Do you see yourself as a Restaurant Cook? What''s your passion? Whether you''re into football, fashion or flamingos at IHG we''re interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we''re looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team. An American institution, the Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation''s capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts. With a rich historic legacy, the Willard is the Washington D.C. hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world''s business, cultural, social and political sectors. The hotel''s 335 well appointed large guestrooms include 41 elegant suites. Dining options include the Cafe du Parc, a popular French bistro with seasonal outdoor seating, and the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, the classic Round Robin Bar and 24 hour Private In-Room Dining. There is over 20,000 square feet of Conference and Banquet space and the hotel hosts events ranging from intimate meetings to luxurious weddings. The Willard InterContinental combines heritage, sustainability and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology. In this role you will prepare and cook orders for daily operations while you advise supervisor of low inventory items; assists in receiving items and taking inventory as required. You will maintain a clean, neat and well-organized work area, including but not limited to reach-ins, walk-ins and counters and may assist by performing other kitchen duties as needed.
Your day to day
JOB OVERVIEWPrepare meals in accordance with portion and quality standards specified in recipes. Control food usage to minimize waste. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESFINANCIAL RETURNS● Advise supervisor of low inventory items; assists in receiving items and taking inventory as required.PEOPLE● Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Key departmental contacts include Sales and Marketing, Catering, Banquets, Outlets, Maintenance, and Guest Services. May occasionally interact directly with guests.GUEST EXPERIENCE● Maintain a clean, neat and well-organized work area, including but not limited to reach-ins, walk-ins and counters. Reports all unsafe or malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS:● May assist by performing ware washer or other kitchen duties as needed.● Prepare and cook orders for daily operations.● Maintain sanitation and cleanliness standards in the kitchen area that meet or exceed the state and local Health Board inspection and Holiday Inn requirements.● May assist with other duties as assigned.
What we need from you
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTSBasic reading, writing and math skills. Some food preparation experience or training preferred.This job requires ability to perform the following:● Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds● Standing up and moving about the kitchen● Handling food, objects, products and utensils● Bending, stooping, kneelingOther:● Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with the other cooks, wait staff and supervisors.● Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when preparing meals from a recipe, when assisting in the scheduling of the kitchen staff, or when monitoring inventory.● Mathematical skills, including basic math, percentages, quantities, and variances are used frequently.● Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card as required by local or state government agency.● May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
What we offer
We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including a uniform, great room discount and superb training. Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.IHG is an equal opportunity employer Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans
- Job type
- Washington, DC, United States
- Starting in
- As soon as possible
- Duration of the contract