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About Higgins Hotel & Conference Center

Opening in October 2019, the National World War II Museum is currently completing the build out of a brand new 230 room hotel and conference center in the Arts & Warehouse District of New Orleans, adjacent to the most celebrated Museum currently located in the United States.

Prominently located on the Museum campus at the corner of Magazine Street and Andrew Higgins Drive, The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center will operate as part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, one of the Hilton’s 17 market-leading brands. Named after Higgins Industries boatbuilder Andrew Higgins, the Hotel will feature a striking 1940s theme designed by architects Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates.

The Higgins guest rooms combine modern and unexpected accommodations with era-inspired décor, plush bedding, luxury bathrooms and a full range of amenities, including in-room beverages and snacks. Our Conference Center facilities include over 18,000 sq. ft. of sophisticated meeting space with seamless abilities for communication and collaboration; featuring tailored service including food, beverage and audiovisual arrangements.

The Hotel’s dining facilities will be lavish entertainment locations for Hotel guests, Museum guests and community members. The spaces include Café Normandie, a full-service restaurant, including a private dining room. Guests and locals will also have the option to enjoy cocktails on the Hotel’s rooftop bar, Rosie’s on the Roof, which will celebrate the legacy of women in World War II; in addition, Kilroy’s Bar & Lounge and an extensive Provision’s Marketplace for grab & go options.

The property is operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group, one of the county’s premier hospitality management companies. Hostmark Hospitality Group’s success is based on a unique integration of vision and talent nurtured over 50 years. Every asset we’ve developed every property we’ve operated and every associate in whom we have invested has been the result of harnessing the infinite possibilities behind our Mission, our Promises and our Passion.

Hostmark Hospitality Group has an exciting new opportunity for the Higgins Hotel & Conference Center.


We are looking for Cooks with a passion to craft the culinary experience for our guests during their stay. You take ownership in preparing and presenting our food service and ensure proper service from the front line to delivery. You focus on cleanliness and ensure proper sanitation while delivering positive memorable experience with every guest encounter.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a similar role and has previous hospitality experience is preferred.  Demonstrated proficiency in guest services and ability to provide exceptional and memorable guest experiences. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and organize the station and cooking all food necessary to start serving.
  • Learn menus, recipes, presentation, and preparation methods.
  • Ensure that all food is stored in proper containers and at proper storage and holding temperatures.
  • Cook only sufficient food in advance to cover expected business volume and to maintain quality. Enforce all controls as required such as portion control, employee meals, and stock rotation.
  • Prepare all food needed by other kitchen departments which is best prepared by this department. Prepare all food for next shift and for the following day as required and directed.
  • Work with all employees as a team to ensure smooth operation of food production and meal on shift changes. Facilitate shift changes and relay any pertinent information to supervisor and/or next shift employees.
  • Maintain the work area, including counter tops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration equipment in a clean and sanitary condition in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Maintain personal hygiene in compliance with applicable rules, regulations and laws.

About This Employer

Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, a Curio Collection by Hilton

1000 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 528-1941

230 Room Hotel

At A Glance

Opening in fall 2019 in the heart of the New Orleans Arts  District, the Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, is a new 230 room hotel that celebrates the story of the greatest generation. As the official hotel of The National WWII Museum, the Higgins combines era-inspired accommodations with luxury amenities, a full-service restaurant, and a rooftop bar & lounge.

Spacious & well-appointed, accommodations range from standard rooms to elaborate & extensive suites that pay homage to past presidents. Complete with special touches throughout, each room features ultra-comfortable beds, seating areas and views of the Arts  District.

Setting a new benchmark for event & meeting planners in New Orleans, the Higgins Conference Center boasts 18,000 square feet of event space packed with modern technology. Offering the most advanced, spacious and centrally located event venues in New Orleans, our conference center is a space for meetings and events with all the modern-day necessities in a timeless setting - perfect for social gatherings & corporate events alike.

Four unique food & beverage outlets provide options for any guest or visitor's needs. As the Higgins’ full-service restaurant, Café Normandie captures the national affinity for French culture that sprang from WWII. Welcoming and approachable, it will feature an elevated dining experience of French-influenced cuisine and memorable service. A place for entertainment and social engagement, Rosie's on the Roof is a rooftop bar and lounge with sweeping views of the New Orleans skyline that pays tribute to the American working women who stepped into manufacturing roles as soldiers went off to war.   Kilroy's Bar features a Southern twist on bar-centric fare while paying homage to the iconic wartime character of the same name. And Provisions, the lobby marketplace, will provide grab-and-go options alongside a full coffee house menu for guests & locals alike.

The property is operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group, one of the country's premier hospitality management companies. Our success is based on a unique integration of vision & talent nurtured over 50 years of experience. We have a passion for the Art of Service - a dedicated approach to creating memorable experiences for our guests.