Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
  • Food & Beverage
  • Ames, IA, USA
  • 12.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time or Part Time

Full-Time Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Matching 401K, Vacation & Sick Time Off

The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is looking for a Full-time and Part-time professional Prep Cook(s) to prepare Banquet items for hosted events to the exacting standards and specifications set forth by the Executive Chef. The successful candidate will help fulfill our mission to enthusiastically deliver first class hospitality that exceeds guest expectations.


  • Set up and stock stations with necessary supplies, which include all food and food related products, equipment, utensils, towels, sanitation pail, etc.
  • Prepare food for service which includes cutting of vegetables, fabricating meat, fish & poultry items, soups, sauces, slicing deli meats and other items as assigned and necessary for the successful completion of service.
  • Maintain an organized (mise en place), clean & sanitary work area. Follow the "clean as you go" philosophy.
  • Ensure all products are properly labeled, dated and rotated (FIFO) in accordance with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
  • Assess food items daily to ensure they meet quality standards set forth by the Executive Chef, discarding product that does not meet these standards, and bringing questionable items to the attention of the kitchen management team for their input.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude and demeanor consistent with the Gateway Values.
  • Demonstrate the attributes set forth in our Values: Honesty, Integrity, Enthusiastic, Positive Attitude, TEAMWORK, Caring for the Guest and Each Other, Professionalism, Sharing & Transparency the good and the bad, Treat each other with Respect & Dignity, Always Learning, Work towards continuous improvement, Celebrate Cultural & Individual Diversity, HAVE FUN at Work!
  • Other duties as assigned.Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in a hotel, restaurant or similar venue.
  • Weekend availability and flexibility is necessary.
  • Must be able to squat, lift and push 45lbs.
  • Excellent verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to execute assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner (sense of urgency).
  • Excellent understanding of the various cooking methods used in a professional kitchen, ingredients commonly used in a kitchen and kitchen equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic sanitation techniques.


At Gateway Hotel & Conference Center we are passionate about exceeding guest expectations and giving first-class hospitality to each person that we encounter guest or employee. If you share this enthusiasm, consider joining the Gateway Hotel team by searching our available opportunities.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online!


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