You bring the dishes that the chef creates to life. The chef relies on you to “get it right” and you take pride in making it happen. The bustle and sometimes intensity of the kitchen energizes you. You understand the importance of staying within budget and know exactly how much to prep. You also understand that cleanliness in the kitchen and safe food handling is key. The kitchen team is tight and you’re a valued player. And as a motivated active listener, you’re well positioned to learn all things culinary. If you’re ready to take your culinary passion to the next level, consider an opportunity as Cook with Interstate.
As a Cook, you will
Prepare food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment.
Prepare food of consistent quality following recipe cards and production and portion
standards, per dupe from servers.
Start food items that are prepared ahead of time, making sure not to prepare over
Date all food containers and rotate as per the SOP, making sure that all perishables are
kept at proper temperatures.
Check pars for shift use, determine necessary preparation, freezer pull and line set up.
Note any out-of stock items or possible shortages. Assist in keeping buffet stocked.
Return all food items not used on next shift to designated storage areas, being sure to
cover/date all perishables.
Assist in setting up plans and actions to correct any food cost problems; control food
waste, loss and usage per SOP.
Assist in prep work of vegetables and condiments as required for the next shift.
Experience: Minimum one year food service or related work
Skills and Abilities: Ability to operate, maintain and properly clean deep fryer, broiler,
stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron, flat
A high school education or equivalent education is helpful, with a minimum of one-year food service or related experience required. The ability to operate, maintain and properly clean culinary equipment is expected. This position requires full mobility and the ability to lifting, carrying and pulling up to 40 pounds.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please call (703) 387-3888 or email ADA.Assistance@interstatehotels.com with the nature of your accommodation request and include the Hotel location and title of the job opening. Please allow one (1) business day for a reply.
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