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Banquet Cook

Department: Kitchen
Location: Warrenton, VA

Job Summary

Efficiently produce quality food in a high volume banquet kitchen while maintaining a clean and organized work environment.

Core Work Activities

Meetings and Line-Ups

Meet with Lead Cook or Chef to discuss relevant information such as changes, updates, production sheets, product usage, etc.

Communicate with FOH supervisors as to what food items will be served for the designated time period.

Clearly and descriptively provide accurate menu descriptions for the appropriate food items.

Attend daily, informative line-ups with assigned culinary staff members that address our global standards, production for the day, uniform standards and grooming leading them when necessary.

Meet with steward department to ensure efficient and proper cleaning and maintenance of our kitchen and storage areas.

Ensure Quality Standards

Plan, prepare, cook and expedite food as necessary in a timely, consistent, organized and sanitary manner; assisting other employees as time permits. 100+pp cold side and 50+pp hot side.

Practice and monitor proper VA state health regulations in storage areas, kitchen, back dock and food service areas, informing supervising Chef of items that need to be addressed.

Work individually with other cooks and with the stewarding staff to improve the overall success of our kitchen.

Train new employees as necessary by instilling out kitchen standards as well as our Airlie Global Standards.

Fill out cleaning lists, temperature sheets and food logs consistently.

Interact with all Airlie employees in a positive and professional manner and contribute to a positive work environment.

Fill in for other cooks when necessary, performing their job duties as necessary.

Assist with monthly inventory as needed, providing accurate accounts of food product on hand.

Perform any other duties as requested by Culinary Management

Candidate Profile

Education and Experience

Good knowledge of banquet kitchen production, minimum 1 year experience in hot & cold food preparation or similar hotel/restaurant cook position. Culinary degree preferred.

Positive attitude, problem solver, energetic work ethic, extremely detail oriented, work well under pressure, strong multi-tasker.

Serv-safe Certification preferred, must be self-motivated and be able to work effectively at a fast pace for long periods of time.

Strong culinary skills and general knowledge of international and local cuisine.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Airlie Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture.

Reports to the Lead Cook

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