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Cook III/Prep Cook - Terrane Italian Restaurant

posted May 20, 2019

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Portland, OR
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The Porter Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton is a shining diamond in Downton Portland, and to keep up with demand, we are seeking a PREP COOK for the Terrane Italian Restaurant! This position is Full Time and includes benefits. Apply now!
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Job overview

The Cook III is responsible for organizing, preparing, and cooking all food items in assigned stations for banquets and restaurant meals. The Cook III is required to adhere to the mission and values of Widewaters Hotels.

What you will be doing

  • Prepare food “to order” items for customers using a quality predetermined method in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Set up stations required to service all banquet functions and menu items.
  • Start food items that are prepared ahead of time, making sure not to prepare over estimated needs.
  • Date all food containers and rotate accordingly, 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.
  • Ensure smooth and efficient flow of food dishes through service Associates to guest.
  • Check all food for tastes, temperature, and eye appeal.
  • Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist.
  • Constantly spot check food and quality service during all meal periods to ensure that foods served meet our portion control and quality standards.  Perform as expeditor during peak meal periods.
  • Operate ovens, stoves, grills, microwaves, and fryers.
  • Wash and disinfect kitchen area, tables, tools, knives, and equipment.
  • Prepare and submit requisitions to Executive or Sous Chef for staple food items.
  • Adhere to hotel/kitchen sanitation standards; avoid cross contamination of products and follow proper rotation practices to decrease spoilage.
  • Adhere to recipes and food pictures to ensure uniformity and consistency.
  • Consult with Executive/Sous Chef on forecasted business volumes.
  • Maintain an open line of communication at all times with any and all departments.
  • Follow counts/food preparation on BEO. 
  • Reviews Production sheets, BEOs (Banquet Event Orders), and Par sheets in order to prepare for events. 
  • Produces required hot and cold items in kitchen to forecasted business. 
  • Produces all hot and cold food presentations for buffets, banquets and a la carte. 
  • Finishes desserts for a la carte, buffets, and banquets. 
  • Helps out on pantry, hot line, and/or omelet station when needed.
  • Complete requisition for food on a daily basis.
  • Always monitor "Over Production" and proper use of leftovers.
  • Maintain strict compliance of company recipe cards and procedures.
  • Anticipate all and any menu requests.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others and support team to reach goals.
  • Must adhere to all company policies and procedures as well as the Widewaters Hotels Employee Handbook. 

Requirements

  • Knowledge of food preparation, menu concepts sanitation regulations, and safety measures
  • Ability to communicate satisfactorily with guests, management, and co-workers
  • High School Degree or Equivalent. Degree from Culinary Program preferred Minimum of 6 months experience in food preparation.
  • Ability to compute basic arithmetic and to comprehend and follow recipes with the appropriate cooking techniques.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the hospitality industry and have intermediate kitchen skills.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.   
  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must possess basic computational ability.  
  • Must possess basic computer skills
  • Ability to supervise situations and accomplish goals on a timely basis. 

Widewaters Hotels' Mission and Values

Widewaters Hotels' Mission is an innovative hospitality management leader, built on proven pillars of success. We are passionate about delivering exceptional returns for our owners and partners, creating the ultimate guest experience and providing rewarding opportunities for our associates.

Our values guide the way we work with and for our guests, owners & associates. Through Passion, Energy, Attitude, Effort & Work Ethic we have created a vibrant company culture and a compass for our actions.

EEOC

We appreciate your interest in Widewaters Hotels, LLC. Widewaters Hotels, LLC offers equal opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, or any other status protected by law.

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About This Employer

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton

1355 SW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

(503) 306-4800

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At a Glance

Welcome to The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton, perfectly located in one of America’s most walkable cities. Rising 16 stories above the thriving Fountain District, our Portland hotel is steps from premier shops, popular restaurants and Keller Auditorium and just 2 blocks from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The MAX Light Rail station is a quick stroll for any travels to Greater Portland.

Guest rooms are stunning, rustic and modern with complimentary WiFi, a 55-inch TV, mini-fridge, a coffeemaker with local teas and coffees, and cozy extras like plush robes and slippers. Upgrade for floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Willamette River and Cascade Mountains, or book a suite with a separate living area, dining table and wet bar for entertaining.

Hotel restaurants blend indulgence with Portland’s love for the outdoors. Foodies will crave our Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar for soulful Italian-inspired American food served all day. Grab gourmet pizza at the Chiosco take-out window or stop by The Portland Exchange for custom picnic baskets for a unique day in the city. Don’t miss Xport, a rooftop restaurant + lounge, featuring outdoor dining decks and sweeping views of the mountains.

Feel stress slip away in the Meditation Spa or take a refreshing dip in the heated indoor pool. Our fitness center is always open and we offer classes in meditation, yoga and aqua aerobics. Plan events in elegant indoor/outdoor spaces that are perfect for small meetings up to lavish receptions.