Prep Cook

Title: Prep Cook
Department: Elko - The Grille Kitchen
Location: NV - Gold Dust West - Elko
Employment Duration: Full time
Available Shift: Day, Swing
Pay Range:


General Summary of Job Duties

Prep cook essential duty is to insure that the line cooks and Sous Chef have the need product and correct qualities for daily pars.

Essential Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain a high quality of guest service according to Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. Mission Statement and F.A.S.T. Track Values Statement.
  • Complete daily side work.
  • Ensure that daily pars are fresh and adequate.
  • Dice and slice products for the line.
  • Slice and weigh needed food items.
  • Prepare daily Soups.
  • Able to do weekly ordering.
  • Rotate stock daily.
  • Prepare all salad dressings.
  • Prepare bulk items.
  • Must be able to follow all recipes.
  • May be required to assist cooks on the line.
  • May need to assist dishwashers.
  • May need to assist salad bar duties.
  • May be assigned additional duties as needed.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable Company and departmental policies and procedures as well as the willingness to learn and follow any policy or procedure that may be introduced in the future.
  • Adhere to all appearance and uniform standards.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with Management.
  • Maintain a positive and professional demeanor during all interactions with guest, fellow Employees, and Vendors.
  • Ability to accept performance feedback in a professional manner.
  • Regular attendance and arriving on-time to all scheduled shifts and meetings is considered an essential function of the job.
  • Other duties as assigned.


General Job Responsibilities and Duties

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following F.A.S.T. Track Principles:‚Äč


  • Offer a warm greeting to everyone you encounter with a smile and eye contact.
  • Practice mutual respect by dealing honestly in all interactions.
  • Use genuine listening skills and offer sincere responses.
  • Promote positive interactions with both external and internal guests through sincere greeting and communications.
  • Be approachable, listen and lead by example.


  • Be proactive and positive.
  • If I don’t know, I’ll find out and if we don’t have it, I’ll try to get it.
  • Support and practice the F.A.S.T. Track Principles from the executive level to the front line staff level.
  • Acquire knowledge, training and education. Communicate it to all employees.

Service Excellence

  • Anticipate our guests’ needs before they ask.
  • Contribute ideas and solutions to improve customer service.
  • Escort our guests rather than point.
  • Take personal pride in the quality of your work.
  • Actively seek feedback from our guests concerning our service and atmosphere.

Team Work

  • Share and explain information.
  • Great teams consist of great performers.
  • Create a culture of two-way communication with employees and guests.
  • Be courteous, kind and patient with each other.

Skills, Education and Other Requirements

  • Basic reading and writing skills.
  • Must have an understanding of English.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Ability to function as part of a team.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional when under pressure.
  • Must be able to handle order deliveries correctly.
  • Must have knowledge of all kitchen equipment.
  • Prefer to have previous cooking skills in a restaurant setting.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Work Experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience working in a food preparation and cooking environment.

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