Dinner Train Cook (Bardstown, KY)


Date Posted:
Dinner Train Depot
HR Company:
RJ Corman Railroad Co/Bardstown Line



R. J. Corman is seeking Cooks to work on our My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown, KY.

Accountability:  Works in a team atmosphere to ensure the consistent delivery of food and services to MOKDT guests including the development of processes, schedules and procedures for achieving these goals.


  • Practice & preach “Safety is our priority”.
  • Make overall customer satisfaction the highest priority.
  • Participates in the effective cleaning of dishes and kitchen equipment; meeting established health and sanitation standards.
  • Assists in preparation of food in large quantities; meeting established sanitary standards and time requirements.
  • Participates in maintaining kitchen, kitchen equipment, and storage facility in a sanitary and orderly condition.
  • Perform line duties for the excursions; must have a sense of urgency to serve customers properly.
  • Work with Nicholasville on special events such as Derby, complimentary runs, valued customer passengers, etc.
  • Maintain work areas, and customer service areas including arranging for necessary repairs, cleanliness, organization, general maintenance, etc. with understanding that we can’t be good if we don’t “Look Good”.
  • Works with kitchen staff to put away food deliveries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements


Specialized or Technical Knowledge, or Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in food service in a cooking position and/or supervisory position preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write, and follow written and oral instruction.
  • Food safety and handling knowledge: general baking and cooking practices and methods, proper food storage, general food nutrition, practicing food cost controls, food presentation, and safely operate kitchen equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Bending at the waist; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; hearing and speaking to exchange information; seeing to read a variety of materials; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate food preparation and/or cooking equipment and utensils. Ability to correctly lift and transport objects weighing up to 50 lbs.  The ability to work on a moving train.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Ability to work a minimum of 8 hours with appropriate mobility and endurance. Ability to work flexible time periods as required of a Cook in a diverse environment.  The ability to work on a moving train.

Major or Unusual Problems:

  • Ability to work safely with a variety of kitchen equipment while on a moving train.

Job Dimensions:

Performs with substantial degree of independence under general supervision. 

Benefits:  R.J Corman Railroad Group, LLC is committed to providing its employees and their families with quality benefits. R.J Corman offers health, dental, vision, voluntary short term disability, voluntary long term disability, voluntary life insurance, voluntary accident insurance, voluntary hospital indemnity insurance, voluntary identity theft protection, and flexible spending account benefits to all full-time employees. Other non-health benefits include paid holidays, paid time off, the Work-Life Balance Employee Assistance Program and a 401K retirement savings plan.

RJ Corman Railroad is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to a safe and drug free work place.  RJ Corman performs pre-employment criminal background checks and substance abuse testing which includes a hair and urine drug tests to detect the presence of illegal drugs.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping RJ Corman a safe and drug free company.