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Line Cook

Posted April 1, 2021

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX
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Job Description: Responsible for ensuring food preparation within the kitchen including the quality, production, and cleanliness.

Work Environment: 

  • Interior of hotel, in all Food and Beverage areas, with exposure to humidity and extreme temperatures.

  • Exposure to Food and Beverage hazardous cleaning chemicals.

  • Exposure to food items and beverages.

Physical Requirements:

  • Crouching (Bend at knees): Frequently. Lift heavy objects, put supplies away, reach lower shelving in walk-ins supplies shelves.

  • Stooping (Bend at waist): Frequently. Lifting, working outside of office, demonstrating cooking techniques, putting supplies away and preparing food for bequests or on the line.

  • Twisting/Turning (Knees, waist, neck): Frequently. Answering the telephone, cooking food, reaching to place or retrieve supplies, product, performing line positions.

  • Climbing: Occasionally. Place or retrieve product, stair climbing.

  • Balancing: Occasionally. Carrying supplies, product, working near hot equipment.

  • Reaching (Overhead/extension): Frequently. Working the line, reaching for objects, supplies.

  • Fingering/feeling: Frequently. Spices, foods.

  • Handling/Grasping: Frequently. Supplies, knife, slicer, utensils, sauté pans water faucets.

  • Pushing/Pulling: Average weight: Occasionally. Racks, carts, weighting approximately 5-100 pounds for approximately 30 yards. Maximum weight: Occasionally 100 pounds.

  • Lifting/Carrying: Average weight: Frequently. Product weighting 1 to 35 pounds approximately 100 feet. Maximum weight: Occasionally 50 pounds.

  • Smell: Constantly. Detect potential hazards and odors.

  • Tasting: Frequently. Assurance of food quality and consistency

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the proper utilization of excess food product for lowest possible attainable food cost.
  • Set up and maintain stock of food-preparation line.
  • Prepare food as required.
  • Attend required meetings.
  • Keep work areas clean and organized.
  • Be extremely courteous to all customers and fellow employees.
  • Report unsafe conditions to your supervisor immediately.
  • Maintain hotel equipment in proper working conditions.
  • Any other duties assigned by your immediate supervisor.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrates commitment to Valencia Group Hospitality operating principles and philosophies.

  • Contributes to team results.

  • Deals with change effectively.

  • Develop an understanding of all VGSOP’s and LSOP’s pertaining to Food and Beverage and effectively adhere to and/or put those policies into practice.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year is preferred

  • Food Handlers Certification

  • Must be knowledgeable of plate presentations and preparations of all menu items.

  • Good personal cleanliness.

  • Able to follow directions/recipes.

  • Ability to follow safety guidelines.

  • Professional behavior, able to work for long periods of time.

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

compensation: 12.00

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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

150 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 227-9700

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Steeped in history and charm, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk blends Spanish Colonial and Modern Mediterranean design with contemporary ideals. Our San Antonio downtown hotel's location on the quiet part of the River Walk keeps you in the middle of the action without sacrificing tranquility. Surround yourself with dining, entertainment, and shopping offered along the vibrant banks of San Antonio's famed River Walk or visit nearby local attractions. Embrace the romance of the downtown architecture as you tour by horse-drawn carriage or river cruise. However you choose to spend your time in San Antonio, we’ll ensure it’s unforgettable.

We take pride in delivering an impeccable experience rather than a routine hotel stay. The architectural craftsmanship and opulent finishes throughout the design of our hotel envelop your senses while our luxury amenities cater to your every need. With world-class dining and in-room spa services, you may find it difficult to leave at all during your stay, but when you do a bevy of options are just steps away.

From meetings, groups and weddings on the River Walk, to romantic getaways, or business trips—whatever your reason for visiting, we’re here to make your San Antonio stay one you’ll remember.