Cook - Main Kitchen (Vdara)

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  • MGM Resorts International

    Cook - Main Kitchen (Vdara)

    MGM Resorts International

    3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard
    Las Vegas

    Restaurant - Food Service

    Degrees Required:
    Not Specified

    Employment Type:

    Manages Others:



    • Maintain solid knowledge of all food products and is able to skillfully apply culinary techniques
    • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas
    • Transport supplies from the storeroom and stock in designated areas
    • Start prep work on items needed for the particular menu of the day
    • Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guide
    • Ensure all products are rotating on a first-in, first-out philosophy
    • Make certain all requisitions are processed properly and placed in designated area
    • Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation
    • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards
    • Sustain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment
    • Be familiar with all Hotel services/features and local attractions/activities to respond to guest inquiries accurately
    • Maintain and strictly abide by State sanitation/Health regulations and Hotel requirements
    • Meet with Assistant Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance
    • Complete opening duties such as setting up work station with required tools, equipment and supplies; inspecting the cleanliness and working condition of all tools, equipment and supplies; checking production schedule and pars; establishing priority items for the day and informing the Assistant Chef of any supplies that need to be requisitioned for the day's tasks
    • Organize all of the various prep items needed from different areas to ensure that all items are in place and ready for service
    • Continue prep work after the meal period for the next meal service
    • Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements
    • Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost
    • Disinfect and sanitize cutting boards and worktables
    • Transport empty, dirty pots and pans to the pot wash station
    • Breakdown work station and complete closing duties as assigned
    • Properly label and dates all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation
    • Apply basic knife skills required for service
    • Read, measure and execute recipes
    • Maintain a solid menu knowledge and attention to detail with plate presentation
    • Versatile in preparing both hot and cold items
    • Assist Master Cook as needed in execution of service
    • Support Pantry Workers and Helpers as needed in execution of service
    • Maintain a solid knowledge, understanding and preparation of base sauces, stocks and soups
    • Work as a team, assisting all guests' and employees' needs and inquiries
    • Effectively communicate with management, chefs and service staff in order to fulfill and address any issues or needs requested by guests and or other employees
    • Perform all other related duties as requested.


    • At least 2 years of experience as a cook in a similar high-volume environment.
    • Working knowledge of knives and knife skills
    • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment to include, but not limited to a slicing machine, juicer, Cryovac machine, small wares equipment.
    • Working knowledge of health, safety and sanitation procedures.
    • Working knowledge of weights, measures and various cooking techniques.
    • Excellent customer service skills. 
    • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts. 
    • Professional appearance and demeanor. 
    • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays. 
    • High school diploma or equivalent. 
    • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms. 


    • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

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