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Cook 1

Posted May 21, 2022

Elliot Park Hotel
Minneapolis, MN
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An Inspiring Career Awaits You!

The Kessler Collection is made up of 13 artful hotel and resort properties, 26 restaurants, and over 1,700 Grand Performers across ten states, we continue to grow and so will you! The opportunities are endless. Our mission of inspiring places, intuitive service, and exuberant guests means we are committed to our Grand Performers learning, development, and well-being.

We believe people want to be inspired! 

Our Grand Performers Receive Many Benefits Including:

  • Marriott Employee Discounts Worldwide
  • Competitive Wage & Discretionary Bonus Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Company-Sponsored Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) with Discretionary Company Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary

The overall objective and purpose of the Cook 1 position are to prepare food for the restaurant, bar, Grand Performer meals, and banquets. The incumbent is responsible for preparing quality food and pleasing presentations, and meeting food handling and quality assurance standards. They are to provide the highest level of service in support of the company's mission, core values, standards, and goals.

Core Responsibilities

  • Greet and interact with internal and external guests in a genuinely warm and friendly manner using professional and Kessler standard nomenclature.
  • Operate the telephone system, answering calls within three (3) rings, using the correct salutation and telephone etiquette.
  • Maintain the integrity of the guests’ privacy, including confidentiality of personal information and key control.
  • Maintain the integrity of Company proprietary information and protect company assets.
  • Prepares all food items as directed.
  • Wash dishes, glassware, and silverware
  • Wash pots, pans, and trays
  • Maintain a clean and organized pantry and coolers
  • Clean countertops and walls, mop floors 
  • Segregate and remove trash and garbage and place it in designated containers
  • Regularly empty garbage containers 
  • Rinse out and wash garbage cans
  • Sort bottles, plastics, and other recyclable items
  • Stack clean dishes and transfer equipment to the proper storage area
  • Follow recipes and properly and efficiently prepare and present all food items to be served, including accommodating special guests’ requests. 
  • To communicate the need for goods to be ordered to kitchen leadership. 
  • To follow all specifications and to properly set up hot and cold line stations. 
  • To communicate all guest requests to an appropriate leader in a timely and professional manner. 
  • To be able to read, understand and produce promptly. 
  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of menu items.
  • Maintain a neat and organized work area to include adhering to sanitation standards according to state law and health codes. 
  • Maintain neat, clean, and professional appearance according to standards
  • Comply with all company safety and security policies and procedures. Report accidents, injuries, and unsafe conditions
  • To comply with company and departmental safety rules and regulations, including the property handling of all relevant equipment and machinery.
  • To attend all training and meetings as directed. 
  • To perform other tasks, including cross-training as directed.  
  • All other duties as assigned, planned or un-planned

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities 

  • Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation, and food handling procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of production and operations in all relevant kitchen areas. 
  • Must be familiar with proper use and cleaning of relevant kitchen equipment and machinery. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate and multi-task
  • Proficient in handling knives and culinary tools
  • Basic knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as POS (point of sale) systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • Culinary degree or related training equivalent in the Hospitality/Restaurant Industry - required
  • 1 year of relevant work experience in similar scope and title – required
  • Experience within luxury brand/markets – preferred
  • Food Safety Manager certification – preferred or attained within 30 days

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Work Environment

  • Must be comfortable working in a shared space, with constant noise, without the use of a private office.
  • Must be able to cope with frequent changing priorities and deadlines with a high degree of optimism, professionalism & collaboration.
  • Must be able to work safely in a kitchen environment with high temperatures and humidity
  • Schedules may vary from week to week based on business demands in excess of 40 hours with or without notice.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to push, pull and lift up to 40lbs daily.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to travel by foot, car, bus,  airplane, or other means of transportation, which require sitting, waiting, and standing for long and short periods of time.
The Kessler Collection is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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Elliot Park Hotel

823 5th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 389-2300

168 Room Hotel

elliotparkhotel.com

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WELCOME TO THE ELLIOT

Welcome to the newest member of the Marriott® family in Minneapolis, Elliot Park Hotel, Autograph Collection. Perched on the edge of the historic Elliot Park neighborhood, and convenient to the Light Rail, Minneapolis Convention Center and U.S. Bank Stadium, Elliot Park Hotel is a stylish luxury boutique hotel and restaurant where you can enjoy hygge at its most elegant.

With 155 rooms and 13 suites, Elliot Park Hotel is the perfect destination for your next business trip, staycation, family trip, or even a special celebration in one of our spectacular wedding and meeting spaces.

With a refined and sophisticated décor, which is illuminated by flickering candles, artful lighting, and inviting fireplaces, Elliot Park Hotel allows you to indulge in the feeling of warmth, intimacy, and comfort. It all combines to create a chic urban oasis of modern Minnesotan hospitality, welcoming travelers and locals alike.

Our pet-friendly boutique hotel with luxury amenities and world-class guest service will charm and pamper you while you play, work, and explore the wonderful sites and attractions of downtown Minneapolis.

Come nightfall, indulge in the hearty, wood-fired fare of Tuscany at Tavola Restaurant, a rising star among Italian restaurants in Minneapolis. Or, wind down with a cold craft brew next door at the lively bar and outdoor patio of Finnegans Brew Co. in their brand-new downtown Minneapolis brewery and community space. As a guest of Elliot Park Hotel, you’ll even get to enjoy a very special Finnegan experience in their exclusive Brewer's Den.