Loews Hotels - Florida

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 High School Diploma, or its equivalent
 One year cooking experience in upscale, high volume hotel or freestanding restaurant or Post Secondary culinary training/certification as "Cook" from a recognized culinary training school
 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 35 pounds
 Ability to read, write and speak English
 Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays

Job Description:
Assists Cooks l & ll in the preparation of food cooked to order, preps food for service, according to established standardized recipes.

 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 cooking
 Follows standardized recipes in the preparation of menu items prior to cooking
 Adheres to established portion control guidelines, minimizes waste
 Plates 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 any 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

 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