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Cook - Banquet

Company: The Peninsula Hotels
Location: Chicago
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Job Description:

Cook - Banquet The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world's leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with London under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests. The Peninsula Chicago is the five-star hotel that brought traditional Asian service to a city already renowned for the warmth of its hospitality. The hotel has become an integral part of Chicago life and is considered the top choice for everything from accommodation to celebrations and corporate events. For this, the hotel credits its strong links to both the local community and international heritage. The Peninsula Chicago is honored to be recognized as part of the '2017 Travel Leisure World's Best Awards.' Each year, the readers of Travel Leisure, the largest travel magazine brand in the United States, vote for their favorites in all things travel in their 'Worlds Best Awards' survey. The hotel is delighted that the readers have voted The Peninsula Chicago as the 'Best Hotel in Chicago' for 2017. Responsibilities: A. Administration -- Follow recipes for product items accurately and always update them. -- Responsible for the preparation of mise en place for the station. -- Produce all food required for the assigned Kitchen -- Control the daily requisitions and Kitchen inter-transfers. -- Follow recipe cards -- Monitor and check the buffets to ensure that they are replenished and visually attractive at all times. B. Cost Management -- Assist the Executive Chef to keep the food cost for the assigned kitchen within the budget. -- Prevent wastage of surplus stock without undue sacrifice on food quality. -- Control effective storage and stock levels, while always being cost conscious. -- Contribute to the overall profits, through the prevention of wastage and maximum use of raw materials. -- Ensure that there is adequate food available. -- Ensure that food is used on a rotation basis. -- Plan and coordinate preparation and mise en place -- Monitor production level and ensure that leftovers are managed appropriately. -- Report wastage, leftover and spoilage to the Sous Chef. C. Hygiene and Cleanliness -- Ensure a high standard of food quality safety at all times -- Be responsible for Kitchen hygiene standards in your areas. -- Maintain and enhance staff grooming and personal hygiene. -- Keep the Kitchen equipment in good condition at all times to maximize its operating life. -- Follow the hygiene and cleanliness policies of the kitchen and food storage area. -- Make sure that cooked and uncooked food items are always covered and labeled. -- Ensure the proper handling and cleanliness of food and machinery. Report any issues to supervisor and engineering. -- Never allow fruits, and vegetables to be prepared prior to cleaning. -- Pick up requisitions, and check the quantity and quality. -- Attend to emergency requisitions. -- Attend to Delivered goods and store it away as needed. -- Ensure that the assigned area is clean organized and stocked. -- Lead culinary team in daily cleaning schedule. D. Staff Management -- Attend regular communication meetings and briefings with the kitchen personnel. -- Ensure that all kitchen personnel follow and understand their job description. E. Guest Service -- Maintain and constantly improve the quality of food. -- Provide creative innovative cuisine. -- Provide guests with creative and eye-appealing displays. F. Maintaining Standards -- Assist the Executive Chef to ensure the hotel's high standards are maintained and improved continually. -- Attend all training sessions and courses, briefings and meetings as required. -- Actively support the work and decisions of all teams and committees. -- Make a significant and continuous effort to increase your professional knowledge, to improve your job skills, and to achieve the goals and objectives set by the Sous Chef. -- Actively support the hotel's team culture, and help to achieve the hotel's vision, values and goals. -- Produce the daily Kitchen requirements. -- Assist in replenishing the buffet stations. -- Follow and understand your job description. -- Look continuously for ways to improve the quality and service and to meet or surpass the required standards of performance. -- Maintain a standard ofpresentation of all items produced, and continually help develop new standards for the section. -- Check various stations to ensure proper set up and production of items. -- Show a positive, energetic and caring attitude at all times towards guests and staff. -- Follow the fire and safety policies and procedures. G. Technical Skills -- Prepare and produce of all assigned food -- Demonstrate your basic culinary skills in both a la carte and quantity production (banquet, and garde manger). -- Store and dispose of food properly. -- Taste food prepared for seasoning to ensure the best quality. -- Follow the measures, and mix ingredients according to the standard recipes cards. This Job Description is not exhaustive of all job tasks but a guide, and tasks may be added or removed by your immediate supervisor according to changes that may occur in the working environment.

Keywords: The Peninsula Hotels, Rockford , Cook - Banquet, Hospitality & Tourism , Chicago, Illinois

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