Oak View Group

Cook|part time| JCC

Location US-MS-Jackson
Job ID
OVG - Venue Management
Location Name
Jackson Convention Complex
Culinary / Kitchen Management
Regular Part-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is a sports and entertainment company engaged in a wide variety of activities, including arena development, facility management, arena and stadium alliance, sponsorships and partnerships, security services, publications, conferences, and consulting. The company, privately held, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices throughout the world.


The Cook is responsible for preparing and overseeing the preparation of all food items for banquets and concessions while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen, and storage areas while minimizing waste, maximizing cost/production ratio and following HACCAP guidelines.


  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a friendly and service-oriented manner
  • Have thorough working knowledge of menus and preparation required to produce food according to facility standards
  • Assist in controlling costs by maintaining food cost within budgeted guidelines as determined by the Executive Chef
  • Ensure the completion of necessary food and station preparations prior to events in order to ensure that guests are served promptly and efficiently
  • Maintain a high level of kitchen/knife skills to support the needs of the Executive Chef in accordance with the event orders
  • Be able to support any position in the kitchen that is in need of help.
  • Supervise and assist in the food preparation for Banquets as required, following specifications of Banquet Event Orders. Ensure banquet items are completed on time and check with Food & Beverage Manager or Banquet Captain for time, cover count or any other changes.
  • Ensure that food is prepared following standard recipes
  • Be familiar with all familiar kitchen tools and equipment to include Electric slicer, commercial blender, ovens, broilers, range tops, steam kettles, grill, fryer, mixers, food processors, steam table, knives, etc. and have the ability to train on all equipment
  • Maintain the “Clean as You Go” policy. Be responsible for maintaining the sanitation and cleaning schedule of the kitchen. Keep all storage areas neat, orderly, and clean
  • Supervise and assist with the breakdown of buffets and kitchen line, ensuring proper storage of food and equipment at the end of each meal period following HACCAP regulations
  • Ensure that all employees always practice safe work habits to avoid injury to self or other employees
  • Maintain high food quality standards in the kitchen and find ways to improve upon them
  • Assist in training staff in the operation and maintenance of all kitchen equipment
  • Perform other duties as requested by management


  • High School diploma or equivalent and/or experience in a comparable facility or related field preferred
  • At least 3 years of related progressive experience or a culinary graduate with at least 1 year of progressive experience in a comparable facility or related field
  • Previous supervisory responsibility preferred
  • Education and experience will be evaluated. 

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.

Vaccination Statement

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada. We highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment 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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