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Benchmark Cook - Banquet- Lanier Islands in United States

Come be a part of something bigger!

Benchmark | Pyramid is a strong believer in offering our employees Work-Life Effectiveness through, practices, policies, and programs to help our employees achieve success at both work and home. Here are just some of the great benefits we offer:

  • Full Time employees have access to Medical and Dental insurance to fit your needs

  • Benchmark University (You can grow both personally and professionally through on-line webinars and self-study courses)

  • 401K match (Let us help you build your financial future)

  • Companywide Hotel Room Discounts (Who doesn’t love to get away)

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you)

  • Employee family events (bring the kids!)

  • Partnerships and discounts with major retailers such as AT&T, Verizon and Dish to name a few

  • Many more, please inquire for more details

Nestled on the shores of Lake Lanier lies Lanier Island Resort – an island destination spread out across 1200 acres unlike any resort in Georgia. Our property features 282 guest rooms, indoor/outdoor meeting spaces, golf course, multiple dining options, nature trails, and other points of interest.

What you will have an opportunity to do:

We are looking for someone passionate about the culinary arts to join our Culinary team . This individual must be creative, motivated, and passionate about growing their talents in the kitchen!

Our Legacy Lodge Banquet Kitchen Cooks prepare outstanding food as part of our commitment to delivering the best dining experience to our guests possible. This person will work closely with the Sous Chef in the banquet kitchen preparing breakfast items, appetizers, salads, platters, buffets and desserts according to the event menu and will work closely with the front-of-the-house teams to ensure food is of the highest quality and freshness when it is delivered to guest event or displayed on buffet

Successful candidates for this role will have previous experience working in a professional kitchen environment, with a strong desire to learn, to develop skills and work with the culinary leadership team to create menus which reflect seasonal availability and concept of the restaurant.

If you have a passion for the Culinary arts and are looking to join a team where you can develop your skills and grow a career, then we want you!

Your Role:

  • Sets up and stocks food items and other necessary supplies for production by station

  • Reviews Banquet Event Orders and other communications in order to be prepared for the shift’s production.

  • Prepares cold food items by cutting, chopping, mixing, marinating, slicing and preparing sauces and garnishes; presenting for buffets or individual service using approved techniques.

  • Cooks hot food items by grilling, frying, sautéing, steaming, roasting and other cooking methods specified

  • Cooks to order on stations with live guest interaction preparing such items as omelet and waffles, carving, pastas and stir fry.

  • Bakes breakfast pastries, muffins, biscuits and breads

  • Ensures all food is prepared and served in a timely, organized and efficient way

  • Presents food using proper plate, platter and chafing dish layout

  • Maintains clean and safe food station and complies with sanitation requirements by properly handling food, cooking utensils, work tables and equipment

  • Checks and maintains coolers and storage areas for cleanliness, quantity and quality of food

  • Actively communicates with all associates during shift as affects the quality of the guest experience

  • Assists other cooks in preparing food or helps other team members when needed

    What are we looking for?

  • Must have strong experience in a fine dining kitchen, ideally a catering kitchen;

  • Must have excellent knife skills and cooking techniques, ideally with experience in cooking exceptional food for very large groups

  • Understanding of advanced cooking methods, ingredients, and equipment

  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

  • Work well as part of a team and on individual tasks

  • Physically able to stand and move during the length of shift; able to bend and kneel through shift; able to lift up to 25 pounds or more

  • 1+ years' experience as Prep Cook, Catering Cook or similar role in a commercial kitchen

  • Basic written and verbal communication skills

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certificate or Degree in Culinary Arts preferred

    Benchmark Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

BENCHMARK® is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner‐advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs.

BENCHMARK’S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply‐rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry’ most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory‐making experience.

BENCHMARK’S progressive “Be The Difference” culture and values are a cornerstone to the company’s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence.