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Hyatt Banquet Cook in KANSAS CITY, Missouri

Description:

Hotel Kansas City is the new level of standard when it comes to an upscale dining experience for banquets and events. This unique historical property totals approximately 20,000 square feet of event space with seven different venues. The menus focus on offering the finest ingredients that are available from around the region.

We are committed to working with the best farms, ranches, and ingredients we can find in the area and cooking them with the best technique we possibly can. Our team values a positive, diverse, fun and team oriented kitchen that is free of ego.

Job Overview

A Banquet Line Cook is responsible for preparing food items in accordance with recipes and established standards in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding service.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepare food items according to designated recipes and quality standards.

  • Maintain cleanliness.

  • Cook and prepare a variety of food products including meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, sauces, stocks, breads and other food products using a variety of equipment and utensils according to the Daily Prep List.

  • Comply with food sanitation standards and ensure proper safety and sanitation of all kitchen facilities and equipment.

  • Uphold all standards of kitchen hygiene.

  • Putting away orders from Vendors in correct locations in the kitchen while following Health Department guidelines.

  • Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties.

  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.

  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.

  • Make sure all storage areas are clean and all products/equipment are stored appropriately.

  • Manage production tasks based off Banquet Event Orders and prep list.

  • Ensure deadlines are met for Banquet Event Orders.

  • Reports necessary equipment repair and maintenance to Banquet Chef or Sous Chef.

  • Ensure knowledge of menu and all food products.

  • Stock and maintain designated food stations.

  • Flexibility to work all shifts as needed or required due to business volumes.

  • Visually inspect all food sent from the kitchen.

  • Practice correct food handling and food storage procedures according to federal, state, local and company regulations.

  • Notify Banquet Chef in advance of likely shortages.

  • Keep the work area fresh throughout the shift.

  • Breakdown buffets and plated meals, storing food and equipment properly at the end of each meal period.

  • Prepare requisitions for supplies and food items.

  • Other tasks as assigned by the Banquet Chef, Sous Chef and Director of Food and Beverage.

Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards. Hyatt has the best to offer in cook jobs: Whether it's career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency preferred, but not required.

  • Food and sanitation certified preferred.

Experience:

  • Good working knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation.

  • 1 year of culinary experience preferred.

  • Banquet or equivalent high volume experience a plus but not required.

Interaction/Skill Set:

  • Must be able to speak, read, and understand English to communicate with colleagues and supervisors.

  • Enthusiastic, experienced and passionate about food.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Reliable.

  • Read and employ math skills for following recipes.

  • Manage time effectively and efficiently.

  • Foster and uphold a culture of respect, learning and positivity amongst all colleagues.

  • Be an enthusiastic culinarian, eager to research, develop and learn.

Work Environment

  • Make continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements, such as slicing or chopping food.

  • Bend or stoop repeatedly over time, such as removing items from stove, oven, refrigerator or freezer.

  • Clean work area and equipment using broom, mop, sponge, cleaning solution and other applicable materials.

  • Move objects between 20-50lbs short distances.

  • Ability to stand, walk, and continuously perform the essential job functions for an extended period of time.

Primary Location: US-MO-Kansas City

Organization: Hotel Kansas City

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Banquets

Req ID: KAN001502

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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