Kitchen Steward

Department: Culinary

Reports to: Executive Chef

Status: Exempt

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We are hiring at the Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa!

Who we seek:

 We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our EPIC team! Do you think you have the right ingredients to add to the mix? Apply today! The Epicurean Hotel is located on South Howard Avenue and sits across the street from the world-renowned Bern’s Steak House. The Epicurean is a Food & Wine centric Autograph Collection Marriott Hotel. We’ve crafted a foodie’s paradise.  A wine lover’s dream.  A place for connoisseurs of life to come and indulge their appetite.  Because there is no greater homage to life than to indulge in and explore all the flavors that it has to offer.  If you share our passion, we look forward to hearing from you.

What we need from you:

We are seeking individuals who are ready to curate experiences, will make a lasting first impression on our guests and embody the hotel through their high energy personality! If you are a perfectionist, enjoys meeting new people, have the will to learn, and likes to work in a fast – paced environment, this could be the position for you.

Be part of an established, incredible hotel to work for – we have been recognized as “Best in Travel” in Trip Advisor’s 2022 Travelers’ Choice Awards!


Job Summary:

Responsibilities of the Kitchen Steward include operating and maintaining cleaning equipment and tools for washing all Front of the House and Back of the House dishes, Chinaware, flatware, utensils, kitchen vessels, etc. Stewards are also responsible for sweeping and mopping floors, trash removal, cleaning and detailing equipment and other cleaning duties as assigned by the Chef Managers. Stewards must maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen, dish washing and back area in an inspection-ready condition in accordance with local authority and hotel guidelines.



  • Ensure the kitchen is clean, well maintained and organized at all times.
  • Ensure floors are dry and clean at all times.
  • Operate pot-washing machinery and maintain a hygienic working environment in accordance with food safety regulations and company standards.
  • Adhere to all sanitation guidelines set by the state of Florida.
  • Assist the Cooks and Servers keep the dish area organized when necessary.
  • Collects and removes trash from all areas of the operation following established procedures.
  • Dispose of waste as per the hotel and authority standards and adhere to recycling guidelines.
  • Ensure waste compactor area is kept clean and tidy.
  • Carry out general cleaning as directed to include sweeping, mopping up, washing up, emptying of rubbish bins and boxes ensuring placement in the correct containers.
  • Cleans and sanitizes pots, pans, utensils, and other minor equipment routinely used in the kitchen following established procedures.
  • Cleans and maintains floors and walls in kitchen and dish washing area by following standard procedures.
  • Cleans and sanitizes dishes and related service ware following the state of Florida guidelines.
  • Cleans large equipment as assigned, following established procedures.
  • Consistently adheres to SDS (Safety Data Sheet) information related to the proper and safe use of chemicals in the workplace.
  • Knowledge and proficiency to operate industrial dish washers.
  • Ensure all equipment is clean and in good working order.
  • Check all chemical levels and inventory.
  • Wash, wipe, sort, stack dishes, and load/unload dishwasher
  • Wash, Wipe, Sort, stack and store all cleaned items in an organized and safe manner.
  • If any breakages or chipped items found, then remove them from circulation and update the breakage and inventory register.
  • Clean, sanitize and close workstations.
  • Uses and maintains all equipment’s according to manufacturer and department guidelines.
  • Report any maintenance or hazard issues to the chief steward / stewarding manager.
  • Assist in light food preparation as directed by manager or chef on duty.
  • The Kitchen Steward, upon demonstrated job performance excellence, will be considered for numerous growth opportunities.
  • Always Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The right candidate should have a positive attitude, communicates effectively and works well under pressure.


High school or equivalent diploma.


Previous experience in similar role and Knowledge of Basic Food Safety.


Mainsail Lodging & Development Core Values: 

  • We respect individuals while celebrating rich dimensions of diversity of others.
  • We believe in the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit and making things happen through proactive behavior.
  • We require honesty and integrity in everything we do.
  • We live up to commitments and are first to follow up with our clients and suppliers.
  • Work is an important part of life and should be fun.
  • We carry an ownership mentality and conserve the company’s resources with the same vigilance we would use to guard and conserve our own personal resources.
  • We feel a sense of urgency on all matters related to our clients, investors, guests and residents.
  • We understand the concept that achieving customer satisfaction is not enough and to be truly successful, we must strive for customer loyalty by delighting them.

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Date Posted:
March 8, 2023

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