posted September 22, 2023

Banquet Cook (PM)

Join the amazing culinary team at El Chorro - Arizona's most iconic dining destination for restaurant and banquet experiences! Now part of Classic Hotels & Resorts, we offer a HEARTfelt workplace and terrific benefits, as well as a passionate family of talented associates!
Compensation: $21.00

Summary of Position:

The Banquet Cook is responsible for preparing all of the cold and hot food items for banquet meal execution while maintaining quality standards set by the property.  Must be available for PM shifts.

Essential Functions:

Prepare all items listed on daily prep lists, following standard procedure or as otherwise directed by supervisor, regularly checking product and maintaining high quality at all times.

Organize prepped food by day/function and group name.  Only mark items off prep list when this is complete.

Check portion control: weights and counts before, during and after prep.

Fire food for service.  Serve on service line.

Follow proper storage procedures when removing food from walk-in or returning food to walk-in.

Maintain cleanliness of work area at all times. Follow “clean as you go” policy.

Maintain walk-ins, prep area and all equipment up to Health department and Resort standards.

Assist in other areas of the kitchen, as necessary.

Assist in transporting food and equipment to other areas on property for satellite service.

Other supportive functions as determined by the Chefs.


Education: High School Diploma preferred; culinary education preferred but not required.

Certificates or Licenses: Maricopa County Food Handler’s card

Experience: At least two years cooking and prep work experience required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to clean with abrasive kitchen cleansers

Basic math skills necessary to understand and implement recipes and measurements

Good hand/eye coordination needed to use all kitchen equipment, i.e. choppers, graters, mixers, etc.

Ability to reach and place items on a hot line

Ability to work in confined spaces at extreme temperatures

Ability to grasp, lift, carry, push or pull products up to 100 pounds.

Ability to memorize and perform Resort Standards, AAA Diamond standards, and Mystery shopper standards

Personal Characteristics:

•           Behaves ethically and honestly

•           Communicates effectively: Speaks and listens and engages in a clear, thorough, and timely manner, effectively reading and writing, using the English language (preferred)

•           Professional Appearance: Exhibits an appearance appropriate for our professional property (Specific grooming standards are available for review)

Working Conditions:

Attendance as scheduled is a critical element in all positions at El Chorro.

El Chorro’s leaders and associates believe each guest (internal and external) should be treated with respect and professionalism. We create A HEARTfelt experience…BEyond Expectations, enticing our guests to return again and again. In order to be successful at El Chorro, associates must share both our vision and our values (Helpful, Ethical, Attentive, Resourceful and Thankful). This includes possessing and demonstrating a high level of courtesy and respect for both internal and external guests. Our forward thinking, fun, friendly, engaging and enthusiastic associates treat every guest as if they were our only guest. A true customer focus is essential to success with our property.

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El Chorro Lodge

5550 E Lincoln Dr

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Telephone (480) 948-5170