Requisition ID
Ameristar Casino Hotel - Kansas City, MO
Food & Beverage
Position Type

Be the Best You

Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) is a dynamic and growing casino entertainment company with nearly 16,000 team members. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 16 gaming entertainment properties, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Pinnacle holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

At PNK, we are guided by our team member promise - Be the Best You. Through this promise we strive to support our team members in living their best lives by offering them challenging and rewarding work, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to build lasting relationships.

Property Details

Photo - Kansas City

At Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, when we say "More Fun", we mean it literally. In addition to our large casino floor, we proudly feature a wide variety of restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater that includes a private screening room, an arcade and an award-winning hotel. Ameristar is one of the biggest -- and most impressive -- casinos in the country.


Ameristar Kansas City

3200 North Ameristar Drive

Kansas City, MO 64161


Responsible for various assigned work stations within the kitchen, which include, but not limited to, working with equipment such as, knives, steamers, sauté station, frying, ovens, braiser, steam kettle, char broiler, griddle, rotisserie, smokers, woks, slicers, food processors,
etc…. The Assistant Cook will artfully prepare wholesome foods as directed
either verbally or by reading order tickets or banquet event orders in accordance with the company standard recipes and presentation techniques, while maintaining all applicable state sanitation rules and regulations.


Responsible for learning and being familiar with all of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.’s room outlets, and for being able to answer general questions regarding the property.
If working with the public anticipate the guests’ needs and respond appropriately with a sense of urgency.
Read food orders from computer printouts, and prepare food items, according to established menu plans.
Prepare all food items according to standard recipes and menu to ensure consistency of products to the guests.
Wash, slice, peel and/or cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling or piercing them with utensils.
Ensure work   procedures,   quality   standards and menu specifications are adhered to.
In an open kitchen, guest interaction is a must. Engage the guest each time they come to your area. Explain product, ask questions and build positive relationships with the guests.
Coordinate and communicate on orders with dining room staff.
Prepare all food items accurately in a timely manner.
Complete all assigned prep items as written on prep sheet.
Use and maintain all assigned areas and equipment in a sanitary, safe and effective manner.
Observe and enforce Health Department regulations regarding food handling, storage, proper steam table temperature, and cleanliness of work environment. Responsible of having a full knowledge of the MSDS program.
Consistent attendance at company/restaurant training programs as they are scheduled.
Complete opening, closing and other side duties as assigned by the supervisors.
Be in constant communication with Lead Cook and Sous Chefs.
Pass all tests given including the training in
order to retain the knowledge needed to be an effective team
Maintain a well-groomed, neat and clean appearance.
Possess the ability to work harmoniously with coworkers.
Perform  all  job  functions  in  conjunction  with  the guidelines  described  in  the  Standard  Operating Procedures manual to ensure consistent execution of company and department standards.
Perform all duties as assigned by management.


  • Must be able to perform all cooking duties.
  • Must be able to fast pace with a sense of urgency.
  • Must be able to complete any classes or certifications required by the state of Missouri or Ameristar Casinos, Inc.  
  • Cash handling and communication with guests and Team Members.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment. 
  •  One year minimum experience in food preparation and food knowledge.


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