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Prep Cook

Posted October 23, 2020

Cherry Valley Hotel
Newark, OH
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About This Job

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 and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist.
  • 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.
  • Check all food for tastes, temperature, and eye appeal.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to hotel/kitchen sanitation standards; avoid cross contamination of products and follow proper rotation practices to decrease spoilage.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

View All Current Opportunities at WidewatersAt A Glance

Meticulously landscaped gardens, inviting guest rooms, and Midwestern hospitality meet in Newark, OH, at Cherry Valley Hotel. This is a place for a quiet evening stroll on woodland paths, a place for romance in secluded, courtyard-facing accommodations, and a place where business is inspired in our incredible events center where expansion and newly designed spaces are soon to be unveiled. Find the perfect backdrop for weddings and events here, amid the pleasures of a heated indoor pool, warm restaurant and lounge, and rich interiors. 

Experience something unique, yet classic – restorative, yet seasonally refreshed.

Widewaters Hotels' Mission & Values

Widewaters Hotels is an award winning, 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.

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

Company Website:CherryValleyHotel.com

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

Cherry Valley Hotel

2299 Cherry Valley Road
Newark, OH 43055

(740) 788-1200

200 Room Hotel

www.cherryvalleylodge.com

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Our Hotel

Meticulously landscaped gardens, inviting guest rooms, and Midwestern hospitality meet in Newark, OH, at Cherry Valley Hotel. This is a place for a quiet evening stroll on woodland paths, a place for romance in secluded, courtyard-facing accommodations, and a place where business is inspired in our incredible events center where expansion and newly designed spaces are soon to be unveiled. Find the perfect backdrop for weddings and events here, amid the pleasures of a heated indoor pool, warm restaurant and lounge, and rich interiors. 

Experience something unique, yet classic – restorative, yet seasonally refreshed.