TITLE: Buffet and Banquet Cook


QUALIFIES FOR JOB-SPECIFIC INCENTIVE PROGRAM: BONUS PAY after 30 days=$25, 90 days=$50, and 180 days=$75

DEPARTMENT: Kitchen / Food and Beverage

REPORTS TO: Directly: Buffet and Banquet Lead Cook Indirectly: Executive Chef


EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE: Experience in full service restaurant. Experience with buffet food and banquets preferred but not necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Buffet food production. 2. Setup of buffet server area by opening time. 3. Able to run pizza station, hot left and back kitchen. 4. Cleanup and organization of buffet area. 5. Ability to work with all kitchen cooking equipment. 6. Take direction from the Buffet and Banquet Lead Cook. 7. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 8. Regular attendance necessary. 9. Regular punctuality necessary. 10. Available and willing to work any changes in hours on the schedule at any time during employment.

TEAM MEMBER TRAITS: 1. Willing to embrace change – Not resistant or afraid of change. Responsive and adaptable to situations and/or circumstances that are different from the day to day routine. 2. Can take time to connect with guests and fellow team members - Quickly build rapport and establish personal relationships with Guests and Team Members. Fits in with the department and is considerate toward others and promotes an atmosphere of team work. 3. Be happy with yourself - Have a positive outlook with your job, your guests, and yourself. Feel good about yourself and the contributions you make to the Company. 4. Think quality - Provide a high level of service; maintain high standards and work hard to get it right the first time. Identify possible difficulties and present solutions. 5. Be a positive representative for Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel at All Times – Be upbeat, cheerful and smile during all interaction with Guests, Vendors, Business Partners and Team Members. Wear uniforms to specification and adhere to appearance standards during shift. 6. Redefine the concept of team – Break down the barriers between departments and get involved. 7. Think outside of your comfort zone – Live outside of your comfort zone. Make decisions. Move forward. Understand that doing things differently is scary, but necessary to grow. Accept challenging opportunities. 8. Over communicate – Maintains open lines of communication. Speaks confidently and fluently. Talks at the correct pace and level. Is understandable. Holds others’ attention when speaking. Elicits necessary information to fully understand the needs, problems, and motives of customers.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Present oneself as a credit to Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel and encourage others to do so also.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES: 1. Good knowledge and usage of sanitation practices. 2. Knowledge of basic culinary techniques such as frying, broiling, roasting, etc. 3. Good knife skills. 4. Organized and time efficient.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Able to lift 50 lbs frequently. 2. Handle stressful situations. 3. Able to stand for long periods of time. 4. Able to tolerate heat. 5. Good coordination.

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).