First Cook | Saint Charles Convention Center

Location US-MO-St. Charles
Job ID
Spectra - Venue Management
Location Name
Spectra VM - St. Charles Convention Center
Culinary / Kitchen Management
Regular Full-Time


The First Cook is responsible for the preparation of food items for catering and concessions in accordance to current standards, including but not limited to: grilling, sauce preparation, meat fabrication and plating. Assist the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef with opening and closing duties for the kitchen and concessions.


  • Prepare and deliver food products according to set standards and recipes.
  • Assist in set up, preparation and breakdown activities.
  • Ensure proper handling of food service equipment.
  • Assist Executive and Sous Chef in development of kitchen staff and ongoing training of current and new staff.
  • Maintain a positive and compliant employee relations climate.
  • Observe compliance to health and sanitation and safety regulations.
  • Assist Chef in creation/execution of production lists.
  • Provide excellent customer service assistance to internal and external clients.


  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, nights, weekends, extended (long) work days and extended number of days.
  • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Culinary degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive kitchen experience.
  • Maintain certification in a nationally recognized sanitation and food handling program.
  • Experience in culinary training, including food preparation, and selection and storage of food.

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 www.spectraexperiences.com/


Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.


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