Cook

at Epicurean Hotel

Tampa, FL

Posted on Dec. 7, 2017


Full Time


$16,000.00– $31,000.00 Annually

We’re looking for enthusiastic, fun, and energetic individuals who take the work seriously, but not themselves. Our culture reflects an entrepreneurial spirit: work hard/play hard, see the possible in the impossible, and take risks without fear of failure.

Please, though, bring your ‘A’ game because expectations are high and this is the big time. We’re looking to build a company and you’re looking to build a career. Let’s see if we’re a fit. We hope so.

The Cook will be responsible for preparing the kitchen with a multitude of tasks to include the day to day preparation of the meals within all the F&B outlets and to continually uphold the standards in accordance to the Autograph Collection standards under the franchise of Mainsail Lodging & Development.

Education requirements• High School diploma or equivalent or higher

Experience requirements• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a restaurant
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

QualificationsPhysical Demands
• Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
• Ability to communicate clearly
• Corrected vision to normal range
• Ability to use knives and kitchen machinery safely and effectively
• Ability to lift 20 lbs.
• Ability to work long hours as needed

Responsibilities• Prep ingredients daily for any upcoming specials and the regular menu
• Assist the Executive and Sous Chefs with any recipes for each day
• Understand the recipes for the restaurant and able to prepare dishes to standard on a consistent basis
• Maintain a clean environment - general cleaning to include equipment, floors, walls, coolers, and freezers
• Maintain inventory and inform chef when new items need to be ordered prior to them running out
• Dishwashing - all Epicurean kitchen team members wash dishes
• Return pots and pans to the dish area for cleaning
• Maintain a professional, presentable uniform and personal grooming
• Able to effectively communicate with the team on a daily basis
• Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel / restaurant
• Follow SafeStaff sanitary compliance throughout every area working in the kitchen
• Basic vegetable prep to include peeling, slicing, dicing, and portioning
• Basic sauce prep to include stocks, salad dressings, and vinaigrettes
• Minor butchering - processing whole poultry and fish
• Line cooking - working with other cooks under the supervision of the chef
• Plating dishes - presenting food for guest to the chef’s specifications
• Ability to understand kitchen orders
• Ability to work efficiently
• Ability to perform all functions in the kitchen
• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to work long hours standing over hot stoves and grills
• Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment
• Knowledge of different cooking recipes and all kitchen equipment
• Able to make great quality food
• Follow all safety procedures to include knife safety
• Restock clean dishes, flatware and all cooking equipment to the appropriate storage areas
• Maintain the kitchen work area in an orderly and clean condition
• Follow proper hand washing procedures
• Assist with plate up dinners
• Stock supplies for the kitchen in specified locations
• Sort and remove trash and clean the garbage cans / whales daily
• Maintain trash area and place in proper area for pickup
• Assist with loading and unloading of food deliveries and supplies

SkillsMental Demands
• Make sound judgments quickly
• Ability to work with others in a high demand kitchen
• Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
• Able to work independently, take direction and provide direction to others
• Manage differing personalities within the kitchen, the hotel and the community
• Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
• Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
• Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary


Work hours• Varied work hours

Mainsail Lodging & Development is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is Mainsail’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal state and/or local law. Mainsail Lodging & Development maintains a drug-free workplace.

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