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Banquet Cook Full-time, The Pfister Hotel

Property Name: Pfister Hotel
Location: Milwaukee, WI, United States
Date Posted:
Requisition #: 240000RD

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Job Description

JOB TITLE  Cook Level II

DEPARTMENT Culinary/Food and Beverage

SUPERVISOR Executive Chef and Sous Chefs

POSITION PURPOSE Responsible for maintaining, setting up, food production and quality control of all meat, fish, fowl, sauces, stocks, seasonings and other food items prepared at a specific station.

1. Prepare all station specific food items according to standard recipes and/or as specified on guest check to ensure consistency of product to the guest.  Visually inspect, select and use only food items ideal for the preparation of menu items. 
2. Check and control the proper storage of product (stocks and sauces needing special attention), and portion control size.
3. Keep all refrigeration, storage and working areas in clean, working condition to comply with Health Department regulations.
4. Ensure all equipment in working areas is clean and sanitized and in proper working condition.
5. Prepare requisition for supplies and food items for production in the workstation.  Read and employ math skills to appropriately prepare item according to recipes.
6. Maintain high quality level of food production and presentation.
7. Cleanliness, sanitation and personal hygiene.
8. Responsible for setting up station, breakdown, and all necessary advance prep work.
9. Put all food away that has been requisitioned from storeroom.
10. Prepare all food items according to recipe specifications.
11. Ensure coolers are cleaned, organized and locked after work if finished.
12. Perform other duties as assigned by Executive or Sous Chefs.

1. Sufficient manual dexterity of hand in order to use all kitchen equipment, i.e., knives, spoons, spatulas, tongs, slicers, etc.
2. Must own a set of knives.
3. Ability to lift, push, or pull weights up to 100 pounds.
4. Ability to stand for long periods.
5. Ability to work in confined work area with high levels of noise and frequent interruptions.
6. Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges.
7. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
8. High school diploma preferred.
9. Culinary or Apprenticeship program preferred.
10. Cooking experience required 1-2 years in a similar position.
11. Ability to obtain any local, state or federal license or certification for sanitation, liquor service, or food service certification.
12. Must join H.E.R.E. Local 122 union.

Equal Opportunity Employer