DATE: 09/07/2017
POSITION TITLE: Banquet Chef Click here to apply
DEPARTMENT: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
REPORTS TO: Executive Chef

Direct the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. Plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.   Participate in cooking.  This position serves as a Mentor. The Mentor is responsible for supervising the learning experiences of students in all areas of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, The Kirkwood Center for Hospitality Arts and The Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education.


·         Check the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

·         Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.

·         Check the quantity and quality of received products.

·         Order or requisition food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.

·         Supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation while meeting designated payroll costs.

·         Responsible for banquet organization to reach goals of fast and efficient functionality of service.

·         Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.

·         Determine how food should be presented and create decorative food displays.

·         Instruct cooks and other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food.

·         Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients while meeting food /labor cost goals.

·         Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes and menus, taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and the likely number of customers.

·         Instruct, as Adjunct Faculty, one course within The Hospitality Arts Program each academic year, as part of the staff-member’s standard compensation package.  Staff-members will also be permitted to instruct, as Adjunct Faculty, a maximum of twice per academic year, at the request of the staff member and with the permission of both The Hotel General Manager and The Chair of the Hospitality Arts Program.  Any such additional course taught will be compensated at prevailing rates for Adjunct Faculty, who are also full-time, exempt employees of the College.

·         Regular and consistent attendance at work.

·         Perform other related work duties as assigned.



·         Serve as professional role model.

·         Attend Mentor orientation prior to the practicum.

·         Understand objectives and expectations for the practicum.

·         Assist students in achieving course objectives.

·         Coach and nurture student in performance of skills.

·         Document observations of performance & progress in timely fashion, utilizing forms provided.

·         Supervise students and provide feedback on performance, as required.

·         Complete evaluation tools in timely manner, evaluate and report student performance to the Hospitality Program faculty.

·         Serve as a resource for students:   answer questions and provide guidance during the practicum.

·         Calculate student hours to ensure that the required hours for the practicum have been met.

·         Meet with Hospitality Program faculty to submit student evaluations, hours, and other collaboration.

·         Ensure adherence to all regulatory requirements, including the health code.

·         Serve as Adjunct Faculty within the Hospitality Program a minimum of once per year, no more than once per semester.




·         Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.

·         Exhibits and models professional conduct for students at all times and in all settings.

·         Promotes trust and respect between students, faculty, college and professional staff.

·         Assists students in identifying strengths and areas for improvement.

·         Acts as a facilitator of learning; discusses, questions, and oversees student learning.

·         Expresses high expectations of student performance concurrent with course objectives.

·         Maintains confidentiality.

·         Expresses and demonstrates high standards of hospitality and service at all times.

·         Stays current with industry and educational trends.

·         Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 



Position involves sitting, standing, and/or walking constantly (67-100%).  Constant (67-100%) talking to or listening to persons over the phone or face to face.  Constant (67-100%) reaching with hands/arms, lifting, dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, and use of hands.  Constant tasting or smelling (67-100%).  Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling occasionally (10-33%).  Exerting up to 50 pounds constantly (67-100%).



The following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this position:

·         Indoor environment      

  • Noise
  • Odors   
  • Extreme temperatures                
  • Moisture and/or humidity                          
  • Fumes 
  • Gases   
  • Poor ventilation               
  • Burn hazards
  • Moving mechanical parts


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.



·         High school diploma or the equivalent required. 

·         Must have a minimum of three years full-time, management experience in a related hospitality setting or the equivalent education and related work experience. 


·         Preference will be given to those candidates with a post high school degree. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed the core assessments of the Skills Advantage WorkKeys Program

The College purchases term life, disability, health and dental/vision insurance, provides a flexible benefits account, and contributes to a retirement program for each full-time staff member.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. At the end of the application process, you will have the opportunity to review and make changes, if necessary, before submitting your application. You will be able to print your application at the end of the process. However, once your application has been submitted, you will not be able to go back and make changes or attach / modify supporting documentation.

The hiring process may take an extended period of time (approximately 30-60 days from posting to hire), depending on the position, so we ask that you be patient and do not call to follow up on your application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the hiring department directly. We encourage you to take your time to complete the application. Thank you for choosing Kirkwood!


Applicants are encouraged to electronically submit the application. To access the electronic application form, click on the above link.

Alternative Application Methods:

AA/EEO Employer