Cook
Property Name:
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Job Title 
Cook
Location: 
Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Company Name: 
Wyndham Hotel Group
City: 
Pittsburgh
Work Permit: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position: 
No
Accommodation: 
No
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world's largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels worldwide. With iconic brands and hotel choices in every category from upscale to economy, we offer not only the most lodging choices around the world but also exceptional customer service and great value.
As the world’s largest hotel company, and a leading player in the global hospitality industry, Wyndham Hotel Group boasts 7,500 hotels and 15 brands in 70 countries—all supported by more than 7,000 associates on six continents. And we know our success is attributable to our associates, a bright, talented and diverse group of individuals who embrace our signature Count On Me! service culture and have a passion for excellence.  To learn more visit us at http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
Prominently embraced by the confluence of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is the gateway to the City of Pittsburgh. Our iconic hotel delivers hospitality as dynamic and refreshing as our city's distinctive landscape, renowned arts community, growing global industries and proud cultural heritage. Come see what's inside. You'll find the warmth of home with a style all our own.
 
Job Title: Cook

 
Job Summary:
The Cook is responsible for preparing all food items, based on standardized recipes, for the Restaurants, Room Service, Employee Cafeteria and Banquets, while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen and work areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio.
Fundamental Requirements:
·            Have thorough knowledge of menus and the preparation required, according to hotel standards.
·            Maintain cleanliness and organization of all storage areas.
·            Complete necessary food and station preparation prior to the opening of the restaurant in order to ensure that guests are served promptly and efficiently during the Restaurant and Room Service operating hours.
·            Prepare and display buffet food items according to the hotel standards.
·            Proficiency in the following cooking techniques: charbroiling, poaching, deep-frying, sauté, braising, roasting and par-cooking.
·            Recognize quality standards in fresh vegetables, fish, and dairy and meat products.
·            Knowledge of herbs and spices and proper use of each.
·            Maintain clean and sanitary environment with knowledge of proper handling, storage, and sanitation.
·            Prepare food for Banquets, ad required, following specifications on Banquet Event Orders.
·            Prepare and service food for the Employee Cafeteria as specified by the Chef or Kitchen Supervisor.
·            Prepare all foods following hotel standard recipes. Preparation of specials will be under the direction of the Chef or Kitchen Supervisor.
·            Breakdown buffets and kitchen line, storing food and equipment properly at the end of each meal period.
·            Work banquet food station as scheduled by the Chef or Kitchen Supervisor.
·            Know the location and operation of all fire extinguishing equipment.
·            Practice safe work habits at all times to avoid possible injury to self or other employees.
·            Use Production Charts as specified by hotel's standards.
·            Be able to support any position in the Kitchen that is in need of help.
·            Follow all Health Department and Company regulations in regards to food and storage standards and safety.
·            Be able to operate and maintain cleanliness of all kitchen equipment.
·            Maintain a "Clean As You Go" policy.
·            Assist in storage and rotation of food items according to hotel procedures.
Education & Experience: 
·          High School diploma or equivalent and/or experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.
·          Culinary experience required.
Physical requirements:
·          Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
·          Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
·          Ability to stand during entire shift
·          Ability to withstand temperature variations both hot and cold.
Candidates local to Pittsburgh and the surrounding area only.
Applicants must already possess authorization to work in the United States for consideration.
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