Aparium Hotel Group is looking for am & pm Cooks that have a passion for cooking to join our team for the new Hu. Hotel, Hu. Diner, Hu. Caf & Hu. Roof in Memphis, TN.
We are a thriving team relentlessly committed to the pursuit of our philosophy of Translocal Hospitality. This philosophy is centered on the idea that a hotel is more than just a place to stay: that it is an extension of home, a part of the journey, an opportunity to grow, explore, and inhabit. We pride ourselves on our engagement with our communities, the buildings in which we take up roots, and, most importantly, the individuals who pass through our doors, no matter the length of their stay.
Located at the corner of Madison Avenue and South Main Street and tucked just off the banks of the Mississippi River, Hu. Hotel is equal parts resting spot and community hangout, here for good times and the common good. Influenced by the Beaux Arts era building in which it's housed, the 110 rooms at Hu. Hotel are beautifully designed, luxuriously appointed, and rounded out by a refined, retro-chic aesthetic. Inspired by Memphian native Hugh "Hu." Lawson White Brinkley, Hu. Hotel is an homage to comfort, ease, and charm with a distinct, carefree attitude and gorgeous contemporary style.
Founded in 2011, ApariumHotel Group is a Chicago-based, leading lifestyle hotel company owned andoperated by industry veterans accomplished inhoteldevelopment, management and marketing. Aparium Hotel Group's growth is guided by its "Translocal Hospitality" philosophy, which is the belief that great hotels are a destination sought out by travelers and a place thatthrives as a gathering hub for locals.Specializing in historic adaptive reuseprojects, eachof Aparium Hotel Group's properties are independent brands andcelebrate the specific neighborhoods and unique history of the distinctcities in whichthey reside. Aparium Hotel Group currently operates tenhotel properties across the United States with more than a dozennew projects in development.
Our working environment is fast-paced, supportive, and progressive; we consider each new day an opportunity to improve on the accomplishments of yesterday. Key characteristics in all associates are an inquisitive nature, ability to problem solve on the fly, and the desire for inspired work, regardless of the task. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.
Prepares food items according to guest orders
Follows recipe cards, as well as production, portion and presentation standards
Completes mis en place and sets up station for banquets, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Operates, maintains and properly cleans kitchen equipment
Controls food waste and adheres to loss and usage policies
Must be able to obtain any required food handling or sanitation certification required by local or state agencies
Completes station checklist before and after shift
Good reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language
High school education, cooking school or culinary institute education or equivalent experience
Minimum two years culinary or related work experience
Maintain a good working relationship with other associates by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working climate
Partake in a positive work ethic and surrounding environment
Able to work alone without direct supervision
Demonstrate high degree of drive and determination
Constantly recommend service and product improvement to better the operation
Attend all required meetings
Follow proper payroll and uniform procedures
Properly handle and report associate and guest accidents
Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards
Assist with responsibilities and duties in other departments and as assigned by management
Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel
Standard restaurant setting
Standard kitchen setting
Standard Event setting
Standard Room Service setting
Continuous standing and walking
Negotiating wet tile floor and steps
Trays weigh 50lbs. >
Carts: 250 lbs. (12-20 lbs. of push/pull force required)
Hot box: 200 lbs.
Banquet tables & chairs
Hot temperatures, water, steam, and smoke
Standing and walking is continuous for 4-5 hours at a time
Lifting and carrying 25 lb. tray, crate or box is occasional
Negotiating varied floor surfaces is continuous
Carrying over shoulder is occasional
Hand and elbow movements
Pushing Room Service cart continuous
Lifting and carry hot boxes continuous
Rolling and/or carry Banquet tables continuous
Carrying stackable banquet chairs by loading the cart continuous
Must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10 degrees F) and kitchens (+110 degrees F), possible for one hour or more.
Ability to physically handle knives, pots, mirrors, or other display items a s well as grasp, lift and carry same from shelves and otherwise transport up to 50 pounds to every area of the kitchen.
Ability to perform cutting skills on work surfaces, topped with cutting boards, 3 to 4 feet in height (banquet kitchen, prep kitchen, bake shop, etc.). Proper usage and handling of various kitchen machinery to include slickers, buffalo chopper, grinders, mixers, and other kitchen related equipment.
There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis; must be able to stretch to fulfill cleaning/inspection tasks.
Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
Good sight and balance needed to check quality and portions of food
Good speech and hearing to interact with guests
Aparium Hotel Group does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. The Hu. Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.