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Butcher (Carnicero)

Posted November 4, 2021

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort
Ponce, PR
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About This Job


A Butcher at Hilton hotels is responsible for cutting, trimming and grinding meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish for sale at the hotel's restaurants in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding quality, service and financial profitability.

What will I be doing?


As a Butcher, you would be responsible for the handling of meat in accordance with food safety principles and established standards in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding quality, service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • To work with poultry, beef, pork, sea foods, sausages and other meat types. 

  • Will portion meat cuts according to specifications and/or prepare large quatities of different cuts to supply hotel's restaurants.

  • Prepare meat into forms ready for cooking using a variety of actions, including boning, tying, grinding, cutting and trimming.

  • Determine wich portions to grind and decide how much meat to make into products sucha as sausages. 

  • Use skewers, bone knives, twine and other tools to lace, tie and shape meat cuts so that they are ready for culinary team.

  • To weigh, package and label meats according to food safety principles.

  • Rotate products to reduce the chance of any meat spoiling to reduce waste and loss of profits.

  • Responsible for equipment maintenance, through regular cleaning and routine repairs, including sharpening knives and saws.

  • Receive deliveries of meat and inspect them to ensure that they adhere to the highest quality standards and are not expired.

  • Maintain and clean the meat preparation counter to reduce the risk of food contamination and adhere to food safety guidelines.

  • After each shift, sanitize and clean areas and equipments following safety guidelines and regulations, in order to prevent cross-contamination or the spread of food-borne illnesses.  

  • Maintain records of meat inventories and on-hand supplies.

  • Inspect meat prior to processing to ensure correct quantities and maintain a high level of product quality. 


What are we looking for?


Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.

  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.

  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.

  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.

  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.

  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality

  • Productivity

  • Dependability

  • Customer Focus

  • Adaptability

To be successful in this role, the candidate must also demonstrate:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, required

  • 2 - 3 years' experience as a butcher in a supermarket and/or local meat market

  • Culinary school 2 to 4 year degree from vocational or technical school or university, preferred

  • ServeSafe Certification, preferred 

In addition, the candidate must be able to show  the following skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of meat cuts and standard weights as well as the proper cuts for typical recipes.

  • Able to read and follow instructions

  • Strong knowledge of proper food handling procedures

  • Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere

  • Outstanding communication skills, both written & verbal

  • Enthusiastic and positive personality with the ability to build trusting relationships with others

  • Proven organizational skills, works well on their own

  • Mental arithmetic skills

  • Attention to detail and dexterity

  • Hand-Eye Coordination: requires great knife skills. A steady hand will help you greatly.

  • Stamina: Kitchen hours can be long and grueling. You will need to be able to stand on your feet for long periods and lift heavy objects from freezer or storage.

  • Ability to work in varying temperatures

What will it be like to work for Hilton?


Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!


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Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

1150 Caribe Avenue
Ponce, PR 00716

(787) 259-7676

254 Room Resort

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At A Glance

Our beachside location has a view of the Caribbean sea yet is only 10 minutes from Mercedita Airport and 5 minutes from downtown Ponce. We have everything you need for an unforgettable stay – elegant rooms and suites, first-class dining and facilities for business, relaxation and recreation. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is just 90 minutes from our resort. 

Host a fairytale wedding or a waterfront event at the Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort. Set on the Caribbean Sea, this Ponce hotel provides a stunning backdrop for a business meeting or social gathering. The hotel offers a range of meeting rooms, an elegant ballroom and a full service business center.

  • Beachfront resort in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 27-hole golf course, club house, and casino
  • Precor© fitness center, two pools, and whirlpool spa
  • Restaurants, bars, and kids entertainment