Seasonal CookRadisson Blu Aqua ChicagoChicago, IL
A property of: Radisson Hotel Group Americas
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With eight individual brands and more than 1,500 hotels internationally, Radisson Hotel Group Americas is one of the largest, most dynamic hotel groups in the world. Our portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Individuals, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson.

At the heart of Radisson Hotel Group is our brand promise, Every Moment Matters. More than our signature, it is simply how we do business and who awe are at the core. We strive to provided a meaningful employment experience with a focus on developing our team's talents because we believe our people are the center of our success. Your next opportunity starts here. Join a team of moment makers today!


The Seasonal Cook is responsible for the daily preparation of food items for the pool bar or other areas of the kitchen prepares all menu items to facility standards and in a timely manner. Ensure 100% Guest satisfaction and high-quality guest relations while projecting Radisson Blu Hotel's standards of service practicing the Yes I Can! Behaviors every day with every guest interaction and professional hospitality at all times.

Prepares and properly garnishes all food orders in accordance with menu specifications under the guidance of the Chef
  • Must be able to be outside for up to 8 hours
  • 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.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and make employment decisions without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected class. Background checks are also required before employment begins.

Visa Requirements: We participate in E-Verify and all candidates must be in possession of identification providing authorization to work in the United States as defined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1968 (IRCA). This position does not offer sponsorship of Work Visas.

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Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago
Radisson Hotel Group is a leading hospitality company serving as a true
host and best partner to guests, owners, business partners and talent.
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Address221 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count51-100 
location TypeUrban 

People (1)

Jim AldermanChief Executive Officer: Jim Alderman is the Chief Executive Officer, Americas for Radisson Hotel Group and is based in the company’s U.S. headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn. Alderman is responsible for the corporate offices and more than 680 hotels in the company’s portfolio throughout the Americas. He is also a member of the U.S. Board of Directors for Radisson Hotel Group. With more than 34 years of experience in hospitality real estate, Alderman has an extensive background in hotel and restaurant development, private equity fund investment, management contracts, franchises, public/private partnerships and investor relations. He most recently, he served as Executive Vice President for Extended Stay America (ESA), where he was instrumental in driving the company’s franchising strategy. In just 18 months, he took ESA from zero to 150 franchise deals. He was responsible for their next-generation product through new construction and franchise sales, and asset management of existing real estate portfolio, as well as acquisitions/disposition, and future redevelopment. Alderman joined ESA from Kimpton Hotels where he was the Chief Development Officer. Prior to joining Kimpton, he held various senior leadership positions with Wyndham, Starwood Capital, IHG and Ernst & Young. Throughout his career, Alderman has been involved in the acquisition, development, joint venture, and financing of over $15 billion of hotel real estate projects globally. He has helped guide the strategy and branding of hundreds of hotel projects from limited service and extended stay to independent boutiques and ultra-luxury properties with branded residential components.

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CULTURE & BELIEFSAt the heart of Radisson Hotel Group is our brand promise, Every Moment Matters. More than our signature, it is simply how we do business and who we are at the core. We help to ensure our success by aligning our 95,000 global team members around our core beliefs
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONAt Radisson Hotel Group we believe success starts from inside our organization with our greatest asset: our talent. One of our core cultural beliefs, “We are Many Minds with One Mindset” is based on our respect for individual differences, life experiences and diverse world views working together to help make memorable experiences for all who walk through our doors. To enable that to happen, we are dedicated to building a global team of employees that reflect the communities where we work and live, and the diversity of the customers we serve. Our guests and our talent deserve an environment where they are valued for who they are. With our workforce driven by voices of people from different backgrounds, personalities and points of view across the global workplace, we strive to create a place where everyone can express their authentic selves, seize opportunities, make decisions and resolve conflicts. Diversity & Inclusion at Radisson Hotel Group brings to life our programs and practices that enhance our Workforce, our Workplace and the Marketplace. We open our arms to you and welcome you to join us in this effort.
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