Banquet Prep Cook
Property Name
Mercat a la Planxa
Job Title 
Banquet Prep Cook
Position Type: 
 
Location: 
Illinois-Chicago
Company Name: 
City: 
Chicago
Work Permit: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position: 
No

With critically acclaimed restaurants across the country, Sage Restaurant Group creates dining experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix and our guests are hungry for life.

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Req # 3091BR

Job Title Banquet Prep Cook

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name Mercat a la Planxa

City Chicago

State IL

Why Us In a city filled with icons, the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is a landmark destination with an epic past, contemporary luxury and one very impressive art collection. Our Michigan Avenue hotel encompasses 23 stories of Classic Revival Beaux-Arts architecture overlooking Grant Park/Millennium Park, with unobstructed views of Chicago’s nearby lakefront. Unwind in one of our 332 individually-designed guest rooms or suites. Explore the flavors of Catalonia at our award-winning restaurant, and walk in the footsteps of presidents, sports legends, movie stars and the notorious figures who once made The Blackstone their Chicago address of choice. The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago is more than a just hotel, it’s an unforgettable Chicago experience.

Posting Overview

To ensure proper service from the front line through quality control, training of line cooks and ensure proper sanitation levels.

Requirements

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Compassion

Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires an ability to work as a team member and an ability to communicate with kitchen staff.

Abilities

Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: Position regularly involves lifting food cases and metros weighing up to 70 lbs. Items include food, small equipment -75% of the time. Periodic climbing required. Bending of the knees does become necessary when using the lower oven for cooking, 5-10 times a day. Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel 30-50 feet on a regular basis throughout the day. Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting, usually all day. Must have moderate hearing to hear equipment timers and communicate with other staff. Must have excellent vision to see that product is prepared appropriately. Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests. Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent.

Experience

Experience required by position is from one to two full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Material/Equipment Used

Chemicals/Agents: grease strip, bleach, grease cutter, Lime Away.

Protective Clothing: hair restraint/hat, gloves, apron, safety shoes - approximately 100% of 8 hour shift.

Deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron, flat top grill.

Environment

Inside 95% of 8 hours. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees. On the front line, temperatures can be over 100 degrees.

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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