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  • Concessions Cook (Part-Time) - Wells Fargo Arena

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Spectra - Food Services & Hospitality
    Location Name
    Spectra FH - Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Concessions Cook is responsible for prep work and cooking hot food items in the Concessions Department.  Position assists with set-up, dishes and responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitized work space in accordance with company specifications.  Must be able to maintain excellent attendance in accordance with the attendance policy.


    This position is based at our Iowa Events Center. The Iowa Events Center features a variety of flexible spaces to host events of all types and sizes. The Iowa Events Center is a unique combination of three venues under one roof: Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, and Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The complex is flexible to meet the needs of events of all types and sizes. It is well-suited for conventions, meetings, tradeshows, sporting, social and entertainment events from 10,000–17,100 people. You can learn more about our venue here:


    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at



    • Prepares food in quantities as directed by the Concessions Manager or immediate supervisor
    • Compliant with health, sanitation, safety and employment regulations in accordance with company standards
    • Assist with set-up, clean-up and close out of the assigned Concessions stand.
    • Ensure proper storage of food products


    • One or more years’ experience in food preparation or related position
    • Ability to read food orders, product labels or menus in English.
    • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and effective prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to perform well under pressure and tight deadlines in a loud food production environment.
    • Maintain a positive attitude with co-workers, managers, volunteers & guests.
    • Requires a flexible schedule including working nights & weekends



    The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics 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 functions.


    Intellectual/Social demands:

    Basic ability to positively communicate verbally in English with co-workers and volunteers.   An intermediate ability to read in English to read food orders, menu and read product labels. Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines.  Ability to make sound decisions which demonstrate good judgment with little oversight.   Ability to maintain a well-groomed, professional appearance at all times.  Ability to learn proper sanitation and cleaning techniques. Ability to learn and execute company policies, procedures and guidelines.


    Physical demands:

    While performing duties of the job, the employee will constantly be required to grasp, fingering manipulation of product, feeling, and lifting food product.  Employee will frequently push, pull, stoop & kneel to get supplies and food product.  Exposure to loud environment including loud food production equipment and crowded workspace.  Employees will frequently be required to lift up to 50 pounds.  Vision requires ability to constantly adjust focus, peripheral vision and close vision to prepare and handle food. Ability to frequently listen & respond to communication with co-workers in a loud food production and event environment. Long periods of standing for 8 hours or more depending on business need. 


    Work environment:

    The duties of this position are performed primarily indoors.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to very loud depending on events in an arena environment, a concert environment, sport event, or other event environment with thousands of guests in attendance.  Working near loud food production equipment.  Indoor temperature of work environment varies from cold during hockey events, to very warm near food production equipment. Exposure to wet floors and sharp objects. Employees will frequently operate kitchen equipment safely after training including, but not limited to, broiler, flat top, overs, fryers, knives, and slicers.






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