Restaurant Cook
The Hotel Salem
Salem, MA US
Posted ago
The Hotel Salem

Our busy restaurant is looking for a detail-oriented individual with exceptional time management abilities who are passionate about providing our clients with an exceptional dining experience. As our next line cook, you will be responsible for ensuring that every dish is cooked and presented following appropriate recipes, and presentation standards, and with accuracy for the guest order. We need an experienced cook who is comfortable with a variety of cooking techniques such as poaching, braising, roasting, charbroiling, sautéing, grilling, frying, and baking. Our ideal applicant is a team player who can successfully communicate with other kitchen staff to keep our restaurant running efficiently. If you have a friendly and energetic attitude with a passion for food, please apply today!

Responsibilities
  • Establish a system of food stations and stock them with all of the necessary ingredients for the shift
  • Grill, broil or saute menu items according to standard recipes and presentation specifications
  • Demonstrate professional and pleasant demeanor when interacting with visitors, vendors, and associates
  • Recognize and adhere to quality requirements for meats, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, as well as correct storage and waste management
  • Keep all workstations, counters, cooking equipment, and refrigerators clean and sanitary according to health and safety rules

  • Prepare food products and execute dishes meeting the standards of the Executive Chef, Hotel Management, and our guests, ensuring that food production is coordinated with meal hours so that the quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved
  • Ability to safely operate kitchen equipment including, but not limited to, ovens, stoves, dishwashers, slicers, steamers, mixers, and chef’s knives
  • Handle and communicate special orders and guest complaints in a professional manner. Have a basic understanding of food allergies and cross-contamination issues to ensure the safety of diners
  • Maintain food safety, workstation, and personal cleanliness and sanitation standards as required by the State Department of Health and Human Services and OSHA, as well as general maintenance and upkeep of kitchen equipment

Qualifications
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with customers and coworkers
  • Must be a hard worker with high attention to detail and have a strong work ethic
  • Educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent GED certificate
  • Must be able to meet all safety and sanitation requirements of kitchen equipment and food storage
  • Previous experience working in food service is preferred

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States of America
  • Previous experience as a line cook in a similar property, culinary school or completion of apprenticeship program preferred, or proven experience in higher volume and/or fine dining kitchens

Compensation
$18 - $24 hourly
About The Hotel Salem

The Hotel Salem is a vibrant and one-of-a-kind accommodation on the North Shore of Boston. This 44-room boutique Salem hotel is in the middle of the action on the bustling Essex Street pedestrian mall in the city center. Salem's only seasonal rooftop bar and restaurant offers delicious cocktails and unique tacos—all served with a view. 

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