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Banquet Chef - The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Cedar Rapids, IA

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The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is seeking a Banquet Chef.  The Chef will direct the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. Plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.   Participate in cooking.  The Chef serves as a Mentor. The Mentor is responsible for supervising the learning experiences of students in all areas of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, The Kirkwood Center for Hospitality Arts and The Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
·Check the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
·Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
·Check the quantity and quality of received products.
·Order or requisition food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
·Supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation while meeting designated payroll costs.
·Responsible for banquet organization to reach goals of fast and efficient functionality of service.
·Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
·Determine how food should be presented and create decorative food displays.
·Instruct cooks and other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food.
·Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients while meeting food /labor cost goals.
·Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes and menus, taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and the likely number of customers.
·Instruct, as Adjunct Faculty, one course within The Hospitality Arts Program each academic year, as part of the staff-member’s standard compensation package.  Staff-members will also be permitted to instruct, as Adjunct Faculty, a maximum of twice per academic year, at the request of the staff member and with the permission of both The Hotel General Manager and The Chair of the Hospitality Arts Program.  Any such additional course taught will be compensated at prevailing rates for Adjunct Faculty, who are also full-time, exempt employees of the College.
·Regular and consistent attendance at work.
·Perform other related work duties as assigned.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
·Commensurate with experience and education, pay band starts at $50,245
·Kirkwood has an excellent benefits package including single coverage medical, dental, and vision insurance paid in full, flex dollars to help pay for family coverage, choice of retirement plans, tuition discounts and reimbursement, and a generous leave plan.

To review the full job description and apply online, please visit http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=18761&pos_id=1486 . Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of a criminal background check. Kirkwood welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds perspectives, and experiences as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. AA/EEO employer.

Posted 04/21/17

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