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Banquet Cook

Company: Boise Centre
Location: Boise
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Banquet Cook prepares large quantities of food for banquets and events. Assisting with all kitchen functions, the Banquet Cook ensures food is presented in a professional manner and the highest quality. Reporting to the Executive Sous Chef, the Banquet Cook is an essential team player to provide our guests with unforgettable experiences. OUR PURPOSE: As Idaho's premier event venue, our mission is to WOW our guests with unforgettable experiences. Our team of passionate, creative professionals are devoted to excellence in food, service, amenities, and venue management. WHAT IS BOISE CENTRE? Boise Centre opened in 1990 and is Idaho's largest convention, meeting, and tradeshow facility. Located in vibrant downtown Boise adjacent to the Grove Plaza. Featuring, 86,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. The convention center hosts more than 220 diverse events each year, bringing over 125,000 guests through our doors. WHY WORK AT BOISE CENTRE?

  • Part-time schedule with the potential for a full-time position in the future
  • State-of-the-art kitchen equipment
  • Opportunities to grow within Boise Centre
  • Ability to cross train with other departments at Boise Centre
  • Employee assistance program
  • Complimentary meals provided to the employee while working events (with meal service)
  • Phenomenal team atmosphere and professional culture, WOWgisitics! WAGE:
    • Starting at $17.25-19.50/hour depending on experience WHAT DO BANQUET COOKS DO?
      • Prepares ingredients and monitors food by following standardized recipes to ensure food quality
      • Sets up and maintains a sanitized workstation with ingredients, cooking utensils, and equipment to ensure equipment is clean, sanitized, and maintained
      • Evaluates prepared food for presentation, including flavor, appearance, and temperature
      • Ensures all food that exits the kitchen is presented in a professional and creative manner
      • Assists with inventory management, food rotation and provides input to the quality of products used
      • Assists with training staff on basic culinary techniques to produce quality food
      • Keeps current with culinary and seasonal trends, service, and presentation styles
      • Practices food safety and sanitation in accordance with Boise Centre Standards, Local, State, and Federal laws Please submit a resume, a cover letter is recommended. Requirements:
        • A minimum of two years culinary and/or baking experience, required
        • Must be willing to complete Idaho Food Handlers Permit (free online at ), or already possess a ServSafe certification
        • Knowledge of basic kitchen functions, temperature control and baking
        • Skilled in using a knife and understand knife techniques and safety
        • Ability to work in a high-stress, high-volume work environment with the team
        • Provides timely and thorough customer service to internal and external customers
        • Interacts professionally and effectively with others
        • Regular and reliable work attendance at scheduled time on-site PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
          • Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, safely operate equipment and exposure to food grade chemicals, and withstand hot steamy room for long periods of time
          • Good peripheral vision and dexterous with both hands
          • Frequently will: stand and walk for long periods of time; bend, stoop, kneel, and twist; reach and use of ladders, stools, and stairs; lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds
          • May be exposed to moderate noise levels Must be willing to work outside of normal business hours, long hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays PI187036417

Keywords: Boise Centre, Boise , Banquet Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Boise, Idaho

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