The Hotel at Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive Pay Rates, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Supplemental Insurance, PTO, 401(K) w/ Match, Tuition Reimbursements, Complimentary Meals, Hotel Discounts

Job Overview

Work with Executive Chef and purchasing director in the purchase and research of specialty items. Plan, prep, set up and provide quality service in all areas of banquet production to include all food produced for a banquet function. The banquet chef is responsible for the entire function including cold food and deserts. Ensure all functions are walked prior to start of function as to Ithaka Hospitality Partners standards. Ensure the set up for function is correct, chaffers and or grills are lit on time. Monitor all mise en place to ensure it is completed to satisfaction of set standards. To ensure each employee will be able to follow established recipe and plating guide provided to exact specification. Maintain and contribute to a positive work environment. Control food and labor cost.



  1. High school diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate.
  2. 5 years experience in culinary field
  3. Ability to communicate in English with guest, co-workers and management to their understanding.
  4. Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.
  5. Ability to work all stations in banquet kitchen
  6. Food handling certificate
  7. Knowledge of food cost controls
  8. Previous management experience
  9. Experience in banquet production and timing


  1. Culinary college degree
  2. Food handling certificate
  3. Sanitation Certificate.
  4. Ability to communicate in multiple languages


  1. Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy.
  2. Ability to prioritize, organize, delegate work and follow through with assigned tasks
  3. Ability to be a clear thinker, remain calm and resolve problems using good judgement.
  4. Ability to work well under pressure of meeting production schedules and timelines of food displays..
  5. Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
  6. Ability to direct, manage and motivate a team.
  7. Contribute to the growth and success of the team.
  8. Ability to direct performance of kitchen staff and follow up with corrections where needed
  9. Ability to motivate kitchen staff and maintain a cohesive team
  10. Ability to use all senses to ensure quality standards are met

Essential Job Function

  1. Ability to maintain a clean, neat and organized work environment
  2. Ability to follow recipes, to increase or decrease recipe as needed.
  3. Good knife skills
  4. Can season food properly
  5. Can properly follow all processes that are in place
  6. Can communicate with all internal customers efficiently. {stewarding, service staff}
  7. Can fill out all requisitions properly
  8. Can follow all rules and regulations in employee hand book properly
  9. Properly rotate product in walk in cooler.
  10. Clean and maintain equipment properly
  11. Maintain and strictly abide by state sanitation/health regulations and hotel requirements
  12. Can organize and set up work station fast and efficiently.
  13. Ensure all food in banquet kitchen is labeled dated and rotated.
  14. Ability to work in a fast paced, intense work environment. Under sometimes extreme heat and stress.
  15. Ensure produce cooler and dairy cooler are maintained properly
  16. Complete daily, weekly, monthly Kitchen inventories.
  17. Coordinates scheduling of banquet kitchen
  18. Ensure all guest special requests are met
  19. Ensure all schedules are posted on time.
  20. Fill out sous chef schedule.
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