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MGM Resorts International Cook - Main Kitchen (Vdara) in Las Vegas, Nevada


Las Vegas, Nevada

Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race .

  • Maintain solid knowledge of all food products and is able to skillfully apply culinary techniques

  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas

  • Transport supplies from the storeroom and stock in designated areas

  • Start prep work on items needed for the particular menu of the day

  • Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guide

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

  • Make certain all requisitions are processed properly and placed in designated area

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

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards

  • Sustain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment

  • Be familiar with all Hotel services/features and local attractions/activities to respond to guest inquiries accurately

  • Maintain and strictly abide by State sanitation/Health regulations and Hotel requirements

  • Meet with Assistant Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance

  • Complete opening duties such as setting up work station with required tools, equipment and supplies; inspecting the cleanliness and working condition of all tools, equipment and supplies; checking production schedule and pars; establishing priority items for the day and informing the Assistant Chef of any supplies that need to be requisitioned for the day's tasks

  • Organize all of the various prep items needed from different areas to ensure that all items are in place and ready for service

  • Continue prep work after the meal period for the next meal service

  • Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements

  • Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost

  • Disinfect and sanitize cutting boards and worktables

  • Transport empty, dirty pots and pans to the pot wash station

  • Breakdown work station and complete closing duties as assigned

  • Properly label and dates all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation

  • Apply basic knife skills required for service

  • 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 Master Cook as needed in execution of service

  • Support Pantry Workers and Helpers as needed in execution of service

  • Maintain a solid knowledge, understanding and 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 related duties as requested.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • At least 2 years of experience as a cook in a similar high-volume environment.

  • Working knowledge of knives and knife skills

  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment to include, but not limited to a slicing machine, juicer, Cryovac machine, small wares equipment.

  • Working knowledge of health, safety and sanitation procedures.

  • Working knowledge of weights, measures and 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.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

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


  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

*This is not intended to include every duty or responsibility of the job nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do this job.

MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences.

With 77,000+ employees, the Company is one of the world's leading global hospitality and entertainment companies with 23 resorts. We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to being socially responsible, including an industry-leading diversity and inclusive culture, community engagement and philanthropy initiatives, and a commitment to environmentally sustainable approaches in development and operations.

While we operate leading resorts and amenities, ultimately it is the people of MGM Resorts who make the difference daily by providing the ultimate guest experience. We welcome you to join us.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact our Corporate Diversity and Disability Outreach department at at .

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are also committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our employment application site, including the protection of any personal information provided to us. For more information about MGM Resorts International, including our privacy policy at and commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit at careers.