Hotel Granduca

Lead Cook

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Culinary - Cooks



Hotel Granduca Houston is the first jewel in the crown of the Granduca Hotels hospitality group. A leader in luxury hotels, Granduca Houston is the only hotel in Houston that has the honor of being a part of the Leading Hotels of the World.  Located in the heart of Uptown/Galleria area, our unique hotel is reminiscent of a private Italian villa, consisting of 122 spacious rooms and luxury suites, a well equipped fitness center and an outdoor pool. Relax with friends and enjoy the live music in our exotic Bar Malatesta or experience the delectable cuisine in Ristorante Cavour, one of Houston's most renowned fine dining restaurants.


The Lead Cook is responsible for assisting the Executive Chef and Sous Chef in creating a culinary experience that is unsurpassed, while adhering to regulations and maintaining the standards of Granduca Hotel.


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.





  • Assist and support line staff and maintain communication between the management and culinary team
  • Follow recipes, focus on presentation and taste of dishes according to Hotel Granduca standards
  • Check the quality of raw materials in assigned areas, as well as storage, handling and usage
  • Conduct training on all food preparations, hygiene and appearance standards in department
  • Update Sous Chef and Executive Chef on all aspects of operation, including equipment, employee relations and conflict resolution
  • Assist in developing new dishes and recipes by keeping up with the latest market trends
  • Conduct daily audit checks of all refrigerators and freezers for proper functioning and cleanliness
  • Assist with preparation of menu items for all outlet areas including Banquets
  • Maintain a professional, neat and organized appearance according to Hotel Granduca standards

  • Provide warm, engaging and personalized service

  • Assist in other areas of department as required
  • Ensure compliance with all OSHA, Sanitation and other required regulations
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Maintain on-going training with team to ensure warm and engaging service, and the ability to anticipate our guests’ every need with care and thoughtfulness

  • Ensure a safe work environment, immediately reporting improper safety practices and work related injuries  
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • At least 4 years' related supervisory experience in a full service hotel or upscale dining facility
  • Must possess valid Food Handler's certificate 

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must possess clear, concise communication skills and be able to follow verbal and written instructions

  • Ability to remain calm and maintain a cordial and pleasant demeanor during busy times
  • Must be able to muti-task and assist the team as needed
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain any government required licenses, certificates or permits

  • Must be able to work flexible schedules, including evenings, weekends and holidays

Hotel Granduca is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 



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