Position Description

Cook II
Location Lakeside Hotel Casino & RV Park, Indianola, IA 50125
Req # 4395
# of openings 1
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Full time (day shift) Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola, IA

Headquartered in Las Vegas, we are a personable, loyal, and friendly company that shares a connection with each of our customers and employees. Every employee at Affinity Gaming is committed to enhancing our guests' satisfaction by building upon our relationships and offering high-quality service at a reasonable price. With 8  properties (five in Nevada,  two in Missouri, and one in Iowa) we are dedicated to delivering a value-oriented product in a convenient, welcoming, and casual atmosphere. 

The Cook prepares, seasons and cooks meats, vegetables and other foods for consumption in accordance with specified recipes and plating guides.   


  • Attends to guests by insuring that meals are hot, fresh and correct. Interacts with customers in a friendly and courteous manner.

  • Work as a team to serve and respond to customer request and special needs.

  • Completes all prep work duties in a timely manner. Completes special projects as requested. Product Knowledge & Time Management a plus.

  • Prepares all food items according to standard recipes and menu to ensure consistency and quality of product to guest.

  • Set-up, service, and clean-up of assigned food production station

  • Must have proficient knowledge all areas in the kitchen (Grill, sauté, fry, prep, pantry)

  • Highly proficient knife skills

  • Prepares foods, maintains kitchen and stores food in accordance with applicable laws, policies, procedures and all applicable health and sanitation codes.

  • Maintains adequate supplies of food, cleaning supplies, and other food preparation supplies for all stations on the hot line

  • Ensures the cleanliness of equipment, work area and kitchen as whole.

  • Rotates stock to ensure usage and disposal occurs before the expiration date. (FIFO)*

  • Adheres to kitchen sanitation and safety standards.

  • Adheres to control procedure for food costs and quality.

  • Creates and maintains a safe work environment including the safety and training procedures in the handling of food service equipment

  • Must have flexibility with work schedule and be able to work mornings,

    evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed

  • Must be able to learn and retain training information for regular skill testing

  • Must show ability to effectively make decisions and show advanced critical thinking skills

  • Must have sharp attention to detail

  • Must be comfortable with holding employees accountable for standards, cleanliness and compliance with all department policies.

  • Prompt and detailed communication skills are a must


High school diploma or GED required. Experience as a cook in a similarly sized kitchen strongly preferred.  3-5 years culinary experience. 

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:  Must be able to obtain and maintain an Iowa Gaming License.


Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Employee Discount Network, Meals, Celebrations, Awards and more....


This job posting is intended to describe the general nature of this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Employee benefits may vary by location, position, length of service and employment status. 

Final candidates will be required to complete a drug test and background check.  Many positions will require a state gaming license. Affinity Gaming is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status. 

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