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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
6/16/2019
Job Category:
Hospitality
Line Cook - AM Breakfast Shift
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Kimpton Hotels | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

312 Chicago stands out as one of the city's favorite Italian restaurants, 20-years running. Our inviting atmosphere, extensive wine and cocktail program, and authentic Italian cuisine come together to create memorable meals in the heart of the Loop. Adjacent to Kimpton Hotel Allegro in Chicago's theater district, our bustling restaurant and bar showcase innovative takes on Northern Italian classics as devised by our Italian-born Chef Luca Corazzina.

What you get to do: Providing restaurant guests excellent food quality, consistency, reasonable prices, in an attractive environment, and with professional service. Responsibilities include managing the culinary functions to meet the food quality goals.

Your day-to-day:

* Creates and maintains a sound working relationship with all preparation personnel.
* Must be familiar with health requirements, OSHA regulations and Department of Labor regulations as they pertain to all kitchen and restaurant employees.
* Reports to the Executive Chef any maintenance or repairs needed.
* Prevents the spoiling and contamination of foods by enforcing proper sanitation practices and ensuring compliance with policy and health regulations.
* Know and complies consistently with our standard portion size, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
* Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period.
* Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
* Know and complies consistently with our standard portion size, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
* Complies with departmental policies as well as restaurant rules and regulations and policies set forth in the Employee Handbook and Management.
* The Line Cook will provide "excellent quality" and "presentation" of all food to the guests. The demonstration, preparation and execution of each menu item and the item specifications and presentation will be agreed upon.
* Proper guest service requires that the food is produced on a timely basis and that the servers are well educated regarding the menu.
* Maintain a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen facilities.
* It is the Line Cook's responsibilities to assist in the daily cleaning of the pantry, cooking line, prep kitchen, dish area, stairs, walk-in and downstairs prep area.

Specific experience we're seeking:

* Previous cooking experience in restaurant and/or culinary experience in a high volume, full service restaurant.
* Food handler certification
* Trained in knife skills and basic kitchen equipment.
* Ability to multi task under pressure and the ability to establish a positive rapport with many types of personalities.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: College degree and/or one to two years related experience and/or Culinary Program Curriculum; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other business departments, guests, and vendors. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or telephone. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

(Please note: management reserves the right to change, modify, and/or alter any of the duties listed above to meet business demands).

About Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton Hotels is a San Francisco-based company known for its collection of stylish independent lifestyle hotels that are coupled with fine chef-driven restaurants. Founded in 1981, the company currently operates 40 hotels and restaurants across the United States and Canada. Building upon Kimpton's signature elements of care, comfort, style, flavor and fun; the combination of unique design, outstanding service and an adjacent destination restaurant has proven a great success. Kimpton recently expanded its collection with two hotels in Miami, a resort in Phoenix, and The Muse in New York City.