Cook - Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
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The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center is located on the University of Pittsburgh campus, in the heart of Oakland. It is several blocks from Carnegie Mellon University as well as several UPMC hospitals. This 251 room hotel offers a full-service restaurant and lounge, 7,333-sq foot of meeting space, and an indoor heated pool. Nearby attractions include Heinz Field, Consol Energy Center, PNC Park, Kennywood Park, Sandcastle Waterpark, the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, and Point State Park. Our employees enjoy free parking, a free meal when working, and discounted hotel rooms throughout the company. We are less than a block away from public transportation. The Cook is responsible for preparing all food items, based on standardized recipes, for the Restaurants, Room Service, Employee Cafeteria and Banquets, while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen and work areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio. Fundamental Requirements: Have thorough knowledge of menus and the preparation required, according to hotel standards. Maintain cleanliness and organization of all storage areas. Complete necessary food and station preparation prior to the opening of the restaurant in order to ensure that guests are served promptly and efficiently during the Restaurant and Room Service operating hours. Prepare and display buffet food items according to the hotel standards. Proficiency in the following cooking techniques: charbroiling, poaching, deep-frying, sauté, braising, roasting and par-cooking. Recognize quality standards in fresh vegetables, fish, and dairy and meat products. Knowledge of herbs and spices and proper use of each. Maintain clean and sanitary environment with knowledge of proper handling, storage, and sanitation. Prepare food for Banquets, ad required, following specifications on Banquet Event Orders. Prepare and service food for the Employee Cafeteria as specified by the Chef or Kitchen Supervisor. Prepare all foods following hotel standard recipes. Preparation of specials will be under the direction of the Chef or Kitchen Supervisor. Breakdown buffets and kitchen line, storing food and equipment properly at the end of each meal period. Work banquet food station as scheduled by the Chef or Kitchen Supervisor. Know the location and operation of all fire extinguishing equipment. Practice safe work habits at all times to avoid possible injury to self or other employees. Use Production Charts as specified by hotel's standards. Be able to support any position in the Kitchen that is in need of help. Follow all Health Department and Company regulations in regards to food and storage standards and safety. Be able to operate and maintain cleanliness of all kitchen equipment. Maintain a "Clean As You Go" policy. Assist in storage and rotation of food items according to hotel procedures.