The Westin Nashville
  • 01-Sep-2017 to 31-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Culinary - DD/IRD
  • 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 use knowledge of a la carte cooking and act as line leader, giving directions to others on production line.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Use knowledge of a la carte cooking, meat temperatures and presentation to create a finished product that is consistent with dinner entrees and gourmet dining.
  2. Prepare all orders turned in by wait staff, ensuring that all orders are cooked quickly and according to order.
  3. Ensure that food leaves kitchen in peak condition.
  4. To produce all sauces and compounds and cook all food in the appropriate manner such as poaching, saut, etc.
  5. Prep food products using standard food preparation techniques.
  6. Learn menus, recipes, preparation and presentation.
  7. Ensure that all food is stored in proper containers and at proper storage and holding temperatures.
  8. Prepare food needed by other kitchen departments, which is best prepared by this department; and prepare all food for the next shift and for the following day as required and directed by Supervisor.
  9. Maintains 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.
  10. If functioning in a lead capacity: (a) take responsibility for assigned employees in absence of Supervisor, (b) assigns work, and ensures proper performance of assigned employees.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  1. Skillfully use hand tools or machines to prepare food
  2. Read recipes of item to be prepared, picture what the finished product will look like, and accept responsibility for accuracy of the work as it is turned out.
  3. Use arithmetic to figure amounts of product needed; measure ingredients with precision.

Qualifications:  

Education

HS Diploma or equivalent

Experience

Minimum 6 months experience as line cook and 3 months as pantry/prep cook; OR equivalent combination.

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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