Position Summary:

The Cook, under the direction of the F&B Manager, is responsible for performing all duties and responsibilities of a fast paced, highly intensified kitchen/restaurant in a professional manner. This position will require the ability to prioritize and prepare their work in order to prepare for events & daily specials. 

Department: Restaurant
Reports To: Food & Beverage Manager (F&B Manager)

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Will recommend and assist with kitchen menu selections
• Select and order food & supplies accordingly, with supervisor approval
• Cook and prepare food for customers in the highest sanitation manner possible
• Work as a team player to ensure consistency from shift to shift
• Be responsible for the coordination of special refreshments in relation to various casino promotions
• Train other cooks appropriately
• Responsible for allowing only authorized staff in kitchen
• Maintain kitchen cleanliness and sanitation standards according to Indian Health Service/State Regulations
• Wear hairnets and keep hair pulled back according to standards
• Wear clean apron everyday
• Maintain appropriate kitchen logbook regarding items needed & items ordered
• Will prep soups, salads, desserts, bagging items that need bagged and making hamburger patties – this includes all cooks and kitchen staff to work as a team
• Wash hands according to standards & wear gloves when appropriate
• Responsible for using a cash register and related kitchen equipment to serve casino customers
• Work in a professional manner with wholesale suppliers and distributors on behalf of the casino
• Reports directly to Manager on Duty
• Spouse/significant other visits are only allowed in an emergency situation or on break
• Employee may not visit with spouse/significant other while spouse/significant other is playing on the game floor
• Spouse/significant other will wait outside until shift is over
• Employee may not leave building while on duty
• Be responsible for other duties as assigned


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Knowledgeable of all kitchen related equipment & supplies
  • Short order cooking and restaurant experience
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in related casino employment or hospitality business preferred
  • SERVSAFE Certification a plus


  • Must obtain and maintain Santee Sioux Nation Gaming License
  • Must pass a drug-screening test and be physically and mentally able to work in a casino environment, with employees and the public
  • Maintain strict confidentiality on casino business matters
  • Work assigned schedules that may include nights, weekends and holidays
  • In the event the Casino falls short of staff, you are required to a mandatory six-day work week
  • Have understanding of Santee Dakota historical/contemporary history/culture that relates to Ohiya Casino & Resort mission, purpose and employment

Work Environment

  • Performed work will take place in a loud and smoke related environment


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Ohiya Casino & Resort,
Attention: Human Resources
53142 Hwy 12
Niobrara, NE 68760