Cook, Bayview Cafe (Seasonal)

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Cook, Bayview Café (Seasonal) 
Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. Your passion for managing food preparation as the Executive Chef will inspire your team to create truly spectacular fare. 
 
Hotel Overview:  

Born of a golden era, the history of the Claremont dates back to the early days of the Gold Rush, when a Kansas farmer by the name of Bill Thornburg "struck it rich".  The Claremont boasts an award winning Spa & the Club at the Claremont.

 
Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Sous Chef, Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to:
 
  • Provide warm, sincere and engaging service that follows the service essentials, ensuring Guests feel valued
  • Treat each and every Guest as a unique individual, personalizing the interaction(s) with thoughtful and personal touches
  • Resolve Guest problems and never say “no” without offering an alternative.  OWN the follow-up to ensure the problem is resolved, and be that guest’s point of contact
  • Be an ambassador for the Brand, Hotel, Community and Colleagues
  • Be guided by and always exhibit Fairmont core values; respect, integrity, teamwork, accountability & Excellence
  • Be aware of, support and ensure all health and safety policies, environmental policies & evacuation procedures including updates are adhered to
  • Follow and deliver all Leading Quality Assurance Standards for your position while supporting the FOH manager
  • Actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions in daily shift briefings
  • Ensure a safe, clean hotel at all times and take ownership for your area
  • Adhere to grooming policies to ensure a professional appearance is always maintained
  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow Colleagues and Leaders
  • Ensure the consistency in the preparation of all food items for a la carte according to hotel recipes and standards
  • Ensure all kitchen Colleagues are aware of standards and expectations
  • Provide extensive hands on training for all new and transferred colleagues
  • Ensure the Cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils & equipment
  • Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards, recipes and specifications set forth
  • Follow all safety and Sanitation policies when handling food and beverage
  • Liaise daily with Sous Chefs to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback
  • Continually strive to improve food preparation and presentations
  • Maintain proper rotation of product to minimize wastage/spoilage
  • Have full knowledge of  and effectively execute all menu items, daily features and promotions
  • Maintain productivity throughout entire shift and foster a sense of team work and cohesiveness
  • Works closely the Sous Chefs in menu creation and overall guest experience improvement efforts
  • Maintains a safe work environment and is responsible to complete the Weekly Preventative Maintenance Checklist
  • Training and developing kitchen employees and ensuring that ongoing training opportunities are communicated to the Sous Chef an addressed with the colleague
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • 2-3 years previous Cook experience in a high volume, fast-paced restaurant

  • Upscale Dining an asset

  • Diploma/Certification in Culinary Arts discipline required or proven related industry experience

  • Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labor and wastage to meet the food quality goals and hotel’s financial goals

  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

  • Maintain the standards of excellence by leading and practicing the same at all times

  • Ensure consistency and efficiency of products orders for the restaurant to support hotel food costs budgets as well as engaging guest service

  • Constantly monitor food storage areas and refrigerators to ensure food spoilage is kept to a minimum. All incidents of food wastage are to be reported and corrective action taken immediately with those influencing the area

  • Follow proper food rotation, storage, labeling and dating practices

  • Work closely with all Culinary colleagues to ensure that insufficient or excessive food production is managed to reduce costs

  • Highly responsible & reliable

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team

  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

  • Must be able to work flexible shifts

  • Successful completion of Fairmont Training programs or such as Orientation

  • Current First Aid and Serve Safe training an asset

 
Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): 
  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift, must be able to stand for long periods of time (for up to 8 hours) 

  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs

  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

  • Must adhere to FH&R policies including Grooming, Workplace Harassment and Code of Ethics 

Visa Requirements:
Must have proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
 
All Candidates must be in possession of identification proving authorization to work in the United States as defined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
This Position does not offer sponsorship of Work Visas. Resumes submitted that cannot fulfill these requirements will not be considered.
The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EOE/M/F/V/D
 
APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!
 
ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

               

Requirements

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Job type
Fulltime job
Location
Claremont Hills, Berkeley, CA, United States
Department
Other
Starting in
As soon as possible

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