Hilton Universal is a 495-room upscale hotel rated Four Diamond with more than 30,000 square feet of ballroom and banquet/meeting space is looking for a Cook with proven successful track record. The hotel is located within a 5-minute walk from the highly entertaining Universal Studios.
JOB OVERVIEW: Manage all aspects of the food production for restaurant, buffet and banquets, including food preparation according to the recipe description. Adhere to sanitation practices.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare food items according to designated recipes and quality standards
Maintain cleanliness and comply with food sanitation standards always
Manage guest orders in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
Ensure knowledge of menu and all food products
Stock and maintain designated food station(s)
Visually inspect all food sent from the kitchen
Practice correct food handling and food storage procedures according to federal, state, local and company regulations
Prepare requisitions for supplies and food items, as needed
Set up station with predetermined meals in place required to service all banquet functions.
Practice sanitation and safety daily to ensure the total customer satisfaction.
Consult with Chef on a daily basis as well as with other departments that are directly related to the Food & Beverage Department.
Participate in long range planning.
Participate, support and make recommendations for ongoing hotel programs with continuous improvement in networking.
Qualifications and Requirements: High school or equivalent education required. Certified Cook level or higher.
This job requires ability to perform the following:
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English.
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.
Ability to read recipes and follow their instructions.
Ability to create appropriate buffet displays up to 5-6 feet in height and the ability to set up, maintain and breakdown same.
Follow the principles of CARE and the Four Disciplines of Associate Success.
Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature generally is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10°F) and kitchens (+110°F), possibly for one hour or more.
Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 5 hours per day. Walking and standing are required the rest of the working day. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
Ability to physically handle knives, pots, mirrors, or other display items as well as grasp, lift and carry same from shelves and otherwise transport up to 50 pounds to every area of the kitchen. Ability to perform cutting skills on work surfaces, topped with cutting boards, 3 to 4 feet in height (banquet kitchen, prep kitchen, bake shop, etc.). Proper usage and handling of various kitchen machinery to include slicers, buffalo chopper, grinders, mixers, and other kitchen related equipment.
Ability to physically self-demonstrate culinary techniques, i.e., cutting, cooking principles, plate presentation, safety and sanitation practices.
Ability to create, build, handle, and dismantle displays up to 8 feet high, including ice carvings.
The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other locations of the hotel on a timely basis.
Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.
Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. occasionally.
Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates.
Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception.
Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves, other employees or guests.
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
Situated just a block away from the entrance to Universal Studios and minutes from Hollywood, the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City hotel is perfect for travelers looking to explore some of Los Angeles’ greatest attractions. All guest rooms and suites feature attractive decor and have high-speed internet access. The hotel employs a multi-lingual staff, including Mandarin and Spanish.
Keep up-to-date with work at any time in the 24-hour business center. Have a Hollywood wedding in the 16,000 sq. ft. Sierra Ballroom, or hold conferences and meetings in the hotel’s 32,000 sq. ft. of function space. Take a swim in the large outdoor swimming pool and relax in the whirlpool, or keep fit in the modern fitness room, fully equipped with cardio and weight machines. Enjoy local cuisine in the Café Sierra hotel restaurant, which offers California, Continental and Chinese cuisine in a modern, brightly lit setting.