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prep cook

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 95409
Industry: All
Employer: Hilton Garden Inn
Job Tracking ID: 1380585589
Job Description:
Hilton Garden Inn is currently seeking an experienced full time Prep Cook to cover morning and evening service for our 90-room full service hotel.

Essential Functions:
** Prepares and executes plated dishes for a la carte service and private events.
** Sets up station according to restaurant guidelines.
** Maintains station pars and anticipates business demands
** Communicates well
** Prepares all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner.
** Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the restaurant.
** Has knowledge and ability to execute proper meat cooking techniques and temperatures.
** Has knowledge of classic/contemporary sauce and stock making
** Restocks all items as needed throughout shift.
** Cleans and maintains station in practicing good safety, sanitation, organizational skills.
** Has understanding and knowledge to properly use and maintain all equipment in station.
** Is eager to learn and excel in the culinary industry.
** Is capable of multitasking and good time management.
** Performs additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as requested by the Chef or Manager at any time.

Job Requirements:
** Basic understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills.
** Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.

Working Conditions
**This position will spend 100% of the time standing.
** Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat, and water.
** The individual must be able to transport up to 50 pounds on occasion and up to 35 pounds regularly.
** Must be able speak, read and understand basic cooking directions.
** Must be able to hear with 100% accuracy with correction.
** Must be able to see 20/20 vision with correction.

Pre-employment drug screening, citizen and background check required.

Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: TBD
Apply Phone: 707-545-0444

Restaurant Jobs Description

Cooks

The most important factor to consider when hiring a cook is experience. Preferably, experience in the style of food you will be serving. Cooking candidates should express an enthusiasm for the food you plan to serve. If a cook is professionally trained, be sure that they can handle the speed of a busy kitchen as well as produce delicious dishes. Food safety, such as a Serve Safe certification is also a plus. While cooks don’t need to be as personable as the wait staff or hostess, they should be someone who can work as part of team and be reasonably polite.

Wait Staff

If you are expecting a high paced, quick turnover rate each day, you need someone who can move fast. However, if the view of your restaurant is quiet, intimate, and slow-paced, such as fine dining, then you need someone who is comfortable that type of atmosphere. When interviewing for wait staff positions, ask each candidate what their strengths are. A server should be knowledgeable of the type of food you serve, as well as have a basic familiarity of wine and mixed drinks.

Host

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Bartender

This position is often tops on the front-of-the house job ladder. To be a great bartender (and that is the only type you should hire) a person must have a wide knowledge of mixed drinks, be friendly to both customers and staff and be a good listener. Great bartenders can give quality, attentive service to their own customers, while still getting the staff their drinks. Honesty is another important requirement. The bartender handles a lot of cash each shift and you need to be able to trust that he or she will not siphon any off the top.

Dishwasher

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