Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk
Job Description

Starting Hourly wages from $13.90 - $17.00 per hour.

Responsible for various assigned work stations within the kitchen, which include, but not limited to, working with equipment such as, knives, steamers, sauté station, frying, ovens, braiser, steam kettle, char broiler, griddle, rotisserie, smokers, woks, slicers, food processors, etc…. The Assistant Cook will artfully prepare wholesome foods as directed either verbally or by reading order tickets or banquet event orders in accordance with the company standard recipes and presentation techniques, while maintaining all applicable state sanitation rules and regulations.

Position reports to Area Chef, Chef de Cuisine and Sous Chef, Lead Cook, Specialty Cook. Supervises Assistant Cook.


  • Deliver internal and external guest service the Pinnacle Way. Always exhibit a friendly and approachable demeanor. Be polite and courteous when speaking with guests and team members. Look for and act upon opportunities to assist guests and team members. Be sincere and genuine during all interactions. Be prepared with the knowledge and skill required to be responsive to guests’ and team members’ needs and questions.
  • Responsible for learning and being familiar with all of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.’s room outlets, and for being able to answer general questions regarding the property.
  • If working with the public anticipate the guests’ needs and respond appropriately with a sense of urgency.
  • Read food orders from computer printouts, and prepare food items, according to established menu plans.
  • Prepare all food items according to standard recipes and menu to ensure consistency of products to the guests.
  • Wash, slice, peel and/or cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling or piercing them with utensils.
  • Ensure work   procedures,   quality   standards and menu specifications are adhered to.
  • In an open kitchen, guest interaction is a must. Engage the guest each time they come to your area. Explain product, ask questions and build positive relationships with the guests.
  • Coordinate and communicate on orders with dining room staff.
  • Prepare all food items accurately in a timely manner.
  • Complete all assigned prep items as written on prep sheet.
  • Use and maintain all assigned areas and equipment in a sanitary, safe and effective manner.
  • Observe and enforce Health Department regulations regarding food handling, storage, proper steam table temperature, and cleanliness of work environment. Responsible of having a full knowledge of the MSDS program.
  • Consistent attendance at company/restaurant training programs as they are scheduled.
  • Complete opening, closing and other side duties as assigned by the supervisors.
  • Be in constant communication with Lead Cook and Sous Chefs.
  • Pass all tests given including the training in order to retain the knowledge needed to be an effective team member.
  • Maintain a well-groomed, neat and clean appearance.
  • Possess the ability to work harmoniously with coworkers.
  • Possess the ability to work harmoniously with coworkers.
  • Perform  all  job  functions  in  conjunction  with  the  guidelines  described  in  the  Standard  Operating Procedures manual to ensure consistent execution of company and department standards.
  • Perform all duties as assigned by management.
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