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Banquet Cook - Cardinals Nation Restaurant

Cardinals Nation
Saint Louis, MO
Food and Beverage: Chef/Cook

Banquet Cook

Cook 1, 2, 3 in a banquet event

Position Summary

The role of the banquet cook is to safely prepare all banquet menu items for foodservice in a safe and sanitary environment.  The cook needs to be able to prep all bulk production for any banquet.  The cook needs to be able to prepare all food items while maintaining acceptable times.  The cook needs to be able to read a BEO(Banquet Event Order) and understand how to create firing times and panning assignments.  The cook needs to be able to follow standard recipes.   The cook needs to maintain a high level of performance, while ensuring guest satisfaction and profitability in accordance with the company’s service and operational standards.  The cook should follow the supervisor on duty.   

Essential Functions

  • Prepares all food items to order, following standard recipes and procedures within specified time limits.
  • Properly measures and assembles ingredients required for preparing the standard recipes
  • Cuts and/or portions meat, fish and poultry.
  • Uses scale to ensure proper portioning of food items and minimize waste of products.
  • Accepts or rejects ingredients based on quality and quantity.
  • Cleans, organizes, and maintains walk-in refrigerator, cooler drawers, prep and dry storage
  • Maintains work area in a clean, sanitary and safe manner
  • Understands and complies with food safety and temperature standards.
  • Assists with inventory control with proper production management to minimize waste
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety standards throughout the kitchen; follows and upholds all health codes and sanitation regulations
  • Ensures that all equipment is set up properly and operating efficiently and accurately
  • Ensures all workstations,  remain clean, sanitized, safe and sufficiently stocked
  • Adheres to and enforces inventory and labor control measures; performs inventory counts as requested
  • Insures all policies, procedures and DNC standards and regulations are maintained and followed

·         Ensures highest level of food quality, taste and presentation

·         Participate in actual food preparation, produce food consistently with high quality, taste and presentation

·         Ensure adherence to recipes and product specifications

·         Create firing timelines following BEO service times

·         Create pan assignments following BEO setups

·         Ensure all food is prepared 100% the day before an event

·         Ensure all food is ready and all banquets are fully stocked and ready to open 15 minutes before start time



·         Excellent knife skills

·         Follow recipes

·         Work calmly and effectively under pressure

·         Must have problem solving abilities

·         Be self motivated and organized

·         Able to stand or walk for entire length of shift

·         Able to work long periods of time without a break

·         Ability to handle multiple assignments at once

·         Able to handle one full monitor while maintaining acceptable ticket times

·         Knowledge of kitchen equipment and utensils

·         Ability to lift up to 50 lbs at a time

Bad Habits

·         Not following pars

·         Not stocking stations properly

·         Not following recipes

·         Not creating or following timelines



Good Habits

·         Lead by example

·         Provide constant feedback

·         Multitask

·         Help out other stations as needed

·         Be a team player

Opening Duties

·         Check BEO for changes on a daily basis

·         Create a timeline for any events that day

·         Create panning assignments for any events that day

·         Rotate all product(FIFO)

·         Make sure all equipment is on and working

·         Check quality of all food

·         Stock and check for proper utensils and portioning devices


Closing Duties

·         Break down all equipment to bare minimums and detail clean on a nightly basis

·         Clean gaskets on all refrigeration

·         Wrap, label and date all food for overnight storage

·          Make sure kitchen is cleaned to the highest standard

Job Questions:

  1. Are you available during the season and after?

  2. How did you hear about this job?

  3. Have you every worked for any Delaware North property or Cardinals Nation?

  4. Are you able to stand on your feet for long periods of time?

  5. Have you ever worked for any Delaware North properties or Cardinals Nation in the past?

  6. What is your availability? Please be specific.

  7. Are you able to work in a fast paced environment?

  8. Are you able to perform a job where constant walking, bending, reaching and repetitive motion are necessary?

  9. Are you able to work all St. Louis Cardinals Home Games?

  10. Do you have any supervisory experience?