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Property Name
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
Job Title
Cook III
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Bonus Pay
Cook III

Job Description


Prepares and properly garnishes all food orders in accordance with menu specifications under the guidance of the Chef

* Prepares sauces, soups and hot entrees in accordance with menu
* Use and follow recipes
* Adjust recipes accurately
* Uses high-quality ingredients and measures them accurately
* Operates all kitchen equipment accurately
* Taste test and evaluate foods before serving to make sure standards are met; consult with Chefs is has any concerns.
* Portions food into standard portions
* Garnishes food in appealing manner
* Presents food using proper plate presentation techniques
* Coordinates completion of menu items with server
* Sets up for meals by ensuring proper amounts are in place for forecasted covers, special functions and any reservations
* Assist in keeping buffet stocked

Prepare specialty foods such as pizzas, fish and chips, sandwiches, and tacos, following specific methods that usually require short preparation time.

* Assist in setting up plans and actions to correct any food cost problems; control food waste, loss and usage per SOP

Organizes and maintains work areas, coolers and storage areas

* Prepares work checklist and organizes work stations for each shift
* Checks and maintains coolers and storage areas for cleanliness, quantity and quality of food products
* Requisitions food with necessary approvals according to policy
* Takes proper care of ranges, ovens, broilers, fryers, griddles, utensils and other equipment
* Ensure that kitchen area remains clean and free of hazards during shift
* Date all food containers and rotate as per the SOP, making sure that all perishables are kept at proper temperatures, ensure proper rotation of all food items
* Return all food items not used on next shift to designed storage areas, being sure to cover/date all perishables
* Keep floor clean and free of food items, trash or other obstacles

Serves food that is safe to eat

* Follows facility's safe food-handling guidelines
* Cleans and Sanitizes work area according to cleaning schedule

Works as a Team member to maintain pleasant work environment

* Comes to work on time
* Is not absent from work excessively
* Reports to work dressed according to the dress-code

Creates 100% guest satisfaction by providing the Radisson Blu experience through performance that demonstrates the standards of, genuine hospitality and exceeding guest expectations

* Gives personal attention, takes personal responsibility and uses teamwork when providing guest service
* Listens, apologizes with empathy, finds a solution and follows through when resolving guest problems
* Provides Yes I Can! genuine hospitality and teamwork on an ongoing basis
* Assumes the responsibility to notice when the guest is not satisfied and uses their best judgment as to when it is appropriate to use the 100% Guest Satisfaction

Performs other duties as required by Management to provide 100% Guest Satisfaction and genuine hospitality to our Guest.


* High school diploma or GED required, culinary degree preferred
* Must be able speak, read and understand basic cooking directions.
* Experience in similar position within an upscale environment is preferred with a knowledge of high volume kitchen operations
* Ability to follow standardized recipes and plate presentation
* Knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, guest relations and etiquette
* Knowledge of the appropriate table settings and service ware
* Excellent attention to detail
* Must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to effectively communicate with department managers, team members and guests
* Must possess a strong team spirit


* Ability to hear equipment, timers, etc
* Does much walking
* Ability to see to check quality and portion sizes
* Ability to work in extreme conditions like freezers and kitchens, occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat, Hot surfaces, steam, wet floors, hot grease, and water.
* Good dexterity to handle equipment (knives, slicers, mixers, pots, pans, other sharps objects, electrical shocks, etc)
* This position will spend 100% of the time standing
* The individual frequently does heavy lifting transport up to 50 pounds on occasion and up to 35 pounds regularly.
* Must be able to hear with 100% accuracy with correction.
* Must be able to see 20/20 vision with correction.

Job Requirements

*Prepares sauces, soups and hot entrees in accordance with menu
*Use and follow recipes
*Adjust recipes accurately
*Uses high-quality ingredients and measures them accurately
*Operates all kitchen equipment accurately
*Taste test and evaluate foods before serving to make sure standards are met; consult with Chefs is has any concerns.
*Portions food into standard portions
*Garnishes food in appealing manner
*Presents food using proper plate presentation techniques
*Coordinates completion of menu

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