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Banquet Cook

Posted September 12, 2022

The Langham Chicago
Chicago, IL
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About This Job

Primary Objective of Position: 

  • Assist the Chefs on all functions of the Banquet Culinary team while delivering quality products and service.  Successfully execute all Banquet Event Orders (BEO’s) food preparation according to hotel standardized recipe specification

Responsibilities and Job Duties: 

  • Responsible for supplying assigned work station with all needed products and culinary equipment for prompt production
  • Prepares all the prep work for menu items using standardized recipes as your guide for the outlets as needed
  • Responsible for the set up and preparation of banquet event orders per prep lists and all other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for storing all food in refrigerated boxes including covers, labels and dates using the proper containers and labels to protect against waste and spoilage
  • Responsible for maintaining area in clean and sanitized conditions at all times
  • Responsible for reporting any equipment in need of repair to chef and engineer for service
  • Thorough knowledge of culinary operations including service techniques, food portioning and presentation
  • Thorough knowledge of classic knife skills/cuts to clean and cut fruit
  • Thorough knowledge of the Mother Sauces and the ability to prepare them

Experience Required: 

  • High School diploma preferred.  College culinary degree preferred
  • 1 - 2 years of previous banquet culinary experience required
  • IL Sanitation License, TIPS and BASSET licenses required
  • CPR Certification and/or First Aid Training preferred
  • Luxury hotel culinary experience required
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About this Employer

The Langham Chicago

330 North Wabash
Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 923-9988

246 Room Hotel

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Majestic views of the cityscape, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan. All housed in a skyscraper designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe. Situated in downtown Chicago, our hotel is mere minutes from the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Discover the perfect blend of convenience and stylish comfort only at The Langham, Chicago.


268 guest rooms and 48 suites designed for the discerning traveller. Warm colour tones accented with rich textiles and dark woods create open and inviting spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping vistas of the Chicago skyline and river. Modern conveniences and our signature amenities make every room a comforting place to unwind. 


Visual and edible masterpieces that will delight and indulge. Discover contemporary Seasonal American cuisine at Travelle. For a taste of our classic heritage, enjoy our Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood alongside views of Chicago in our stunning lounge, Pavilion.


Stay healthy even when you travel. Get a workout in our state-of-the-art fitness studio or take a dip in our indoor pool. Then, unwind and align your mind at our award-winning wellness retreat, Chuan Spa. Choose from a range of treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, that is guaranteed to pamper the senses.


Exclusive downtown Chicago location. Elegant spaces adaptable for a variety of events and meetings. An intuitive team of organisers that will provide individual service and attention. 15,000 square feet of total event space, all equipped with the latest in specialised audio-visual equipment to ensure your private event is successful.


The Kid’s Suite is a generously sized play space, designed for families to enjoy a variety of activities. Timeless board games such as Monopoly, Trouble and Candyland will captivate children of all ages, while Lincoln Logs, a miniature electric guitar and an oversized white board will ignite the imagination of the young and the young at heart.


This luxurious theater features a 111-inch screen and comfortable seating for up to twelve people—ideal for a family movie night, sophisticated presentation or an intimate gathering. The Cinema Suite is available on a complimentary basis for all hotel guests on a first come basis, and the authentic experience is elevated by a theater-inspired private dining menu, available upon request.