Loews Hotels - Orlando, FL

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High School Diploma, or its 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

Job Description:
Prepares food cooked to order, 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 served to the guest in a timely manner. 
Sets up and organizes work area with all necessary supplies and equipment 
Receives, inspects, rotates all food products to ensure that only fresh, high quality ingredients are used 
Prepares and stores raw food products prior to final cooking 
Follows standardized recipes in the preparation and cooking of menu items 
Adheres to established portion control guidelines, minimizes waste 
Plates cooked foods according to established plating/presentation guidelines 
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 
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 hazard immediately 
Provides Steward with timely notification of need for clean dishes, pots, pans etc. 
Returns soiled pot, pans and cooking utensils to pot wash area, informs Steward of any HOT items 
Cleans and breaks down work area, returns all unused 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 shift 
Other duties as assigned

General 
Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times 
Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or unusual matters of significance 
Is polite, friendly, and helpful to guests, management and fellow employees 
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

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