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Prep Cook

Company: Tao Group Hospitality
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

LAVO Italian Restaurant - Las Vegas

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The position will be responsible for preparing all restaurant foods, hot and cold. Responsible for working in all aspects of food preparation. Demonstrates knowledge of all areas of the kitchen.

* Prepare all restaurants foods, hot and cold. Responsible for working in all aspects of food preparation
* Prepare prep sheet to include all items that need to be prepared or ordered
* Follow prep sheet and communicate to Chefs in accordance
* Ensure set prep times are met
* Properly wrap, label, date and store all food items on their proper cart. Ensure product freshness
* Set up, operate and clean all kitchen machinery/equipment and stores it in its proper place
* Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and handling of equipment, using only as intended and only after proper training has been demonstrated
* Efficiently work with materials and/or resources being aware of and minimizing costs and expenses
* Comply with all safety and health department procedures as well as Company departmental policies/procedures
* Comply with all state and federal liquor laws
* Demonstrate knowledge in all areas of the kitchen
* Read measure, execute recipes, and execute computer tickets for service
* Apply advanced knife skills required for service and preparation
* Maintain a solid menu knowledge and attention to detail
* Assists Chefs as needed in execution of service
* Work as a team, assisting all guests and employee's needs and inquiries
* Effectively communicate with management, chefs and service staff to fulfill and address any issues or needs requested by guests and or other employees
* Work one or two days ahead of operation to ensure product delivery is on time and to ensure on days off anyone covering has what they need to operate
* Assists and/ or completes additional tasks as assigned


* Accountability
* Development
* Working relationships
* Judgment
* Quality of work
* Job skills knowledge
* Productivity
* Dependability
* Punctuality
* Adherence to Policy
* Verbal communication
* Attitude
* Appearance
* Teamwork
* Guest satisfaction


* High School Diploma preferred
* Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
* Possession of or the ability to possess all state/venue required work cards
* Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to company standards


* Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of kitchen work experience with one year in a high-volume restaurant required
* Understanding of purchasing, receiving, inventories and cost control
* Possess knife skills, knowledge of food storage
* Restaurant back of house operations
* Opening and closing duties
* Proper lifting techniques
* Sanitation and safety
* Safe alcohol service
* High volume operations


* Ability to perform basic mathematical equations
* Must have strong problem-solving skills
* Ability to communicate effectively and assertively in the English language, both verbally and in writing with staff, clients, and the public
* Ability to keep an open and objective view
* Ability to maintain confidentiality
* Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude always
* Ability to listen empathetically and be respectful always
* Ability to maintain composure and stay focused
* Ability to maintain personal integrity
* Ability to work as a team, stay organized, handle various projects at one time, follow up and make accurate decisions
* Ability to handle a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment, and work under pressure and meet deadlines


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

* Must have good positive energy to make it through the day
* Must be able to read the computer monitors
* Must be able to print legibly for guests to read
* Must be observant and quick to respond to various situations
* Must be able to move quickly through work and set the pace in the office and/or venue
* Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
* Must be dexterous and able to participate in all service aspects.
* Must be able to twist, tow (push or pull), reach, bend, climb and carry as necessary
* Must be able to push and lift up to 50 lbs.
* Ability to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls
* Ability to reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
* Ability to talk, hear, taste, smell, see to include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

* Work indoors exposed to hot and/or cold surfaces, steam, and wet floors
* Work in an environment that is subject to varying levels of noise, crowds and smoke, the severity of which depends upon guest volume
* Restaurant environment
* Fast paced, high volume, high energy
* Work varied shifts to include days, nights, weekends and holidays


* Security Level - Low

Tao Group Hospitality delivers distinctive culinary and premium entertainment experiences through its portfolio of restaurants, nightclubs, lounges, and daylife venues. Tao Group Hospitality acquired Hakkasan Group in April 2021. The combined company operates more than 70 branded locations in over 20 markets across five continents and features a collection of widely recognized hospitality brands. These include TAO, Hakkasan, OMNIA, Marquee, LAVO, Beauty & Essex, Wet Republic, Yauatcha, Ling Ling, Cath--drale, Little Sister, The Highlight Room, Sake No Hana, Jewel, and more. Tao Group Hospitality is part of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) (NYSE: MSGE), a leader in live experiences.

*US Candidates Only*

Tao Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Vision insurance
Physical setting:
* Bar
* Casual dining restaurant
* Fine dining restaurant
* Upscale casual restaurant
* Day shift
* Evening shift
* Night shift
Weekly day range:
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
If you are hired, we will require proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or that you have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Tao Group Hospitality, Las Vegas , Prep Cook, Other , Las Vegas, Nevada

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