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Legends Hospitality Prep Cook in New York, New York


Prep Cook- Oculus Beer Garden (New York, NY)


Founded in 2008, Legends is a premium experiences company with more than 1,500 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has six divisions operating worldwide - Global Planning, Global Sales, Hospitality, Global Partnerships, Global Merchandise, and Global Technology Solutions - offering clients and partners a 360-degree service solution platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning, and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment.


Based at Westfield World Trade Center, the Oculus Beer Garden will cater to guests who are working, living and visiting the area. Once onsite, guests can sit and relax and enjoy a drink and food with a view of Calatrava’s iconic Oculus set in the backdrop.


This position is responsible for preparing and cooking food items in a fast-casual space to ensure guest satisfaction and maximize food revenues.


  • Prepare food items by complying with portion size, quality standards, departmental rules, policies and procedures

  • Ensures that proper food temperatures are maintained

  • Responsible for safety standards, neatness and sanitation of work areas

  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen including shelves, walls, floors and drains

  • Participates as a team player with specific responsibilities as related to preparation, excellent service and delivery of product

  • Maintain proper sanitation for cooking utensils and cookware

  • Handles and cleans kitchen equipment carefully and safely to prevent damage or injury

  • Adhere to company guidelines for appearance and uniform standards

  • Must maintain a friendly, positive attitude and professional demeanor at all times

  • Regularly meet with supervision to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes, and other information pertinent to job performance

  • Ensure that only the highest-of-quality product is served to our guests

  • Provide efficient service and quality products by maintaining positive customer and client relations through effective communication and prudent financial practices

  • Ensure that all equipment is in proper operational condition and is cleaned on a regular basis

  • Shows flexibility by rotating to other service locations when necessary

  • Performs other related duties, task, and responsibilities as assigned by management


  • Ideal candidate will be ServSafe Certified

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • The ideal candidate will have a culinary degree or have graduated from a certified apprenticeship program with a minimum of 2-3 years of cooking experience in the contract foodservice industry, preferably in premium services, catering, and concessions environments

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-oriented environment

  • Strong commitment to delivering a high level of customer and client service with demonstrated initiative and leadership

  • Customer service oriented with the ability to interact with all levels of management

  • Must be flexible to work extended hours due to business requirements including late nights, weekends, and holidays

  • Must be able to work in a team environment

  • High level of organization and attention to detail

  • Must be able to remain calm under stressful situations

  • Must be able to smile, maintain positive body language, and consistently provide positive guest service

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

  • Must be able to make evaluations and decisions without immediate supervision

  • Must be able to accept and carry out responsibility for directions

  • Practice safe work habits, follow all safety policies and procedures and regulations, complete company-wide safety training and additional job specific safety training

  • Must have or obtain NYC Food Protection Certificate

Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.


  • Seasonal, part-time, non-exempt

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.




  • Leadership: Novice

  • Customer Service: Novice

  • Communication: Novice



  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well