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Our core belief that people want a better way to experience the world extends not only to our guests and customers, but to our global team of associates, too. A career at Starwood is like no other. If you are ready to support a better way to experience the world and be challenged to deliver your best, we are the company for you.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,300 properties in over 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™. The Company also boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). Please visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more information.
The Westin Calgary is situated in the heart of one of Canada’s most exciting cities, where the major business center meets the city’s extraordinary activities and first-class dining and arts. Enjoy the best of the city at your doorstep. Packed with exciting attractions, activities, museums, beautiful parks, entertainment and sport venues there is never a shortage of things to do in Calgary. The Westin Calgary provides an energized culture focused on our associates, our guests, and extraordinary results. Ranked as the #1 Starwood hotel in Canada for associate engagement and supervisory effectiveness, The Westin Calgary provides an energized culture focused on our associates, our guests, and extraordinary results.
Kitchen/Culinary Westin’s workplace culture is designed with the associate experience in mind. Here, associates are empowered to be at their best and to infuse a spirit of well-being into each guest experience ensuring guests leave feeling better than when they arrived. Westin welcomes the best and brightest to enjoy rewarding careers.
The Westin Calgary is looking for passionate candidates to join our Culinary Team. This is a hourly part time position. The General Responsibilities for a Cook 1 are: - Sets up station according to restaurant or banquet guidelines. - Prepare all mise en place as directed in a safe, sanitary and timely fashion. - Follow recipe standards, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the Chef and provide guidance for consistency to other associates. - Restock and ensure the highest quality of all food products as needed throughout your shift. - Understanding, knowledge of how to properly and safely use and maintain all equipment in the kitchen. - Assist with cleaning, sanitation, and organization of the kitchen at all times, this will ensure a safe and healthy working environment. - able to work daily with speed and efficiency producing covers up to 1500 people per day - Coordinate prep and production with leaders and associates ensuring efficiency goals are met. - Perform additional responsibilities as requested by the Chef, Sous Chef or Chef de Parties at any time
JOB QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: - Minimum 5 years culinary experience. Red seal, Journeyman or equivalent preferred. - Advanced understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills. - Previous high end hotel or restaurants experience an asset. - Ability to perform in multiple culinary outlets including a la carte, banquet and garde-manger. - Previous experience training and mentoring associates - Has a positive can do attitude, willing to help others SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities: • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. • Must possess basic computational ability. • Ability to read recipes and follow their instructions. • Ability to create appropriate buffet displays up to 5-6 feet in height and the ability to set up, maintain and breakdown same. Physical Demands • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature generally is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10&176;F) and kitchens (+110&176;F), possibly for one hour or more. • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 5 hours per day. Walking and standing are required the rest of the working day. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task. • Ability to physically handle knives, pots, mirrors, or other display items as well as grasp, lift and carry same from shelves and otherwise transport up to 50 pounds to every area of the kitchen. Ability to perform cutting skills on work surfaces, topped with cutting boards, 3 to 4 feet in height (banquet kitchen, prep kitchen, bake shop, etc.). Proper usage and handling of various kitchen machinery to include slicers, buffalo chopper, grinders, mixers, and other kitchen related equipment. • Ability to physically self-demonstrate culinary techniques, i.e., cutting, cooking principles, plate presentation, safety and sanitation practices. • Ability to create, build, handle, and dismantle displays up to 8 feet high, including ice carvings. • The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. • Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other locations of the hotel on a timely basis. • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis. • Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. occasionally. • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates. • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception. • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment. • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed. The candidate must possess eligible paperwork to legally work in Canada. The Westin Calgary is unable to hire foreign workers without current and valid work permits, nor can we obtain LMO's (Labor Market Opinions). This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.