Lead Cook

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Scottsdale, AZ

Posted December 6, 2018

Responsible for maintaining and setting up food production and quality control of all meat, fish, fowl, sauces, stocks, seasoning and all other food items prepared in the different kitchen stations.

Lead Cook

Job overview

The Company operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so operational demands require variations in shift days, starting and ending times, and hours worked in a week.  

The Cook 1 (Lead Cook) leads and trains the cook staff.  The Cook 1 is responsible for cost effective preparation of quality food in safe and efficient compliance with proper food preparation and handling, policies and procedures, brand standards, and federal, state and local regulations.  Promptly reports emergencies, accidents, injuries, missing articles, damage, engineering items and safety hazards to management.  Reports any deviations from policies, procedures, brand standards and regulations to management.

 

What you will be doing

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lead and guide the cook staff in consistent safe and sanitary food storage, preparation and cooking.  Monitor and control maintenance/sanitation of the kitchen and equipment.  Adherence to all safety protocols including handling and transportation of foods and knife work.
  • Recognize and follow quality standards for meats, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and grains, including proper storage of these items.  Effective utilization of leftovers and control of waste.
  • Understand and ability to properly use seasonings for a range of culturally diverse foods.  Knowledge of common food allergens and their substitutes.
  • Cook using a repertoire of cooking methods including poaching, braising, roasting, charbroiling, sautéing, grilling, frying, and baking.  
  • Produce from scratch menu quality food in appropriate portion size, cut and quantity.  Ensures all food is prepared and presented in accordance with appropriate recipes, presentations and with guest orders.  Acknowledge any special requests and prepare the menu item accordingly.
  • Safe use of supplies and equipment.
  • On time and at work when scheduled, and in proper uniform.
  • Attend department meetings as scheduled.
  • Consistent professional and positive attitude and actions when communicating with guests, vendors and associates.
  • Report any incidents of guest dissatisfaction or unusual matters of significance to manager / supervisor so that corrective measures may be taken.
  • Comply with policies and procedures.  Practice safe work habits and comply with sanitary, safety, security and emergency procedures.  Write shift reports including reports on any incidents of theft, accidents or injuries when assigned.  Check with manager / supervisor before leaving work for any reason.
  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.  Participate in task forces and committees as requested.
  • Any other tasks / duties as requested by management.

Requirements

The Company may consider equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below. 

  • High school education plus schooling in culinary arts or related major.  
  • Two or more years of related experience.  Familiarity with hospitality industry practices preferred.  
  • Ability to understand and provide friendly guest service.  
  • Ability to understand and comply with proper food preparation, cooking, handling and storage.  
  • Ability to understand and comply with kitchen sanitation, safety and equipment usage.  
  • Ability to lead and train others.  
  • Ability to timely compile facts/figures, identify and investigate issues and resolve basic matters.  
  • Ability to follow an appropriate course of action based on policies and procedures.  
  • Ability to operate a phone and other office equipment.  
  • Attention to details with good organizational and efficient time management skills.
  • Consistent professional attitude and behavior with effective listening and communication skills.  
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible and efficient.  
  • Ability to satisfy the legal requirements for employment within the jurisdiction
  •  Physical requirements include extended standing and walking, climbing, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, kneeling and lifting up to 50 lbs.  
  • While performing job duties, the associate is required to speak, listen and write.  The job requires close vision with or without corrective lenses.  

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

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At A Glance

Travelers will experience breathtaking Camelback Mountain views from our AAA Four Diamond Scottsdale resort. Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas offers two-bedroom villas that sleep up to eight with a full kitchen and dining area. We are ready to host events in the 25,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space for up to 800 people. Our resort features a range of meeting spaces, from a large conference in one of our two ballrooms to a wedding reception in our climate-controlled outdoor pavilion (seasonal). An idyllic Phoenix wedding venue, the poolside Oasis Bar is the perfect spot to socialize before and after the ceremony.

  • Resort atmosphere with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain
  • 1,600 sq. ft. two-bedroom villas with private patio and full kitchen
  • Three restaurants: BlueFire Grille, Fleming’s Steakhouse and Oasis Bar
  • Wellness center with spa, cardio equipment and outdoor heated pool
  • 25,000 sq. ft. of versatile indoor and outdoor space for up to 800