The Westin Nashville
  • 20-Sep-2017 to 30-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Culinary - Banquets
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Through vibrant design, unique programming and entertainment, the Westin Nashville provides an energetic atmosphere and unmatched service just steps away from the city's historic entertainment district.  Guests enjoy spectacular city views from every room or by relaxing in our two-story rooftop restaurant, bar and pool.  The lobby dining experience features live entertainment and is the social center of Music City drawing travelers and locals alike.

 

The Westin Nashville's success is a product of selecting individuals who share our values of Respect, Integrity, Passion for Excellence, Team Work and willingness to be positive contributors to our Community. 

 

What we believe and hold dear:

 

  • Guests come first. Obsess about every touch point.
  • Initiative and creativity are encouraged and rewarded. Study the book, then throw it out.
  • People and teams are empowered. Presume trust and be transparent
  • Actions speak louder than words. No airs or graces.
  • Hire the best, then get out of their way. Keep learning. Together, we'll go far

 

About the job:

 

Purpose:  To produce all orders required by business volume and supervisor, as quickly and efficiently as possible, and to produce the highest quality product. Also, to produce all orders on an a la carte basis and to prep for buffets, banquets, salad bars and hors d' oeuvres.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Open up each morning preparing and organizing the station and cooking all food necessary to start serving.
  2. Prepare all items for lunch; sauces, soups, buffet entrees, and switch over from breakfast to lunch at the assigned time.
  3. Rearrange the line and steam table to facilitate luncheon cooking and service.
  4. Prepare all orders as turned in by wait staff and ensures all orders cooked quickly and according to order; also ensures that food leaves the kitchen in peak condition.
  5. Learn menus, recipes, preparation, and presentation.
  6. Ensure that all food is stored in proper containers and at proper storage and holding temperatures.
  7. Cook only sufficient food in advance to cover expected business volume and to maintain quality.
  8. Prepare all food needed by other kitchen departments which is best prepared by this department.
  9. Prepare all food for next shift and for the following day as required and directed by Supervisor.
  10. Maintain the work area, including all counter tops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration in a clean and sanitary condition in accordance with state, county, and company health regulations and work safety regulations.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  1. Must be able to "prep" food products, using standardized food preparation techniques.
  2. Skillfully use hand tools or machines needed for work.  Measure, cut, or otherwise work on materials or objects with great precision.
  3. Use arithmetic or shop geometry to figure amounts of material needed, dimensions to be followed and cost of materials.
  4. Read recipes of items to be prepared.

Qualifications:  

Education

HS Diploma or equivalent

Experience

Minimum 3 months cooking experience at a full service restaurant or hotel.

What the Westin Nashville Offers:

Besides being able to work with and learn from some of the best in the business, Westin Nashville has competitive compensation and benefits as well as a wide variety of perks.

  • Our medical plans feature unheard of $500 deductibles, along with dental and vision coverage. We offer Life Insurance, for you, your spouse and child.  In addition - Long and Short Term Disability and AD&D insurance. Coverage comes complete with access to a 24/7 nurse line.
  • You start earning paid time off (PTO) on Day 1.
  • Speaking of time off, your vacation budget can go farther. We offer the widely popular Marriott hotel room and food and beverage discounts.  That means very low rates at hotels almost everywhere you go.  We have other discounts too on everything from movie tickets, to Costco and gym memberships, shows, sporting events, Disney World, even car buying.
  • Parking for Westin Nashville Team Members is easy and available next to the hotel.  We subsidize the cost so it's very affordable.  Prefer to ride than drive? We'll support you by helping defray your monthly Public Transportation costs.
  • We provide you a uniform and clean it at no charge.
  • We have our own team member dining room offering complimentary (yes, free) meals.
  • You will become eligible for our 401k retirement savings plan after just six months, and we offer a company match on your contributions.
  • Our expanded Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes help and support on everything from legal advice, financial planning, to elder care questions.
  • As Community is one of our values, we encourage our team members to take part and give back to the community both individually, and through our various outreach activities throughout the year.
  • We'll train you, keep you challenged, and growing and developing personally.  Our hotel is filled with people who started out wanting a job, but found a career.

 The Westin Nashville is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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