BANQUET CHEF
Loews Hotels - Orlando, FL

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• ACF certification as "Banquet Chef" or culinary degree from recognized Culinary Institute and equivalent work experience
• Five to Seven years hands on experience with quality food production in high volume, upscale, hotel/free standing restaurant with banquet operation
• Three plus years Supervisory experience in quantity food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurant
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of Food Service Sanitation Standards
• Excellent culinary skills and knowledge of food productions techniques
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation
• Ability to bend, stoop, stand, lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing up to 200 pounds
• Outstanding management, organizational, communication and leadership skills
• Ability to speak, read and write English
• Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays

Job Description:
Oversees all aspects of Banquet food preparation, according to approved standardized recipes. Plates food for service, according to established plating/presentation criteria. Ensures that all food served is of the highest quality and that it is ready to be served to the guest at the appropriate time.

• Oversees preparation and production of all hot food items
• Supervises Banquet/Cafeteria personnel and Saucier
• Supervises/set up and organization of work area with all necessary supplies and equipment
• Oversees/Receives, inspects, rotates all food products to ensure that only fresh, high quality ingredients are used
• Supervises/preparation and storage of raw food products prior to final assembly of hot food items
• Ensures that all standardized recipes are followed in the preparation and assembly of cold menu items
• Assists Banquet/Cafeteria personnel with completion of all duties as needed
• Monitors plating of hot foods to ensure adherence to established plating/presentation guidelines
• Adheres to established portion control guidelines, minimizes waste
• Monitors finished product waiting for server pick up 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
• Ensures that all Governmental Food Sanitation Standards are followed 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 Engineering of any equipment malfunction or safety hazard immediately
• Provides Steward with timely notification of need for clean dishes, pots, pans etc.
• Ensures return of soiled pots, pans and cooking utensils to pot wash area, informs Steward of any HOT items
• Reviews daily payroll report, controls daily labor costs by reducing staff as business activity diminishes
• Attends BEO meetings
• Attends required hotel meetings to keep abreast of in-house activities, special promotions and upcoming events, maintain communications with other departments within the hotel
• Communicates daily with department employees to obtain/provide current information regarding daily activities/functions and upcoming events
• Evaluates individual employee performance, determines areas in need of improvement or requirements for advancement, establishes goals, objectives and training needs required to achieve same
• Conducts meeting with department employees as required, to communicate effectively with all beverage department personnel to ensure that they are kept current on pertinent hotel information and activities
• Other duties as assigned

General:
• Promotes and applies teamwork skill at all times
• Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of all problems and/or unusual matters of significance
• Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines departmental employees according to Loews Hotels standards
• Follows New Hire Training and ongoing Star Service Competency program in accordance with hotel policy
• Is polite, friendly, and helpful to all guests, management and fellow employees
• Attends all appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions
• Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area
• Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards
• Complies with required safety regulations and procedures
• Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules
• Recycles whenever possible
• Remains current with hotel information and changes
• Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards
• Decisiveness
• Agility in multitasking
• Ability to make decisions on imperfect information

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