Cook - Detroit Foundation Hotel

Kitchen/Culinary Detroit, Michigan

Position at Detroit Foundation Hotel

Do you want to be part of the exciting revitalization of Detroit?  The soon to be open Detroit Foundation Hotel is looking for a Cooks to join the pre-opening team!

Detroit Foundation Hotel is at the forefront of the renewal of the Motor City. A transformation of the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent Pontchartrain Wine Cellar building, The Foundation will be the top hotel in the market with authentic inspiration, design, and programming that respects Detroit’s past, yet is looking forward through its revival.

The food and beverage programming will include a three-meal restaurant and bar with approximately 200 covers positioned to be among the top restaurants in the region. The hotel’s restaurant will present iconic New American cuisine, and with space that will serve as an incubator for culinary students, up and coming chefs and visiting culinary influencers. The elevated bar program will focus on collaboration with Michigan breweries and distillers.

The hotel will feature approximately 4500 square feet of meeting space, including a rooftop ballroom and a unique podcast studio. The 100-room hotel is scheduled to open Spring 2017.  

In this unique role, the Cook will be involved in the pre-opening process of setting up the department for success along with all other responsibilities assigned my management such as cross training and collaborating with other departments as needed.

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Job Requirements:

  • Prepares food items according to guest orders
  • Follows recipe cards, as well as production, portion and presentation standards
  • Completes mis en place and sets up station for banquets, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Operates, maintains and properly cleans kitchen equipment
  • Controls food waste and adheres to loss and usage policies
  • Must be able to obtain any required food handling or sanitation certification required by local or state agencies
  • Completes station checklist before and after shift

 Additional Requirements:

  • Good reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language
  • High school education, cooking school or culinary institute education or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years culinary or related work experience

 Teamwork:

  • Maintain a good working relationship with other associates by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working climate
  • Partake in a positive work ethic and surrounding environment

 Standards:

  • Able to work alone without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate high degree of drive and determination
  • Constantly recommend service and product improvement to better the operation
  • Attend all required meetings
  • Follow proper payroll and uniform procedures
  • Properly handle and report associate and guest accidents
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards
  • Assist with responsibilities and duties in other departments and as assigned by management
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel

 Work Environment:

  • Standard restaurant setting
  • Standard kitchen setting
  • Standard Event setting
  • Standard Room Service setting

Aparium Hospitality Services, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. Detroit Foundation Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.