Cook II - Full Time ~ Banquets at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa Chandler, AZ

Chandler, AZ
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Cook II - Full Time ~ Banquets at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. owns, manages and franchises some of the most well-known brands in the industry. We are proud of who we are and happy to share some of those details with you. We are relatively young company; however we have a history full of stories of growth, innovation, and triumph. We are fortunate enough to have a rich history from each of our unique brands, and are proud of the heritage they represent. Starwood Hotels & Resorts brings together some of the strongest and most well-recognized brands in the hospitality industry. Each brand offers a distinctive experience to guests and presents a unique opportunity for associates: Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, W Hotels, the Luxury Collection, Le Meridien, element, Aloft, Westin Hotels & Resorts and St Regis Hotels & Resorts - these are Starwood Hotels & Resorts. We have a well thought-out business philosophy that has served us well in the past, and the future looks bright as our company improves and grows. The Company is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Location The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a 500-room resort designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Communitys heritage and culture. Conveniently located 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on the Gila River Indian Community, the resort offers guests a full recreational, cultural and inspirational experience. The architecture, art and legends of the Pima and Maricopa tribes are celebrated in every detail imaginable, indoors and out. Located in the Sonoran Desert on an expanse of rugged Arizona landscape where ancient vistas, mountains and roaming wild horses remain untouched, this unique resort includes 36-holes of championship Troon(R) Golf, Arizonas only spa located on a Native American reservation, Forbes Four-Star Aji spa, featuring Native American-inspired treatments and Koli, an onsite equestrian center. A true destination resort, the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse pass offers four restaurants including the signature restaurant Kai, meaning Seed in Pima, which is the only AAA Five Diamond/Forbes Five Star dining experience in Arizona.. Guest can also enjoy the many swimming pools with cascading waterfalls, a waterslide designed after the ancient Casa Grande Ruins, or a boat cruise on the Gila River to nearby attractions. Department Banquets Job Description Cook II ~ Banquets Hourly Wage / Non-Exempt / Full Time We are searching for Cooks for Banquets. Each Cook's goal, regardless of their skill level, is to ensure that our guests - both internal and external - enjoy their dining experience on property. The ideal candidates will have a strong desire to work in the kitchen and be part of a fast paced and hard-working team. Cook candidates should also display a genuine desire to learn the culinary field. Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays required. Some overnight shifts may be available. Strong communication skills necessary for success within our business. Previous experience working in a hotel, resort, restaurant, convention center, country club, or other full service operation strongly preferred. We will consider all levels of culinary skill and ability - The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa offers great opportunity for growth and development if one's performance and productivity consistently shine. If you want to part of a dedicated and proud culinary team, then look no further - this is it! If you are currently a Starwood Hotels & Resorts Associate, and you want your journey to continue, then please visit your Human Resources Department to obtain the necessary transfer paperwork. Once completed, please apply through StarwoodOne. Requirements Essential Functions: 60' - Prep, produce and maintain all banquet food items according to standard recipes. This requires transportation of heavy food products. 20' - Ensure the proper storage of fresh produce, control to maintain quality product. 10' - Visually inspect, select and use only the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats and other food products in banquets. 10' - Keep all refrigeration, storage and working areas in clean condition to comply with health regulations & ASI standards. OTHERS: Regular attendance in conformance with the standards is essential to successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action. Due to the cyclical of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business of the hotel. Attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required. SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS: In addition to performance, this position may require to perform a combination of the supportive functions, the percentage of time performing each function to solely determined by manager upon the particular requirements of the hotel: Perform any general cleaning tasks using standard hotel cleaning products as assigned to adhere to health standards. Perform other duties as requested, such as clean up, executing special guest requests and cross-training. Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must possess basic computational ability. Must possess basic knowledge of recipe preparation and creativity. Good working knowledge of the fundamentals of cold and hot food preparation. Good working knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation. Basic mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements, requisition amounts and portion sizes. Physical Demands: Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10&176;F) and kitchens (+110&176;F), possibly more than 6 hours. Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 6 hours in length. Must have the ability to bend, squat and lift up to 50lbs. On a regular and continuing basis. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. On a regular basis. Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other locations of the hotel on a timely basis. Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees. Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception. Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment. Educational/Experience/License/Certificate Requirements: High School or equivalent education required. Culinary or apprenticeship program preferred. Banquet food preparation experience preferred. Minimum 2 years. Ability to obtain and/or maintain any government required licenses, certificates or permits. Grooming Standards Specific to the Position: Uniform (summer) Same Uniform (winter) Same Footwear/Tee Shirts Black leather work shoes. Grease and slip p