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Line Cook (AM)

Posted January 2, 2022

Hotel Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
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The Town Company, at Hotel Kansas City, will present guests with an experience focused around an open-kitchen with open hearth cooking and some of the very best ingredients that this region has to offer and an intimate dining room with only 65 seats.

The Town Company is a nod to our city’s roots, and those who came before us to claim this town we now call Kansas City.  Overseeing the culinary team is our Executive Chef, Johnny Leach, who joins us in Kansas City via Portland, Oregon.

We are committed to working with the best farms, ranches, and ingredients we can find in the area and cooking them with the best technique we possibly can.  Our team values a positive, diverse, fun and team oriented kitchen that is free of ego.


Job Overview

An AM Line Cook is responsible for preparing food items in accordance with recipes and established standards in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding service.  Primary focus will be on breakfast, lunch & brunch offerings, but subject to change.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepare food items according to designated recipes and quality standards.
  • Maintain cleanliness.
  • Comply with food sanitation standards and ensure proper safety and sanitation of all kitchen facilities and equipment.
  • Uphold all standards of kitchen hygiene.
  • Manage guest orders in a friendly, timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure knowledge of menu and all food products.
  • Stock and maintain designated food stations.
  • Visually inspect all food sent from the kitchen.
  • Practice correct food handling and food storage procedures according to federal, state, local and company regulations.
  • Prepare requisitions for supplies and food items.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage.



  • High school diploma or GED equivalency preferred, but not required.
  • Food and sanitation certified preferred.


  • Good working knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation.
  • 1 year of culinary experience preferred.

Interaction/Skill Set:

  • Must be able to speak, read, and understand English to communicate with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Enthusiastic, experienced and passionate about food.
  • Foster and uphold a culture of respect, learning and positivity amongst all colleagues.
  • Be an enthusiastic culinarian, eager to research, develop and learn.

Work Environment

  • Make continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements, such as slicing or chopping food.
  • Bend or stoop repeatedly over time, such as removing items from stove, oven, refrigerator or freezer.
  • Clean work area and equipment using broom, mop, sponge, cleaning solution and other applicable materials.
  • Move objects between 20-50lbs short distances.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and continuously perform the essential job functions for an extended period of time.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD, LTD, 401K with Matching, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Meal, Discounted Parking, Referral Bonuses
  • Free room nights, Discounted room nights and Friends and Family discounts
  • Unlimited growth potential with Hyatt.  Ability to relocate for advancement opportunities in the future
  • Proven sales/volume which leads to increased tips/ability to increase wages
  • Teaching hotel where you can learn from some of  the best in the business
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Hotel Kansas City

1228 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64105

144 Room Hotel

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Serenely located within the historic Kansas City Club building, this premier Kansas City destination seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a historic social club with modern luxury and elegance.  Drawing on over 100 years of history as the premier social meeting place, The Hotel Kansas City provides a truly unique setting for memorable events, as well as inventive dining and nightlife.

In addition to the hotel's 144 guest rooms are the Town Company, a three-meal restaurant; El Gold, a live music cellar cocktail bar; and a lobby lounge and bar that will bring locals and guests together for impromptu mingling.  For the event minded guests, there will be 20,000 feet of meeting space that includes impressive historic ballrooms and a 3,000 square foot rooftop event patio.

Opening Summer 2020