Banquet Cook I

Loews Hotels Arlington , TX 76004

Posted 3 months ago

Live! By Loews-Arlington, TX treats guests to an unprecedented upscale experience that blends sports and entertainment with first-class hospitality and superior amenities. Ideally positioned between the new Texas Rangers' ballpark and Dallas Cowboys' Stadium, the 302-room hotel boasts an infinity-edge pool, a rooftop terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping views of the Arlington Entertainment District.

Job Specific

  • Sets up and organizes work area with all necessary supplies and equipment

  • Receives, inspects, rotates all food products to ensure fresh, high quality ingredients are used

  • Prepares and stores raw food products properly

  • Follows standardized recipes in the preparation and cooking of menu items

  • Adheres to established portion control guidelines and minimizes waste

  • Plates foods according to established plating/presentation guidelines

  • Monitors finished product to ensure food is served promptly, notifies supervisor of any delays in service

  • Ensures that a quality product is prepared and served in a timely manner

  • Follows all Governmental Food Sanitation Standards at all times

  • Monitors refrigeration and holding temperatures, cleans and sanitizes work surfaces, washes hands frequently

  • Uses knives, slicers, mixers, choppers, grinders and all other equipment in a safe manner according to the manufactures recommendations

  • Notifies Supervisor of an equipment malfunction or safety hazards immediately

  • Provides Stewards with timely notification of needs for clean dishes, pots, pans etc.

  • Returns utensils to pot wash area, informs Steward of any HOT items

  • Cleans and breaks down work area, returns all ingredients to proper storage at end of shift

  • Ensures that all closing side work is complete, cooking equipment is turned off and kitchen is secure at end of shifts

  • Other duties as assigned

General

  • Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times

  • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or areas of concern

  • Is polite, friendly, and helpful to guests, management and fellow team members

  • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards

  • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures

  • Attends appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions

  • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area

  • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules

  • Recycles whenever possible

  • Remains current with hotel information and changes

  • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent

  • Three + years cooking experience in upscale, high volume hotel or freestanding restaurant or post secondary culinary training/certification as "Cook" from a recognized culinary training school and two year hands on experience

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Food Service Sanitation Standards

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of standard kitchen equipment and its use

  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend; lift and carry up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays

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Banquet Cook I

Loews Hotels