General Job Requirements:
Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner. Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel(s). Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and nametag while working. Comply at all times with Highgate standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations. Roast meats/poultry to proper temperature. Portion and bakes fish per function contract. Prepare food in bulk for banquet operation. Prepare and store properly & expediently various fruits and vegetables. Understand proper food storage & handling procedures. Maintains clean and sanitary working environment. Differentiate spices and use same effectively. Prepare, store, heat and serve hot hors d'oeuvres. Cook potatoes in various fashions per function contracts/recipe card. Use Fryo-lator safely and effectively. Understand battering and/or breading techniques. Demonstrate proficiency in the following cooking techniques: braising, pan-frying, sauté, poaching, boiling, par-cooking, broiling, deep frying, roasting. Cook rices and pastas. Dish up food in sufficient quantity, to service specific functions. Serve food to waiters, sauce platters as they go into dining room. Recover left-over food from functions; and return same to main kitchen.
Understand formal requisition process. Recognize available food garnished and utilize same. Follow direction of sous chef in daily tasks. Other duties as required.
Education & Experience:
High School Diploma and/or experience in a hotel or related field preferred
Long hours sometimes required. Medium work- Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately. Must work well in stressful, high pressure situation
Full Health & Wellness Benefits Package includes medical, dental, vision, life and ancillary insurance, paid vacation and sick time, 401K with company match, hotel discounts, free lunch served daily, and more!