Hotel Granduca

Lead Cook

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
# of Openings
1
Category
Culinary - Cooks

Overview

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 health and required regulations and maintaining the standards of LHW and 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.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Assist with training of all food preparation, timeliness of service and presentation of finished product
  • Ensure team adhere to proper hygiene and appearance standards in department 
  • Pay attention to detail and check dishes  for consistency in taste and presentation
  • Update Sous Chef and Executive Chef on all aspects of operation, including equipment, employee relatentions 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 timely 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

  • Maintain communicationwith Executive Chef to ensure the smooth operation of the department
  • Assist in other areas of department as required
  • Maintain compliance with all OSHA, Sanitation and other required regulations
  • 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

Qualifications

  • At least 4 years' related supervisory experience in a luxury or 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

  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Bilingual - Spanish - preferred
  • Ability to remain calm and maintain a cordial and pleasant demeanor during stressful situations or busy times
  • Ability to muti-task and assist the team as needed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Must be able to work required 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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