The Westin Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Hospitality & Tourism
The Executive Chef envisions and you bring his creations to life -- it might be breakfast, lunch dinner or a grand banquet but you know how to get it right and take great pride in your abilities as a Cook. The kitchen can be full of action and activity but you thrive in such an environment, always working safely and following the established protocols. You are a professional -- knowing how much to order to stay in budget, how much to prepare based on the house count, how to keep a clean and how to handle food safely. The Chef has a great kitchen team and you are someone who contributes to that greatness (be it as Lead Cook, Line Cook, Pantry/Prep Cook, Breakfast Cook, etc.) while always learning new skills and developing your expertise. In the role of Cook you will:
-Be Great at What You Do -- If the Lead Cook, you are a role model in the kitchen for all other staff and have mastered their jobs and are able to train or assist them as needed. If a Line Cook, you know how to prepare delicious high quality food for restaurant and/or banquet guests based on established guidelines and do so every day. If a Pantry / Prep Cook, you are responsible for all cold food items prepared in the kitchen, such as salads, cold appetizers, desserts, sandwiches, salad dressings, etc., so you have a major contribution to every meal. And, if the Breakfast Cook, you help our guests start their day with a hot meal and a smile -- an important job.
-Be a Team Player -- The Cooks are responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of food items for all outlets and for maintaining a level of professionalism in the kitchen, working in harmony as a team so that the guest gets the food they ordered is a timely manner and leave happy.
-Be an Everything Clean and Organized Fanatic -- Professional Cooks know how to keep a work area clean and organized, following all sanitation and safe food handling procedures at every step.
-Be a Safety & Security Agent -- following your hotel's established safety and security policies & procedures. Anticipate problems and ask for management assistant as needed.