Cooks Needed!! – La Cantera Resort & Spa

Benchmark Hospitality
Published
October 4, 2021
Location
San Antonio, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Come be a part of something bigger!

More than 10,000 dedicated employees around the world bring their unique talents, expertise and experiences to work every day with Benchmark. Our strength lies in our diversity, positive service attitude and determination to succeed.  Come be a part of our “Be the Difference” philosophy, where every employee, at every level, in every job strives to capture moments when they can provide memorable, personalized service to our guests, coworkers, and communities.

We are 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 (Holidays/Vacation)
  • 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

Who are we?

As a Cook at La Cantera Resort & Spa, you will be a part of the culinary team which masterfully crafts distinctive dishes and cultivates an authentic food experience for our guests. Your food knowledge will be put to the test as you prepare, cook, and garnish meals which are distinct by design, yet true to its place.

Job opportunities available for the following outlets:
SweetFire Kitchen
Primero Cantina
Topaz Kitchen
Vista Grille
Grille 254

What you will have an opportunity to do:

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment. Use equipment only as intended.

  • Anticipate guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day.

  • Maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.

  • Maintain and strictly abide by State sanitation/Health regulations and Hotel requirements.

  • Meet with Head Cook/Sous Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance.

  • Start prep work on items needed for the particular menu of the day.

  • Organize all of the various prep items needed from different areas to ensure that all items are in place and ready for service.

  • Continue prep work after the meal period for the next meal service.

  • Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guide.

  • Inform the Sous Chef of any shortages before the item runs out.

  • Communicate any assistance needed during busy periods to the Sous Chef to ensure optimum service to guests.

  • Inform Head Cook of any excess items that can be used in daily specials or elsewhere.

  • Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education:

  • High school education or equivalent required

  • At least one year kitchen/prep experience or one year of culinary school required

  • Customer Service experience preferred

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit

  • Must have strong financial competence

  • Must be able to perform in a highly confidential environment

  • Must have strong computer skills

  • Must be able to work well under pressure

  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written

  • Must be highly detailed orientated

  • Must have strong organizational skills

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

  • Must have excellent listening skills

  • Must possesses excellent communication skills

  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor

  • Must always ensure a teamwork environment

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and associates

  • Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently.

  • Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull, walk on uneven surfaces on an occasional basis.

  • While primarily an indoor job, must be able to walk outside in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, heat).

  • Must be able to climb stairs occasionally, both indoors and outside in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, heat).

Benefits and Perks:

  • Free Meals

  • Gym Membership Discounts

  • Six Flags Discounts

  • Shoes for Crews Program

  • Benchmark Associate Room Rates (for family and friends as well!)

  • Golf Course Discounts

  • F&B Discounts

  • Free Parking

  • Spa Discount

  • Benchmark Perks

  • 401K

  • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates)

  • Medical Benefits (Full-Time Associates)

  • Sick Pay (Full-Time Associates)

What are we looking for?

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

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