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Prep Cook, Catering 

About the Organization ABOUT AREA15

AREA15, recently named one of USA Today's Top Workplaces, represents the world's first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15's curated mix of dynamic destinations-including LIFTOFF Bar and Ride, Asylum Bar & Arcade, Meow Wolf's Omega Mart, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, Kaia, The Beast, Wink World, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR and many more-represents what's next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages. Expanding across 20 acres in Las Vegas, AREA15 will soon welcome even more immersive destinations, including the John Wick Experience and Universal Destinations & Experiences' new, year-round horror entertainment experience Horror Unleashed.

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AREA15 is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to complying with all federal, state and local laws providing equal opportunities and all other employment laws and regulations.

Position Prep Cook, Catering  

Join the immersive world of ART, MUSIC & AMUSEMENT at AREA15, where the boundaries between reality and limitless creativity blur. Welcome to the "What's Next District.”

The Prep Cook is responsible for preparing ingredients and stations used in the cooking process for large groups attending private events and gatherings. This role requires someone with experience in a fast-paced kitchen environment, basic culinary skills, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and excellent teamwork abilities. The Prep Cook directly reports to the Catering Sous Chef.

Job responsibilities and duties:

  • Set up and sanitize workstations.

  • Follow prep lists created by chefs.

  • Measure ingredients, seasonings, and prepare cooking ingredients like soup stock for the cooking process.

  • Prepare simple dishes, including salads and desserts.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic cooking techniques, such as grilling, sautéing, griddling, frying, baking, broiling, plating, and food decoration.

  • Ensure all food items are properly stored and easily accessible.

  • Follow daily production sheets for prep, with any deviations requiring approval from the Chef on duty.

  • Execute opening and closing duties.

  • Check the quality and freshness of ingredients and report concerns to the Chef on duty.

  • Assist chefs in preparing food and handling various culinary tasks as needed.

  • Follow proper food handling and preparation best practices to prevent foodborne illnesses.

  • Responsible for executing assigned prep tasks and understanding ingredient preparation timing.

  • Operate all kitchen equipment safely.

  • Maintain the kitchen, workstations, kitchen equipment, and related areas in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition.

  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and health regulations.

  • Exhibit ART! (AREA15’s service standards) at all times.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Location AREA15 Las Vegas  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Position Requirements


  • Minimum of 1 year of culinary experience in a high-volume restaurant or catering kitchen.

  • Manual dexterity to operate cooking tools such as knives.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines, demonstrating a strong sense of urgency and attention to detail.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize under the pressure of deadlines, working independently and delivering against multiple priorities.

  • Southern Nevada Health District Food Handlers Certified.

  • Capable of standing and working on your feet for extended periods.

  • Maintain a calm and professional demeanor in a high-stress, fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work holidays, weekends, and varied shifts.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.


This position is currently accepting applications.

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