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Lead Banquet Cook

Location: 

Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80906

Property Name:  Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Req Id:  21606


Dolce is now seeking a Lead Banquet Cook to join our team at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort location in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Job Summary

The Lead Cook is responsible for supervising and assisting in the preparation of all food items for all outlets, Banquets, Room Service and Employee Cafeteria, while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen, and storage areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio.

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent and/or experience in a hotel or related field preferred.
  • At least 3 years of related progressive experience or a culinary graduate with at least 1 year of progressive experience in a hotel or related field.
  • Previous supervisory responsibility preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stand during entire shift.
  • Ability to withstand temperature variations, both hot and cold.

General Requirements

  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform and nametag.
  • Comply with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and apply complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to cross-train in other hotel related areas.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guest or operational needs.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Fundamental Requirements

  • Have thorough working knowledge of menus and preparation required to produce food according to hotel standards.
  • Assist in controlling costs by maintaining food cost within budgeted guidelines.
  • Ensure the completion of necessary food and station preparations prior to opening the restaurant and Room Service in order to ensure that guests are served promptly and efficiently during operating hours.
  • Ensure the completion and display of buffet items according to hotel standards.
  • Assist and supervise on kitchen line during restaurant operating hours to maintain the highest standards of efficiency, productivity, and quality. Be able to support any position in the kitchen that is in need of help.
  • Supervise and assist in the food preparation for Banquets as required, following specifications of Banquet Event Orders. Ensure banquet items are completed on time and check with Banquet Manager or Supervisor for time, cover count or any other changes.
  • Supervise the preparation of food for the Employee Cafeteria, as necessary.
  • Ensure that food is prepared following hotel standard recipes.
  • Be familiar with all kitchen tools and equipment to include: Electric slicer, buffalo chopper, commercial blender, ovens, broilers, range tops, steam kettles, grill, fryer, mixers, food processors, meat grinders, seam table, knives, etc.
  • Maintain the “Clean As You Go” policy. Be responsible for maintaining the sanitation and cleaning schedules of the kitchen. Keep all storage areas neat, orderly, and clean.
  • Supervise and assist with the break down of buffets and kitchen line, ensuring proper storage of food and equipment at the end of each meal period.
  • Ensure that all employees practice safe work habits at all times to avoid injury to self or other employees.
  • Assist, as necessary, with the following: Scheduling, ordering, cost controls, training, production charts, daily inventory charts, overseeing daily prep list and ensure completion.
  • Assist in maintaining a key control system within the kitchen.
  • Be familiar with the hotel’s emergency procedures.
  • Aid in the security of food items; ensure the meat locker, storeroom and walk-ins are locked when not in use.
  • Ensure that the Employee Breakroom is kept neat, orderly and clean.
  • Maintain high food quality standards in the kitchen and find ways to improve upon them.
  • Follow all Health Department and Company regulations in regards to food and storage standards and safety.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of all storage areas.
  • Assist in training staff in the operation and maintenance of all kitchen equipment.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining talented team members who align with our company’s core values. We are proud to reward our full time team members with comprehensive benefit programs and resources which include:

  • Health insurance with HSA and FSA options
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life/AD&D insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays

Participation in any of the benefit plans and programs made available to team members is subject to satisfaction of eligibility requirements.  Wyndham Hotels & Resorts reserves the right to amend or terminate any benefit plan or program at any time in accordance with applicable law.

 

Wage Rate:  $16.50 

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties with approximately 9,000 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of more than 813,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 22 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs more than 4,000 team members worldwide who are dedicated to the Company’s mission of making hotel travel possible for all.
 
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
 

Job Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort3225 Broadmoor Valley RdColorado SpringsColorado  80906
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you:

You will play an important part in our mission to make hotel travel possible for all by:

Being responsive, respectful and delivering great experiences to our guests, partners and communities.

Foster an inclusive environment where individuals feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and share their diverse perspectives.

Bring your best every day and strive to exceed expectations in all you do.

What you can expect from us:

With Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you can expect a fulfilling career to include:

Growth opportunities through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.

Competitive salary and benefits, flexible work arrangements and exclusive team member discounts.  

Team member benefit programs that focus on nutrition, exercise, lifestyle management, physical and emotional wellness, financial health, and the quality of the environment in which all team members work and live.

A Company culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our culture infuses different perspectives that reflect our diverse guests and communities around the world.

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Every day, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. With more hotels than anyone else across the globe, we offer the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world. So wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.


Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs