Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Team Dining Room Cook

Hire Type
Minimum Age (Years)
18 or Above


Perform responsibilities in accordance with all Company standards, policies, and procedures. The TDR cook is in view at all times, it is very important that you are aware of food and service standards. Must be polite and courteous to fellow Team Members. Having the ability to cook and present buffet menu items that is visually appealing and flavorful in taste is the essence of your position.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for practicing, supporting, and promoting Thunder Valley Casino’s “Winning Attitude” Company-wide culture and demonstrating Thunder Valley Casino’s 4-Diamond Service Standards at all times.
  • Have basic food knowledge, cooking techniques, knife skills, ability to operate kitchen equipment.
  • Understand how to read and fill production par sheets.
  • Understanding the importance of consistency of all menu items. Get familiar with standardized SOP recipe format.
    Follow proper health department rules & regulations, HACCP, sanitation and safety procedures. Maintain California Food Handlers Certificate.
  • Acknowledge responsibility of station set up through utilization of station check list. Labeling, rotation and storage methods.
  • Proper cooking skills with presenting menu items that are flavorful, proper texture, balanced
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through presentation, food quality and promote positive customer relations.
  • Display knowledge of all emergency procedures.
  • Follow set schedules and specific job duties.
  • Maintain personal grooming and uniform standards pursuant to Thunder Valley’s policies.
  • Treat each Team Member with care, dignity, fairness and respect.
  • Display and encourage teamwork in the department.
  • Communicate on a consistent basis with all managers; keep them abreast of all department activities.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by Director of Food and Beverage
  • Follow SOP’s, recipe books and guidelines and have all necessary supplies to provide consistency and quality for 5-Star guest service.
  • Maintain cleanliness, safety and sanitation standards in accordance with department policies and those of the Department of Indian Health.
  • Ensure that kitchen and equipment are in good working order and that the work area is clean and hazard-free.
  • Notify a supervisor immediately if kitchen and equipment are not in good working order.
  • Possess the ability to work hands-on in any kitchen environment, including those involving a three-meal period and high volume production. Majority of the production will be frying, sautéing, griddling, carving, broiling, and steaming all meats, fish, vegetables and poultry. May include cold salads, sandwiches, cold displays, salad dressings, slicing deli meats and cheese for guest services according to Thunder Valley standard’s and specifications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Team Members and Management in both written and verbal form.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality necessary.
  • Must possess and demonstrate great attention to detail in order to maintain unit’s appearance and operating standards; using good judgment
  • Must manage time effectively with minimum supervision. Ability to handle high pace production.
  • Must be able to handle constructive criticism and be willing to continuously improve.
  • Must be able to read all tickets and organize food production in a timely manner.
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years of culinary experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires normal, corrected vision range, the ability to distinguish letters, numbers, basic math and symbols.
  • Maintaining a well groomed appearance, follow Thunder Valley dress code at all times, work in a neat, clean and timely manner in the work station.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, push 150 to 250 lbs on a pushcart, and enter walk-ins of -10 degrees to 140 degrees with or without assistance. Handle heat from cooking appliances, food and washing materials.
  • Ability to stand for duration of shift, walk frequently, bend and reach to a height of 6 feet with or without assistance.
  • Requires normal sense of smell, taste, touch, and sound.

If you feel that this position is a great match for your interests and skills, click the button to apply. Thank you again for considering joining the Thunder Valley Casino Resort team!


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