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Buffet Cook III


The Cook III will be responsible for preparing and producing menu items to recipe standards in a quick and efficient manner. Assist Chef on duty in setting up food outlet line and maintaining kitchen areas. Maintain assigned station and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition which includes common areas such as walk in coolers and freezers. All cooks in the kitchens are expected to work together and assist each other as needed with business rushes or demands. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to:


* Preps, cooks and seasons all food items.

* Follows all recipe standards ensuring each order sent out is consistent with recipe specifications.

* Prepare items such as but not limited to soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, breakfast items and desserts.

* Follows all recipe standards ensuring each order sent out is consistent with recipe specifications.

* Controls food production to include: proper cooking methods, cooking time and temperature, insuring sanitation, handling and storage of prepared foods and leftovers.

* Must be able to adapt to fast paced and changing work environment without losing focus on job demands.

* Maintains a clean and safe working environment.

* Knows and follows all established sanitation policies. Serve Safe Certification or the equivalent is preferred.

* Must be proficient in working all areas of the kitchen. This includes but is not limited to; Production, Butchering, Grill/ Broiler/ Saut, Fry and Garde Manger / Pantry stations.

* Meets the attendance guidelines of the job and adheres to regulatory, departmental, and company policies.

* Demonstrates Harrah's Spotlight 4 service standards: Initiates Friendly Greeting, Smiles and Makes Eye Contact, Demonstrates Upbeat and Positive Attitude, Checks for Satisfaction, Provides a Warm Farewell.



* High school diploma or GED required.

* Familiar with all phases of food preparation techniques.

* Local Health Department sanitation certificate.

* 3-4 years minimum of previous culinary experience as a Prep/Production Cook or Fast Food Cook.

* Serve Safe Certification or equivalent preferred.

* Must have some working knowledge of Soups, Sauces, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Dressings, Desserts and Salads. All of these with an eye for presentation and display.

* Proficiency in the following: Production, Butchering, Grill/ Broiler/ Saut, Fry and Gard Manger / Pantry stations.

* Working knowledge and the ability to work in all classifications below a cook III level are required.

* Ability to train and follow recipes.

* Familiar with many phases of food preparation techniques.

* Must be able to provide own tools preferred.

* Must have knowledge of kitchen sanitation, operation and maintenance of kitchen equipment

* Must be able to work any shift to support business levels.

* Must be able to get along with co-workers and work as a team.


* Mobility and dexterity to move large, heavy objects up to 100 pounds.

* Manual dexterity to include using kitchen utensils such as knives, spatulas, food tongs, etc and handling of food items.

* Must be able to work inside a kitchen and on a line during the entire shift

* Must be able tolerate areas with extreme hot and cold temperatures

* Must stand for long periods of time and work throughout entire shift.

* Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, crouch, kneel, push, and pull when rotating stock and cleaning work area

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

* Must be able to operate the following kitchen equipment: stoves, grills, fryers, and other utensils in preparing food orders

* Must be able to respond to visual and aural cues

* Must be able to work at a fast pace and in stressful situations.

* Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English and be able to conduct conversations with peers in a distinctive and persuasive manner.

Harrah's reserves the right to make changes to this job description whenever necessary.

As part of Caesars Entertainment's employment process, finalist candidates will be required to complete a background check, prior to an offer being extended. These background checks include:

* Prior Employment Verification

* Education Verification

* Social Security Trace

* Criminal Background Check

* Drug Screen

* Motor Vehicles Records (where required for position)

For a listing of all opportunities at Caesars Entertainment, please go to -

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