Banquet Cook

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
King of Prussia, PA

Posted May 12, 2022

Banquet Cook

The Cook is responsible for cost effective preparation of quality food in safe and efficient compliance with proper food preparation and handling, policies and procedures, brand standards, and federal, state and local regulations. Promptly reports emergencies, accidents, injuries, missing articles, damage, engineering items and safety hazards to management. Reports any deviations from policies, procedures, brand standards and regulations to management.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Consistent safe and sanitary food storage, preparation and cooking.
  • Monitor and control maintenance/sanitation of the kitchen and equipment.
  • Adherence to all safety protocols including handling and transportation of foods and knife work.
  • Recognize and follow quality standards for meats, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and grains, including proper storage of these items.
  • Effective utilization of leftovers and control of waste.
  • Understand and ability to properly use seasonings for a range of culturally diverse foods.
  • Knowledge of common food allergens and their substitutes.
  • Cook using a repertoire of cooking methods including poaching, braising, roasting, charbroiling, sautéing, grilling, frying, and baking.
  • Produce from scratch menu quality food in appropriate portion size, cut and quantity.
  • Acknowledge any special requests and prepare the menu item accordingly
  • Attend department meetings as scheduled.
  • Consistent professional and positive attitude and actions when communicating with guests, vendors and associates.
  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned. Participate in task forces and committees as requested.
  • Any other tasks/duties as requested by management.

Qualifications


The Company may consider an equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below. 


Education and Experience

  • High school education plus schooling in culinary arts or related major.
  • two or more years of related experience as Banquet Cook
  • Familiarity with hospitality industry practices preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to understand and provide friendly guest service.
  • Ability to understand and comply with proper food preparation, cooking, handling and storage.
  • Ability to understand and comply with kitchen sanitation, safety and equipment usage.
  • Ability to compile facts/figures in a timely manner, identify and investigate issues, and resolve basic matters.
  • Ability to operate a phone and other office equipment.
  • Attention to details with good organizational and efficient time management skills.
  • Consistent professional attitude and behavior with effective listening and communication skills.
  • Ability to satisfy the legal requirements for employment within the jurisdiction.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort


Physical work is a primary part of job. Work is normally performed in an interior hotel environment with equipment and machines. The work involves exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, dirt, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. The exposure to hazards or physical risks requires following basic safety precautions and use of applicable protective equipment. Physical requirements include extended standing and walking, climbing, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, kneeling and lifting up to 50 lbs. While performing job duties, the associate is required to speak, listen and write. The job requires close vision with or without corrective lenses. 


Notice


Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. This employer participates in E-Verify.
This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, If necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. 
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Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel

180 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

Travel confidently to Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel and know you'll have all the resources you need for a refreshing, productive stay. Enjoy our hotel's spacious accommodations and top amenities, including a signature Sheraton Fitness Center, a swimming pool and whirlpool and a complimentary shuttle to local points of interest. Don't miss having a meal at Ralph's of South Philly, the contemporary sister restaurant to the iconic Ralph's, the country's oldest Italian restaurant, or unwinding in front of our courtyard fire pit.