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Hyatt Lead Banquet Cook in ISLE OF PALMS, South Carolina


SUMMARY: TheLead Cook / Supervisoris responsible for cooking, preparing, and garnishing all hot food and cold food for Banquets.TheLead Cook / Supervisorwill assist to maintain the AAA Four Diamond Standards.

The Lead Cook / Supervisor shall strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times. S/he will be responsible for exemplifying the Wild Dunes Resort Culture as well as promoting Wild Dunes Resort as both the Destination and Employer of Choice!

Essential job FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand all Culinary arts principles

  • Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of all food / non-food items, kitchen equipment and all kitchen surfaces

  • Ensure that all shelves, coolers and freezers are organized and maintained as per standards

  • Ensure proper stock rotation in all areas of the kitchen and minimize waste

  • Ensure that all cooking and holding temperatures are maintained per standards

  • All food items must be properly wrapped, labeled and dated at all times

  • Monitor ordering and ensure that proper par stocks of all food / non-food items are maintained and special items as needed

  • Receive all goods and break them down for storage on a FIFO basis

  • Ensure month end inventory of all items in the kitchen is taken and controlled accurate

  • Monitor and ensure quality and consistency of all work and final products

  • Execute all culinary prep and production per business requirements and for all outlets in a timely manner

  • Liaise with all kitchen production areas for their daily food orders / needs

  • Responsible for reporting all malfunctioning kitchen equipment and report the same to the Executive Chef

  • Communicate all equipment needs to the Executive Chef/ Executive Sous Chef

  • Take ownership of and follow through with all opportunities

  • Communicate with all involved in regards to positive situations / comments and opportunities

  • Research, development, presentation and implementation of all menus, desserts, recipes and showpieces

  • Monitor and maintaining labor and food cost within budgetary guidelines

  • Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation

  • Apply basic knife skills required for preparation of hot and cold foods

  • Ensures portion necessities and portion control for all food functions are recipes, especially high cost items

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment to perform duties under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner

  • Breakdown work station and complete closing duties; return all food items to the proper storage areas; rotate all returned product wrap cover label and date all item being put away; straighten up organize all storage areas clean up and wipe down food prep areas reach ins/walk ins and shelves; return all unused and clean utensil/equipment to the specified locations; ice down hot items from the steam table so they cool quickly; turn off all equipment not needed for the next shift; restock items that were depleted during the shift

  • Maintains an up to date working knowledge of all resort amenities as well as any special events

  • Interacts with resort staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments when necessary

  • Attends mandatory monthly department meetings and appropriate resort and division meetings

  • Acts with responsibility towards all company property, supplies and equipment

  • Maintains a professional appearance, well groomed, in proper uniform, chef’s hat and follows all Wild Dunes Resort dress code standards.

  • Remains alert, courteous and helpful to the guests and colleagues at all times

Colleague is held accountable for all duties of this job and other duties as assigned.


experience & education:

  • High school education required

  • Complete culinary training program required


  • Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit

  • Must be able to speak, write and understand English

  • Must have complete understanding of the fundamentals of the culinary operation

  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written

  • Must be able to work with an around kitchen equipment

  • Must be able to work with and around a diverse group of food, seasonings, etc.

  • Must possesses excellent communication skills, verbal and written

  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor

  • Must be able to work under pressure

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

  • Must have excellent listening skills

  • High energy, positive attitude, willingness to learn and grow

  • Ability to interpret and utilize constructive criticism

  • Shows initiative and creativity

  • Logical thinker

  • Appreciation for a diverse, multi-cultural environment

  • Must always ensure a teamwork environment, team player

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and Colleagues

  • Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner

  • Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests


  • While primarily an indoor job, must be able to work at outdoor locations on occasion, walking on uneven surfaces;

  • Must be able to work in either hot or cold conditions

  • Must be able to stand on feet and walk throughout the day

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs. & occasionally lift, carry, push & pull up to 50 lbs;

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, reaching and repetitive hand & arm movements constantly; squeezing and overhead reaching occasionally

  • Must be able to twist and bend frequently, and squat occasionally

Primary Location: US-SC-Isle of Palms

Organization: Wild Dunes Resort

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Banquets

Req ID: ISL000266

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