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Plaza Hotel & Casino PREP COOK in Las Vegas, Nevada


About the Organization

The Plaza Hotel and Casino redefines Downtown Las Vegas luxury and creates a perfect combination of comfort and sophistication. Anchoring the Fremont Street Experience, the Plaza has been an iconic hotel in Downtown Las Vegas for the past 49 years and a recent property reinvention has allowed the Plaza to retain its classic Las Vegas charm and embrace a new world look. Boasting real values, real people and classic fun.


Job Description & Purpose

The VISION of PlayLV Gaming is to be the place to be Down Town. , and is supported by our MISSION a Downtown Icon committed to building lasting relationships, legendary service & classic gaming with a modern twist. The renaissance has begun, The Plaza Way!

Our guiding principles are:

  • Always do the right thing

  • Be respectful and considerate – everyone matters

  • Deliver more than others think possible

  • Show passion for what we do and enthusiasm for who we are

Delivering on these promises requires amazing people. PlayLV Gaming takes pride in hiring an extremely talented, motivated, and diverse workforce that possesses the attitude and aptitude to work within a high-performance culture. Employees receive training, guidance, development, and leadership in order to effectively perform their responsibilities.


POSITION SUMMARY: It is the primary responsibility of the Prep Cook to prepare and cook food on all stations in the kitchen. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and property policies, practices, and procedures.

Top 5 Specific Job Functions:

  • Prepare items according to recipe

  • Ensure food quality

  • Set up station and breakdown station

  • Prepare food items in a timely manner

  • Assist co-workers throughout shift

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. It is not intended to give all details or a step-by-step account of the way each procedure or task is performed. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.

Other Specific Job Functions:

  • Ensure all products are rotating on a first-in, first-out philosophy.

  • Ensure all requisitions are processed properly and placed in designated areas.

  • Identify and safely use all kitchen equipment.

  • Regularly restock all kitchen supplies and food items required for service.

  • Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation.

  • 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 co-workers in the execution of service.

  • Maintain a solid knowledge, understanding the 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 job-related duties as requested


  • At least 1 year of experience in a high-volume/fine dining restaurant.

  • Ability to take initiative and exhibit flexibility.

  • Ability to apply basic knife skills.

  • A highly motivated and energetic personality.

  • Working knowledge of all food products and is able to skillfully apply culinary techniques.

  • Working knowledge, and understanding the application of 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.

  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.

Position Requirements


  • Food Handler’s Card



EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.