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Banquet Cook

Posted January 14, 2022

The Westin Mount Laurel
Mount Laurel, NJ
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About This Job

Essential Job Functions:

-Prepares daily preparation lists for production.

-Reads and employs math skills to follow recipes.

-Prepares all broiled and sautéed food items according to standard recipes and as specified on guest check, to ensure consistency of product; requires transportation of heavy food products.

-Visually inspects, selects, and uses only food items of the highest standard in the preparation of all menu items.

-Checks and controls the proper storage of product, checking on portion control, especially in specific cuts of meat, to maintain quality product.

-Keeps all refrigeration, equipment, and storage and working areas in clean, working condition in order to comply with health department regulations.

-Maintain all logs, cooling, heating, and temperature.

-Adheres to all company policies and procedures.

-Follows safety and security procedures and rules.

-Knows department fire prevention and emergency procedures.

-Utilizes protective equipment.

-Reports unsafe conditions to management.

-Reports accidents, injuries, near-misses, property damage or loss to management.

-Provides for a safe work environment by following all safety and security procedures and rules.

-All team members must maintain a neat, clean and well groomed appearance. (Specific standards outlined in team member handbook).

-Perform any related duties as requested by management.

-Assists other Kitchen Personnel when need.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

-Hold a current Food Handler Card.

-1-2 years cooking experience preferred. Broiler cooking preferred.

-Must have basic knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, guest relations and etiquette.

-Good working knowledge of the fundamentals of broiler cooking.

-Good working knowledge of the fundamentals of sauté cooking.

-Good working knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation.

-Knowledge of operating all kitchen equipment, i.e., stoves, ovens, broilers, slicers, steamers, kettles, etc.

-Basic mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements, requisition amounts and portion sizes.

-Basic knowledge of the English language sufficient to understand inquiries from team members and communicate simple instructions.

-Ability to comprehend and apply written product labeling instructions to enable the safe application of products and processes within the hotel.

-Ability to operate beverage equipment, e.g., coffee maker.

Physical Demands:

-Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise, move or push goods on a hand cart/truck weighing a maximum of 100 lbs.

-Sufficient manual dexterity of hand in order to use all kitchen equipment, i.e., knives, spoons, spatulas, tongs, slicers, etc

-Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges.

-Ability to perform duties in confined spaces.

-Frequent twisting, bending, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, talking, hearing, seeing and smiling.


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About this Employer

The Westin Mount Laurel

555 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

(856) 778-7300

173 Room Hotel


Refreshingly designed to enliven the spirit, The Westin Mount Laurel brings renewal to southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. Our convenient location – only six miles from downtown Philadelphia and less than 20 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport, will make your trip efficient and hosting an event or a meeting sensible for you, your colleagues, and your guests.

Find renewal in our 173 well-appointed guest rooms and 10 junior suites with floor-to-ceiling glass which provide views of manicured gardens. Deluxe guest rooms will feature the renowned Westin Heavenly Bed®. Ample working space will be available on our large work desks and the stone bathroom will showcase our Heavenly Bath® with rejuvenating spa amenities, extra large Brazilian-combed cotton bath sheets, and custom-designed velour bathrobes.

With an elegant atmosphere and extraordinary service, our hotel will be the crown setting for your wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, special celebration, or business function. Our meeting facilities will be able to accommodate anywhere from 10-1,000 participants. Whether you are planning a formal business meeting or the social event of the season, we will do everything in our power to provide you and your guests with a superior experience.

Whether your visit is for business or leisure, our attentive staff will ensure a relaxing experience. Enjoy a dip in our indoor pool, an invigorating workout in our WestinWORKOUT® Gym, or a sumptuous meal in our award-winning restaurant. Our well-appointed meeting and banquet facilities provide the perfect setting for your event, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The Westin Mount Laurel will also feature a Starbucks coffee bar, valet parking, 24-hour in-room dining, a lobby lounge, and a restaurant with private wine cellar dining.

Find a refreshing and inviting experience at The Westin Mount Laurel.