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Banquet Chef

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

The 888-room Loews Arlington Hotel will be the first-of-its-kind meetings and resort destination, situated between two iconic sports stadiums, opening in early 2024. This one-of-a-kind hotel will also be connected to the new Loews Arlington Convention Center, also opening in 2024.Whether you are a leisure traveler, sports fan, or meeting attendee, Loews Arlington will offer the latest and greatest amenities, a modern and forward-thinking design, and service excellence at every turn.Oversees all aspects of Banquet food preparation, according to approved standardized recipes. Plates food for service, according to established plating/presentation criteria. Ensures that all food served is of the highest quality and that it is ready to be served to the guest at the appropriate time.Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • 10% Oversees preparation and production of all hot food items
  • 10 % Supervises Banquet/Cafeteria personnel and Saucier
  • Supervises/set up and organization of work area with all necessary supplies and equipment
  • Oversees/Receives, inspects, rotates all food products to ensure that only fresh, high quality ingredients are used
  • Supervises/preparation and storage of raw food products prior to final assembly of hot food items
  • Ensures that all standardized recipes are followed in the preparation and assembly of cold menu items
  • Assists Banquet/Cafeteria personnel with completion of all duties as needed
  • Monitors plating of hot foods to ensure adherence to established plating/presentation guidelines
  • Adheres to established portion control guidelines, minimizes waste
  • Monitors finished product waiting for server pick up to ensure food is served promptly, notifies supervisor of any delays in service
  • Ensures that a quality product is prepared and served in a timely manner
  • Ensures that all Governmental Food Sanitation Standards are followed at all times
  • Monitors refrigeration and holding temperatures, cleans and sanitizes work surfaces, washes hands frequently
  • Uses knives, slicers, mixers, choppers, grinders and all other equipment in a safe manner according to the manufactures recommendations
  • Notifies Engineering of any equipment malfunction or safety hazard immediately
  • Provides Steward with timely notification of need for clean dishes, pots, pans etc.
  • Ensures return of soiled pots, pans and cooking utensils to pot wash area, informs Steward of any HOT items
  • Reviews daily payroll report, controls daily labor costs by reducing staff as business activity diminishes
  • Attends BEO meetings
  • Attends required hotel meetings to keep abreast of in-house activities, special promotions and upcoming events, maintain communications with other departments within the hotel
  • Communicates daily with department employees to obtain/provide current information regarding daily activities/functions and upcoming events
  • Evaluates individual employee performance, determines areas in need of improvement or requirements for advancement, establishes goals, objectives and training needs required to achieve same
  • Conducts meeting with department employees as required, to communicate effectively with all beverage department personnel to ensure that they are kept current on pertinent hotel information and activities
  • Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines departmental employees according to Loews Hotels standards
  • Other duties as assignedSupportive Functions and Responsibilities
    • Promotes and applies teamwork skill at all times
    • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of all problems and/or unusual matters of significance
    • Follows New Hire Training and ongoing Star Service Competency program in accordance with hotel policy
    • Is polite, friendly, and helpful to all guests, management and fellow employees
    • Attends all appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions
    • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area
    • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards
    • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures
    • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules
    • Recycles whenever possible
    • Remains current with hotel information and changes
    • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards
    • Decisiveness
    • Agility in multitasking
    • Ability to make decisions on imperfect information Qualifications
      • Excellent culinary skills and knowledge of food productions techniques
      • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Food Service Sanitation Standards
      • Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation
      • Ability to bend, stoop, stand, lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing up to 200 pounds
      • Outstanding management, organizational, communication and leadership skills
      • Ability to speak, read and write English
      • Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidaysEducation:
        • High school degree required. College degree preferredExperience:
          • 5 to 6 years experience in quality food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurant; Two plus years Supervisory experience in quality food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurantLicenses or Certificates:
            • ACT certification as "Sous" Chef or culinary degree from recognized culinary institute and equivalent experience

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Arlington , Banquet Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Arlington, Texas

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