First Cook (ref 5505)

Kelowna, BC Full-time $18.50/hour

If you are looking for a team that brings out the best in each other, a team that has fun and are proud of their work - we want to hear from you. The Four Points by Sheraton is currently looking to fill the role of First Cook.

We are on a bus route, with a stop just outside of the hotel. We also pickup our employees from the bus loop at UBCO! This position currently pays $18.50 per hour, plus discounts on Food & Beverage, Hotel stays, and Marina activities at our sister properties!

What we offer:

  • Employee discounts on accommodations, dining and marina at our sister properties (Hotel Eldorado, Manteo Resort and Eldorado Marina, and Hampton Inn & Suites Kelowna Airport).
  • World-wide accommodation and dining discounts with Marriott brands.
  • An excellent work environment, with a focus on staff recognition, teambuilding and an atmosphere of growth and development.
  • Internal growth and a culture of promotion from within. Supervisor and Management positions open to internal applicants for four hotels within Kelowna.

The role of the First Cook is the application of skills in various areas of line preparation (scratch cooking, finishing, plating and garnishing), prioritization of duties, the maintenance of quality standards, ensuring cleanliness of kitchen and pastry.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain professional kitchen appearance
  • Creation of daily features and expected to “hold” a station down
  • Communicate daily specials and requirements through front of house briefings
  • Complete mise en place in a timely manner ready for service
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness and maintenance of equipment
  • Notify the Chef immediately of any required repairs
  • Work effectively as part of the team to produce high quality food in a positive team environment
  • Observe health and safety practices at all times
  • Assists the Executive Chef, Sous Chefs and Chef de Partie’s
  • Prepare all aspects of the food production for Banquets according to hotel standards and sanitation practices.
  • Prepare food items for customers using a quality pre-determined method in a timely and consistent manner with the minimum of wastage possible.
  • Daily cleaning and inventory of walk in, storage and refrigerators for stock rotation and cleanliness.
  • Ensure all equipment in work area is properly cleaned after every use.
  • Report any equipment in need of repair to Chef immediately.
  • Logging Fridge Temperatures on a daily basis.
  • Train junior staff members on all kitchen practices and procedures
  • Input in menu development is a necessity
  • Checking quality and receiving food orders when senior chefs are not present
  • Perform other duties as necessary and assigned by Chef.
  • Daily log book communication

 Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2+ years in a Supervisory position at a hotel or restaurant
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid Food Safe certificate
  • Ability to work variable shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada with no restrictions

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