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Banquet Cook

Department: Culinary

Reports to: Executive Chef

Status: Non-Exempt

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Job Summary:

The Banquet Cook will be responsible for preparing the kitchen with a multitude of tasks to include the day-to-day preparation of meals and continually uphold the standards in accordance to the Luminary Hotel & Co. service standards and Mainsail Lodging & Development standards.

Essential Functions

  • Assist the Kitchen Supervisors and Banquet Chef with any recipes for each day
  • Assist with all preparation for banquet/catered events
  • Understand the recipes for banquet/catered events and able to prepare dishes to standard on a consistent basis
  • Maintain a clean environment – general cleaning to include equipment, floors, walls, coolers, and freezers
  • Dishwashing – all kitchen team members wash dishes
  • Return pots and pans to the dish area for cleaning
  • Maintain a professional, presentable uniform and personal grooming
  • Able to effectively communicate with the team on a daily basis
  • Follow Safe-Staff sanitary compliance throughout every area working in the kitchen
  • Basic vegetable prep to include peeling, slicing, dicing, and portioning
  • Basic sauce prep to include stocks, salad dressings, and vinaigrettes
  • Plating banquet dishes – presenting food for guest to the chef’s specifications
  • Ability to understand kitchen orders
  • Ability to work efficiently
  • Ability to perform all functions in the kitchen
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work long hours standing over hot flat tops, stoves, and fryers
  • Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of different cooking recipes and all kitchen equipment
  • Able to make great quality comfort food
  • Follow all safety procedures to include knife safety
  • Restock clean dishes, flatware, and all cooking equipment to the appropriate storage areas
  • Maintain the banquet kitchen work area in an orderly and clean condition
  • Follow proper handwashing procedures
  • Stock supplies for the kitchen in specified locations
  • Sort and remove trash and clean the garbage cans/whales daily
  • Maintain trash area and place in the proper area for pickup
  • Assist with loading and unloading of food deliveries and supplies
  • Perform other duties as management requests to service our guests

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a food & beverage operation, preferably banquet operations
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Ability to use knives and kitchen machinery safely and effectively
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs. or more
  • Ability to work long hours as needed

Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Ability to work with others in a high demand kitchen
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction and provide direction to others
  • Manage differing personalities within the kitchen, the hotel, and the community
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high-pressure situations
  • Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary

Career Information

Date Posted:
September 30, 2021

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