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Prep Cook (Full Time or Part Time) $15/hour

  • Derby City Gaming

Position Type:
  • Full Time

  • Third

  • Restaurants & Bars

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Application Deadline: 12-31-2022

COME JOIN THE FUN! Work in our state-of-the-art gaming facility, providing all guests and fellow Team Members with Derby City Gaming’s Core Values: Respect, Commitment, and Guest Service!

Once again, Derby City Gaming has been named a "Best Places to Work" in 2021! Must be 18 years or older to apply

*New Team Members are eligible for a retention bonus!

*Existing Team Members can earn a bonus for referring New Team Members!

Depending on Full- or Part-Time status, company benefits include:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Free Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k (with company match)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • A Variety of Team Member Discounts (Ford Affiliate Program, Verizon, AT&T, TicketsAtWork, Skechers, Sherwin Williams, Meal Discounts, Free Parking and more!)
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Team Member Recognition Program
  • Free Uniforms and Discounted Dry-Cleaning Services
  • Round-Table Lunches with Company President
  • Fun Team Member Events
  • Company-Sponsored Volunteer Opportunities


  • Ability to operate kitchen equipment including slicer, steamer, deep fryer, ovens, broiler, grill, mixer, kettle, and griddles.
  • Requires reading and math skills for recipes and measurements
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English in order to read recipes and communicate with other team members
  • Actively participates with staff to cook, prepare, dish-up and assemble all outlets food
  • Adheres to control procedure for food costs and quality
  • Verifies that all sanitation and nutrition practices are maintained by kitchen staff
  • Prepares all food items according to standard recipes and menu to ensure consistency of product to the guest
  • Be able to create compound sauces and derivatives of the mother sauces including the knowledge of Beurre Blancs
  • Prepare written food requisition for supplies and food items for production in the work station – inventory.
  • Verifies that all portion sizes, quality standards, departmental rules, policies, and procedures are maintained by kitchen staff, and supervises the production of all food items
  • Ensure the safety and security of Team Members and guests. Implements programs and processes to reduce loss time injuries. 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Abilities demonstrated in handling the banquets and food outlet effectiveness.
  • Be in constant communication with the Executive Chef
  • Maintaining interpersonal working relationship among all personnel – create a environment of development and learning
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform all duties at a higher level of accuracy and speed than a Cook I
  • Willingness to assume overall responsibility relative to the performance of the department, work flexible hours and handle high pressure deadlines


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalence.
  • Three-year minimum experience in food preparation and food knowledge is preferred.
  • Ability to work the line in different locations i.e. Sauté, Broiler, Appetizer, Pantry, Pasta, Grill etc.
  • Must be able to complete any classes or certifications required.
  • Able to obtain a valid racing license from regulatory body.


Ability to pass a background check