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Cook Full-Time, The Pfister

Property Name: Pfister Hotel
Location: Milwaukee, WI, United States
Date Posted:
Requisition #: 2400018W

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Do you strive to set yourself apart by your gracious service and impeccable style? Are you passionate and energetic about delivering exceptional experiences to guests in the premier luxury hotel in downtown Milwaukee? If so, The Pfister is looking for a Cook II to be a part of our team and continue its iconic legacy. As a Cook II at The Pfister Hotel, you will be responsible for the quality control of items prepared.

Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee has been a hotel icon for nearly 130 years. As one of the best hotels in Milwaukee and the Midwest, we continue to celebrate a grand tradition of gracious service and impeccable style. The Pfister Hotel has received AAA Four Diamond hotel status for 46 consecutive years. The hotel is one of only 11 properties throughout North America to maintain the AAA Four Diamond designation since the inception of the Diamond Rating program in 1976.

What you will be doing:

  • Prepare station-specific food items according to recipes, ensuring consistency and quality.
  • Monitor product storage, portion sizes, and special items like stocks and sauces.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in all areas to meet Health Department regulations.
  • Ensure equipment is clean, sanitized, and operational.
  • Uphold high standards of food production and presentation.
  • Maintain personal hygiene and sanitation practices.
  • Manage station setup, breakdown, and prep work.
  • Follow recipe specifications for all food preparation.

What we are looking for: 

  • Previous cooking experience required, 1-2 years in a similar position preferred, Culinary or Apprenticeship program preferred. 
  • High school diploma preferred. 
  • Must own a set of knives.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity of hand in order to use all kitchen equipment, i.e., knives, spoons, spatulas, tongs, slicers, etc.
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull weights up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for long periods, work in a confined space with high levels of noise and frequent interruptions, and perform duties within extreme temperature ranges.
  • Ability to obtain any local, state or federal license or certification for sanitation, liquor service, or food service certification.
  • Must join H.E.R.E. Local 122 union.

What's in it for you?

  • A free, well-balanced meal every shift
  • Room discounts at Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America properties
  • Discounts at Marcus Hotels & Resorts restaurants, cafes, lounges, golfing, skiing and spa
  • Discounted parking
  • “Two for one” movie theater coupons at Marcus Theatres
  • Ability to grow your career, and transfer from one property to another while maintaining your service with the company
  • Early wage access
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (offered after 30 days of employment), company-paid life insurance, employee assistance program offer and 401k with employer match

About us:
A division of The Marcus Corporation, Marcus Hotels & Resorts has a rich 60-year history of operational and service excellence. We are “People Pleasing People” who strive daily to create extraordinary experiences for guests and associates alike. Focused on expanding our U.S. based portfolio of 15 hotels and resorts, our properties are known for their unique character and style.

Note: This document describes the general nature and level of work required of people in the job. It is not intended to be an all-encompassing list of responsibilities, duties, and skills.

The Pfister Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.