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Delaware North Prep Cook, UBS Arena in Elmont, New York

The Opportunity

Delaware North Sportservice is hiring a Prep Cook to join our team at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.

As a Prep Cook, you thrive in a fast paced, high pressure environment and are a team player.

Located within Belmont Park, UBS Arena is the center for entertainment, music, and home of the New York Islanders. Get in on the action and be part of a dynamic team!

Per city, state, or client mandate, all current and new hires at this location are required to have received an authorized COVID 19 vaccination. You will be asked to confirm this prior to receiving a job offer.


  • Reads recipes and produces products on a timely basis using various pieces of kitchen equipment.

  • Reads the daily prep sheet.

  • Ability to follow build-to pars and complete production in a timely manner.

  • Places products in the hot wells, cold wells, walk-in refrigerators and freezers.

  • Stores all food products in specific size pans, covers, dates and places in the walk-in cooler.

  • Constantly cleans and sanitizes prep area, equipment, walls and floors.

  • Assists the management team in controlling food cost by demonstrating concern for cost and inventory control.

  • Observes the basic rules of kitchen safety, sanitation and back door safety.

  • Uses First in First out (FIFO) rules to ensure proper rotation.

  • Maintains standards of quality, freshness and eye-appeal.

  • Maintains kitchen surroundings, including floors, in the manner that meets standards of cleanliness, sanitation and health regulations.

  • Performs various tasks delegated by management including but not limited to assisting in other areas of the kitchen.

  • Sweeping and mopping the floor and cleaning the coolers, organizing dry storage, washing and sanitizing cookware etc.

  • Demonstrates concern for kitchen cleanliness and personal hygiene.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Prior food preparation experience preferred, but not required.

  • Ability to read and comprehend prep sheets.

  • Ability to use kitchen tools safely (knives and small equipment ware).

  • Ability to follow instructions.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent standing and/or walking for entire length of shift.

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to chop, mix, blend, whip etc. a variety of foods and liquids.

  • Ability to move rapidly and coordinate multiple orders.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Who We Are

UBS Arena is a $1.5 billion multi-purpose arena under construction in Elmont, New York, next to the Belmont Park race track. The arena will serve as the home of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL) and will host around 150 major events annually. It's projected to open for the 2021–22 NHL season,

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.