1st Cook
Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax Downtown
1960 Brunswick Street
Is cooking your passion? We are looking for experienced 1st Cook to join our team at the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax Downtown.
We offer a competitive hourly rate, comprehensive benefits package, incentives, travel discounts world-wide, employee assistance program, training and development, fun activities and more. Want to be a part of a great team?
Reporting to the Food and Beverage Manager, the 1st Cook will assist in leading the Food & Beverage Department to ensure a high level of productivity and customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate will work roughly 30-35 hours per week which may include weekends. Mostly mornings, Monday to Friday with an occasional evening (2-3 evenings per month).

Responsibilities include:
• Meets and exceeds customer and team member expectations in providing superior service through leading by example
• Inventory counts and practices
• Communicates effectively with customers, co-workers and Managers
• Ability to prepare all variety of menu items inclusive of (but not limited to) soups, stocks, sauces, meat, poultry, game, fish and shellfish, pasta, grains, baked goods and desserts and garde manger items
• Prepares and will oversee production for all daily food requirements.
• Food ordering and costing
• Ensures prep work complete for daily requirements and all special functions (SBCC, Banquets and breakfast rooms)
• Has presence in both front and back of house to ensure exceptional presentation, food safety and appropriate volumes
• Ensures overall kitchen cleanliness and inventory rotation and maintenance of equipment
• Actively participates in washing dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, serving equipment and utilizing dishwashing machinery.
• Keeps Manager promptly and fully informed of all concerns and proactively offers solutions
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with established company policies and procedures to achieve the overall objectives of this position
• Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other company employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate
• Consistently practices guest and associate privacy and security
• Contribute to a healthy and safe work environment by reporting all safety hazards, following WHMIS and Fire safety training, and working in a safe manner.
• At all times projects a favorable image of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts to the public
• Consistently demonstrate our SilverBirch values – Engagement, Quality, Performance, Growth and Integrity
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Education & Qualifications:
• Interprovincial Culinary Red Seal
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Minimum 2 years in a Cook 1 or Chef de Partie Role
• Previous supervisory/lead experience in a busy kitchen environment
• Previous Banquet experience
• WHMIS an asset
• Must be computer literate
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment with minimal direction
• Good communication (verbal/written) and organization skills
• Self -motivated with a passion for the culinary industry
• Ability to coordinate and provide guidance to front and back of the house Food & Beverage associates
• Excellent knife handling skills
• Excellent knowledge of food safety, safe work practices and provincial Health regulations
• Excellent knowledge of food portion, ordering, costing

If you are interested in joining our great team, we want to hear from you! 

Please send your resume to:
Human Resources
If you are considering employment with us, please be advised that SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
•does not require job applicants to pay a fee for a job application or opportunity; and
•does not make unsolicited offers of employment.
If you have been approached by any entity engaging in such practices who claims to represent SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, please advise us immediately by email at careers@silverbirchhotels.com and contact either the Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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