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Master Cook - Cafe Centro
Company Name:CityCenter Las Vegas
Position Description:Job Functions:
* Maintain solid knowledge of all food products and is able to skillfully apply culinary techniques
* Maintain an exceptional menu knowledge and attention to detail with plate presentation
* Prepare both hot and cold items and demonstrate a variety of cooking techniques
* Skillfully and knowledgably work each kitchen station
* Conduct training for cooks, pantry workers and kitchen helpers on job responsibilities
* Ensure all products are rotating on a first-in, first-out philosophy
* Ensure all requisitions are processed properly and placed in designated area
* Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation
* Apply advanced knife skills required for service
* Read, measure and execute recipes
* Maintain a solid knowledge and preparation of base sauces, stocks and soups
* Ensure food quality is superior and take action to correct any irregularities
* Conduct inventory on a regular basis to ensure proper par levels
* 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
* Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards
* Meet with Sous Chef/Executive Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance
* Prepare and assign production and prep work for Line Cooks to complete; review priorities
* Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise throughout the shift
* Ensure that opening shift completes start up of Kitchen line and designated prep work
* Complete opening duties set up work station with required mis en place, tools, equipment and supplies, inspect the cleanliness and working condition of all tools, equipment and supplies, check production schedule and pars, establish priority items for the day, inform the Sous Chef of any supplies that need to be requisitioned for the days tasks, transport supplies from the Storeroom and stock in designated areas
* Fabricate meat, fish and fowl for menu items
* Start prep work on items needed for the particular menu of the day and direct Line Cooks on same throughout the shift
* Inform the Sous Chef of any shortages before the item runs out
* Communicate any assistance needed during busy periods to the Sous Chef to ensure optimum service to guests
* Inform Sous Chef of any excess items that can be used in daily specials or elsewhere
* Maintain production charts
* Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements
* Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost
* Direct and assist Stewards in order to make clean-up a more efficient process
* Breakdown work station and complete closing duties return all food items to the proper storage areas
* Rotate all returned product, wrap, cover, label and date all items being put away, straighten up and organize all storage areas, clean up and wipe down food prep areas, reach-ins/walk-ins, shelves, return all unused and clean utensils/equipment to the specified locations, ice down hot items from the steam table, so they cool quickly, turn off all equipment not needed for the next shift and restock items that were depleted during the shift
* Other related duties as necessary

* At least two years of cook experience in a similar position
* Working knowledge of knives and knife skills
* Applicable knowledge of equipment to include, slicing machine, juicer, Cryovac machine, small wares equipment
* Working knowledge of health, safety and sanitation procedures
* Applicable knowledge of weights, measures and various cooking techniques
* Professional appearance and demeanor
Company Profile:When completed in 2009, CityCenter will be one of the great urban places of the world, a reflection of the best of the life that we're living today and tomorrow. It will be a place of continual evolution, richness and diversity; a place people from around the world will desire to visit and experience.

Across the country and throughout the world, people are rediscovering the excitement of the city. The city is where the people are, where the action is, and where all that's thrilling and new comes together, whoever you are. Las Vegas will soon have its own urban core: a 76-acre city-within-a-city that's destined to redefine the skyline. It will be an urban setting unlike any other in the United States. Or, really, anywhere. CityCenter.

CityCenter could only exist in Las Vegas; and only MGM MIRAGE, the world's premier developer of destination resorts, could build it. No other developer has the vision to realize such a forward-thinking project with the same care and attention - or the experience to offer hotels, retail and amenities that will exceed the high expectations for which MGM MIRAGE is known throughout the world.

No other developer has the depth of talent and resources to mastermind a project of comparable scale - a project that will literally reshape the Las Vegas skyline and create a new international destination for entertainment, dining, nightlife, retail, art and design. And few other developers have shown the same level of commitment to sustainable design, creating a place that people will appreciate and enjoy for decades to come.
Job Profile:
Position: Cook
Start Date: Match Any
Job Category: Restaurant - Upscale Casual
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 2 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): ALL US; Nevada; West, USA
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