TITLE: Seasons Buffet and Banquet Lead Cook
QUALIFIES FOR JOB-SPECIFIC INCENTIVE PROGRAM: BONUS PAY after 30 days=$25, 90 days=$50, and 180 days=$75
DEPARTMENT: Kitchen / Food and Beverage
REPORTS TO: Banquet Sous Chef/Executive Chef
SUPERVISES: Kitchen Buffet and Banquet Staff
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE: Experience with buffet food and banquets cooking.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Competent at all stations of the buffet. 2. Able and willing to work any and all stations in the buffet (front and back of the house). 3. Takes responsibility for all food produced by the buffet and banquet kitchen. 4. Trains all new cooks at any and all stations as needed. 5. Preparation of food for banquet menus. 6. Banquet food plating and presentation. 7. Take direction from the Buffet and Banquet Chef and the Executive Chef. 8. Responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen. 9. Will assume a leadership role in the kitchen. 10. Will keep all Buffet and Banquet staff motivated and busy. 11. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 12. Regular attendance necessary. 13. Regular punctuality necessary. 14. Available and willing to work any changes in hours on the schedule at anytime during employment.
TEAM MEMBER TRAITS: 1. Willing to embrace change – Not resistant or afraid of change. Responsive and adaptable to situations and/or circumstances that are different from the day to day routine. 2. Can take time to connect with guests and fellow team members - Quickly build rapport and establish personal relationships with Guests and Team Members. Fits in with the department and is considerate toward others and promotes an atmosphere of team work. 3. Be happy with yourself - Have a positive outlook with your job, your guests, and yourself. Feel good about yourself and the contributions you make to the Company. 4. Think quality - Provide a high level of service; maintain high standards and work hard to get it right the first time. Identify possible difficulties and present solutions. 5. Be a positive representative for Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel at All Times – Be upbeat, cheerful and smile during all interaction with Guests, Vendors, Business Partners and Team Members. Wear uniforms to specification and adhere to appearance standards during shift. 6. Redefine the concept of team – Break down the barriers between departments and get involved. 7. Think outside of your comfort zone – Live outside of your comfort zone. Make decisions. Move forward. Understand that doing things differently is scary, but necessary to grow. Accept challenging opportunities. 8. Over communicate – Maintains open lines of communication. Speaks confidently and fluently. Talks at the correct pace and level. Is understandable. Holds others’ attention when speaking. Elicits necessary information to fully understand the needs, problems, and motives of customers.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Present oneself as a credit to Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel and encourage others to do so also.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES: 1. Organized and efficient. 2. Excellent knife skills. 3. Able to work with very little supervision. 4. Able to meet multiple deadlines. 5. Self-motivated. 6. Strong culinary knowledge. 7. Strong skill levels at all cooking stations and knife handling. 8. Good teaching skills. 9. Excellent knowledge and usage of sanitation practices.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Handle stressful situations. 2. Able to stand for long periods of time. 3. Able to tolerate heat. 4. Good coordination.
DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).