Posted September 2, 2021Archer Hotel Redmond
JOB TITLE: COOK (Includes: Catering/Banquet, Restaurant/Bar)
REPORTS TO: F&B Chef
The cook is responsible to prepare, season, and cook menu and non-menu orders according to LodgeWorks/Brand specifications. He/she will also clean and sanitize all work areas including kitchens, food preparation, dish washing, storage, service and other areas as directed. He/she may help order supplies or help keep records and accounts. He/she will follow safe food handling and service practices and work closely with the sales staff to service guests, meeting rooms, events, catering, restaurants and bars. He/she will comply with any licensing or regulatory requirements.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Must be fluent in English.
Food handling certificate in states or counties where required.
Long and flexible hours sometimes required.
Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Ability to reach overhead, utilize both hands, to bend over, to stoop and kneel.
Must be capable of climbing and descending stairs during their shift.
Must be able to understand and follow directions, guidelines and work objectives as set forth by his/her supervisor.
Must be able to understand potential hazards and subsequent procedures involved in working around commercial chemical agents.
Must be capable of self-supervision and have the ability to manage time accordingly in order to complete the required work in a pre-specified amount of time.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SERVICE ATTITUDE AND COMMUNICATION
Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include compliance with LodgeWorks/Brand dress code and uniform requirements.
Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor at all times.
Must be always attentive, courteous and efficient in the dealings with guests, managers and all other employees.
Establish and maintain good communications and team work with fellow employees and other departments within the hotel.
Develop a team player attitude for the good of the hotel.
Interact with guests by being professional.
FOOD & HANDLING RESPONSIBILITY
Inspect and clean food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces, or serving areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices.
Ensure food is stored and cooked at correct temperature by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, hot plates, buffets, etc.
Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items, and rotating stock.
Season and cook food according to standards or recipes.
Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes.
Portion, arrange, and garnish food, and serve food to waiters or guests.
Complete prep in advance as required by supervisor.
Responsible for the sanitation of the kitchen and food preparation areas.
Follow safe food handling and service practices at all times.
Work closely with the sales staff to service the meeting rooms, events with catering and any other needs.
Practice safety throughout the work shift by removing/correcting any hazards identified.
Follow all LodgeWorks/Brand safety practices such as: wearing personal protective equipment, reading chemical warning labels, and all other safe work practices.
Responsible for food service set up and break down.
Handle meeting room catering needs. Frequently check with contact person of meeting to see if anything else is needed.
Must be able to operate grills, ovens, hot plates, buffets, juice and milk machines, commercial refrigerators and freezers, coffee brewer, commercial dishwasher, and vacuum cleaner.
Maintain the kitchen in an orderly and clean fashion.
Wash dirty dishes as soon as possible.
Restock any necessary items during service hours.
Monitor food inventories and maintain appropriate levels; do grocery shopping activities.
Comply at all times with LodgeWorks/Brand compliance standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
Participate in all-employee meetings, events and other functions required by management.
Be familiar with all policies, hotel rules and hotel terminology.
Attend meetings as required by management.
Perform any other duties as requested by management.
Archer is bringing laid-back luxury to Redmond, Seattle's high-tech Eastside suburb. Set in the open-air Redmond Town Center — a walkable urban village with shops and restaurants — and close to Marymoor Park, Microsoft and Woodinville wine country, this seven-story boutique hotel promises a sophisticated Northwest vibe and quirky, curated luxuries.
Guests can expect 160 luxe guest rooms and suites, a lively cocktail bar and patio, signature amenities and sincere service — always.