cocinero de la preparacion, cocinero de produccion, cook, kitchen, meat cutter, restaurant cook, sandwich, stove

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