Cook I

Radisson Hotel Group - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.8

The starting wage for this position is $20.40!

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 if there are 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
Assist in setting up plans and actions to correct any food cost problems; control food waste, loss and usage per SOP
Fill daily requisitions according to business levels

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 and looks appealing.
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
Possess exceptional knife skills
Ability to follow prep list
Working knowledge of a BEO (Banquet Event Order)
Holds a current Sanitation Certificate

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability stand and walk for up to 8 hours a day
Ability to occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds
Ability to hear equipment, timers, etc
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)
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.
Ability to communicate with employees and guests.


We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and make employment decisions without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected class. Our locations are drug-free and pre-employment drug tests are required. Background checks are also required before employment begins. We participate in E-Verify and those who are ineligible to work in the United States will not be considered.