Part Time Tournant

Morgans Hotel Group Co. Hudson, NH

Job Title: Tournant - Part Time

Reports to: Executive Chef

Department: Food & Beverage

Location: US - New York, Hudson

Summary of Position

Part Time Shift, Sunday and Mondays only

Under the general guidance of the Executive and Sous Chefs, support the seamless running of the kitchen.

Prepare ingredients for cooking including portioning chopping and storing food before use

Assign in detail specific duties to all employees for efficient operation of the kitchen

Weigh measure and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment using various kitchen utensils and equipment

Wash and peel if required fresh fruits and vegetables to prepare them for cooking or consumption Prepare and cook food according to recipes

Serve food for example soup desserts sides entrees in proper portions onto dishes plates mugs and bowls ensuring proper plate appearance

Ensure proper portion arrangement and food garnish to be served to waiters or patrons according to standards

Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner

Ensure food storage areas are clean

Prepare all potentially hazardous foods at the correct temperature according to the HACCP guidelines Follow appropriate personal hygiene procedures to ensure food served to guests is safe for consumption

Follow and ensure compliance with food safety and handling policies and procedures

Check and ensure the correctness of the temperature of appliances and food using thermostats and thermometers including monitoring freezer systems such as fans drains and doors for proper operation and report issues or problems to facility management

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

Oversee all aspects of the daily operation of the kitchen and food production areas

Ensure the quality of the food items and notify manager if a product does not meet specifications Assist in proper training and direction of departmental assistants in compliance with company standards of quality specifications portion control recipes employee relations sanitation etc

Report maintenance issues immediately to appropriate personnel ie management or maintenance Maintain up to date knowledge of company Food Safety Programs within assigned area of responsibility as well as all local state and federal regulations

Ability to work under demanding and strenuous situations

Monitor the quantity of food that is prepared and the portions that are served in to control food waste and ensure that good food is not thrown away

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills

* High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

* Previous janitorial, stewarding, cleaning or warehouse experience preferred

* Minimum two years of cooking/kitchen experience in an accredited restaurant or hotel

* One to two years in a public contact position, preferably in an upscale or lifestyle brand hotel

* Possess a gracious, friendly, and fun demeanor

* Ability to multitask, work in a fast paced environment and have a high level attention to detail

* Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

* Maintain positive and productive working relationships with other employees and departments

* Ability to work independently and to partner with others to promote an environment of teamwork

Physical Requirements

* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 75 pounds without assistance

* Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity

* Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift

* Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time. This job description reflects the job content at the time of writing and will be subject to periodic change in light of the changing operational and environmental requirements. Such changes will be discussed with the job holder and the job description amended according to the business needs. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will employment relationship.

Due to the nature of the hospitality industry employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel which may include evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays. The employee will carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the line manager or Head of Department/Division.

The employee will actively follow MHG policies including Equal Opportunities policies and will maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations.

I _____________________________hereby acknowledge understanding and acceptance of the above job description for this position.

Employee Signature: ___________________________ Date: ________________

Human Resources: ____________________________ Date: ________________

Morgans Hotel Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and incumbents are selected, placed, trained, compensated and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability or other classifications protected by applicable law. In addition, Morgans Hotel Group provides a reasonable accommodation for applicants/incumbents with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation.