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Banquet Chef

Company: The Westin Nashville
Location: Nashville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEW: As the Banquet Chef, you will oversee the Banquet Kitchen and the food and beverage preparation for the functions scheduled in the property. You will be responsible for ensuring that all hotel standards of preparation, quality, consistency and presentation of food are met. Your experience in large banquets and/or catering operations, especially in supervising roles, will allow you to easily handle management duties such as training and supervising Banquet Cooks, monitoring and maintaining inventory, creating and/or approving daily food and supply requisitions, and ensuring that all sanitation and safety policies and procedures are being followed. Your knack for excellent service and your strong communication skills will help you maintain the highest level of both employee and guest relations while providing an excellent experience every time. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Responsible for writing transfers and food requisitions which are overseen by the Purchasing Manager and Executive Sous Chef.Prepare, together with assigned cooks, food items designated by the Executive Chef according to the property's standard recipes and policies.Promote teamwork between kitchens.Consult with the Executive Sous Chef on daily and weekly banquet forecast and special functions.Consult with cooks on duty, regarding mise en place and the food requisitioning for upcoming functions.Responsible for the care and cleanliness of all kitchen equipment.Place order with Stewarding Department for the plates, silver, mobile equipment, etc. needed for each function.Supervise and train staff.Ensure that banquet functions are properly broken down and that reusable items are returned to the main kitchen and reutilized properly.Check walk-in for leftover food items to ensure their proper rotation and usage.Complete all food transfers and deliver to the Purchasing Manager.Report irregularities and defects in equipment and machinery to the Engineering department, as well as the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef.Ensure that the kitchen is clean and that all food items are properly covered and stored at the end of shift.Develop and maintain positive working relationships; support team to reach common goals; listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of employees. Comply with quality assurance standards. Follow company and department policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional; maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets. Follow property specific procedures for handling emergency situations (e.g., evacuations, medical emergencies, natural disasters).Stand, sit, or walk for extended periods of time.Have access to reliable transportation and follow attendance policy. ADDITIONAL POSITION DUTIES:Respond to any reasonable task assigned by Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef.Assist in other areas of the kitchen as needed.Develop and maintain ongoing education programs for sanitation and safety.Notify Loss Prevention/Security of any reports of theft.All other duties as assigned. PI177829281

Keywords: The Westin Nashville, Nashville , Banquet Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Nashville, Tennessee

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