Oak View Group

Kitchen Prep | Owensboro Convention Center

Location US-KY-Owensboro
Job ID
Location Name
Owensboro Convention Center
Culinary / Kitchen Management
Regular Part-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry.  Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


Each Prep Cook’s primary objective is to provide a clean and safe kitchen area for our staff. Prepare food based on recipes and guidelines. Work events as a buffet attendant or station attendant. Wash and clean tableware, pots, pans and cooking equipment. Keep the dish room and equipment clean and organized.


This role will pay an hourly wage of $13.50. 


For PT roles: Benefits: 401(k) savings plan and 401(k) matching.


closes 9/06/2024

About the Venue

Western Kentucky’s award-winning venue – the Owensboro Convention Center – is a full-service facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, Kentucky. The multi-purpose center boasts just under 102,000 sq. ft. of available space, including a 44,000+ sq. ft. exhibition hall, the 8,900+ sq. ft. Kentucky Legend® Pier outside over the scenic Ohio River, and additional ballroom, meeting, and pre-function space.


The Sportscenter, one of Owensboro’s most historic buildings, opened in 1949. It is a multi-purpose, 5,000-seat arena that hosts concerts, sporting events, graduations, trade shows, meetings, and receptions.


· Displays knowledge of culinary preparation skills and teaches others proper preparation and food presentation.

· Assists in the control of food and labor costs.

· Conducts regular inspections of all locations to assure cleanliness and maintenance meet company standards.

· Assists with monthly inventory.

· Responsible for providing high quality, fresh food products in a timely manner for delivery to guests.

· Prepares hot and cold foods following company recipes and portioning requirements.

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

· Responsible for reporting any maintenance required for kitchen equipment.

· Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.

· Responsible for observing and testing foods to ensure proper cooking.

· Responsible for portioning, arranging and garnishing food plates for delivery to guests.

· Responsible for consulting with Executive Chef and Sous Chef to plan menus and estimate expected food consumption.

· Must show demonstrated ability to meet the company standard for excellent attendance.


· Able to operate standard kitchen equipment to including the broiler, steamer, convection oven, mixer, meat slicer and chef knife.

· Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, business-like and respectful manner which focuses on generating a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.

· Ability to speak, read and write in English.

· Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.

· Possess valid food handling certificate if required by state and federal regulations.

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis ("protected class") including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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