Line Cook, Riverboats at the Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch and Riverboat Cruises St Louis, Missouri


Line Cook, Riverboats at the Gateway Arch ($15/hr + $300 Hiring Incentive)



Line Cooks are responsible for properly preparing and cooking food, maintaining sanitation guidelines, and completing daily tasks in order to provide meals for guests of the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch and Paddlewheel Café. 

Essential Outcomes

  • Set up and stock food items and other necessary supplies in the Riverboat Galley.
  • Prepare food items by cutting, chopping, butchering, mixing, and preparing sauces.
  • Cook food items by grilling, frying, sautéing, and other cooking methods to specified recipes and standards.
  • Perform portion control and minimize waste to keep cost within forecasted range.
  • Ensure that all food is prepared in a high quality and timely manner by restocking ingredients at work station and meeting prep times to ensure smooth delivery.
  • Comply with food sanitation requirements by properly handling food and ensuring correct storage.
  • Maintain a clean work station area, including kitchen equipment, tables, and shelves.
  • Clean and sanitize cooking surfaces at the end of the shift.
  • Perform inventory checks and complete food storage logs.
  • Maintain adherence to all applicable FDA and St. Louis Health Department regulations.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Executive Chef or Kitchen Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Strong multitasking and organizational skills. Ability to perform tasks with accuracy, speed, and attention to detail. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for interacting effectively with guests and coworkers. Ability to estimate food item needs and quantities and make accurate mathematical calculations. Ability to understand various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures. Must be able to work cooperatively and efficiently in a team. Knowledge of food service best practices and cooking methods. Ability to use general kitchen equipment and appliances. If not ServSafe Food Handler Certified, will need to obtain certification on the job.


  • New employees are eligible for a $300 hiring incentive (must be on time for all shifts and maintain 20 hours per week)
    • $100 received on first, third, and fifth paycheck (payment dates may vary depending on start date)
  • All employees receive a FREE Metro Transit pass. Good for unlimited rides on MetroLink and MetroBus.
  • Performance, attendance & holiday incentives
  • Flexible work schedule
  • New employees receive two free tickets, for you and a guest, to the St. Louis Riverfront Cruise. Tickets cannot be sold or given away.
  • New employees enjoy a buy one ticket get one free discount for the Skyline Dinner Cruise.




High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred. Certificate preferred.


One (1) year experience as a line cook or similar capacity required.


Food Service Contamination, Culinary Degree.


Food and Beverage Department of hotel, banquet facility, restaurant or other related venue.


Bi-State Development is an equal opportunity/ access / affirmative action/ pro-disabled and veteran employer. Bi-State Development is committed to providing an Equal Employment Opportunity experience for all employees, applicants, vendors and customers with an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.