• Complimentary Breakfast Cook

    Location Name
    E. Peoria, IL Embassy Suites
    Location Address
    100 Conference Center Dr.
    Requisition ID
    Hotel - Food Preparation and Serving
    early mornings and weekends included
    Previous Experience Preferred
    1 Year
    Employment Type
    Regular Full Time
    Pay Rate
  • About Us

    With 35 owned properties, comprised of more than 8,400 guest rooms and 1.7 million square feet of banquet space, our properties and brands represent some of the finest facilities in the industry and a competitive edge for John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts!


    Mr. Hammons built properties that provide an exceptional guest experience. Our vision is to ensure we live up to Mr. Hammons standards of excellence by providing exceptional award winning facilities for each guest!

    Position Description

    Job Purpose:  

    To produce all orders as required by business volume and the Chef in an efficient, timely, and high-quality manner.

    Job Responsibilities: 

    • Display good customer relation skills and take initiative to greet guests in a friendly manner.
    • Open up each morning preparing and organizing the station and cooking all food necessary to start serving.
    • Learn menus, recipes, presentation, and preparation methods.  Prepare all orders as turned in by wait staff and ensures all orders are cooked quickly and according to order, and leave the kitchen in high quality.
    • Ensure that all food is stored in proper containers and at proper storage and holding temperatures.
    • Cook only sufficient food in advance to cover expected business volume and to maintain quality.  Enforce all controls as required such as portion control, employee meals, and stock rotation.
    • Prepare all food needed by other kitchen departments which are best prepared by this department.  Prepare all food for the next shift and the following day as required and directed.
    • Work with all employees as a team to ensure smooth operation of food production and meal on shift changes.  Facilitate shift changes and relay any pertinent information to supervisor and/or next shift employees.
    • Maintain the work area, including counter tops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration equipment in a clean and sanitary condition in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
    • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; complete safety training and certifications.Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information and protect company assets.
    • Maintain personal hygiene in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and laws. Ensure uniform and appearance is clean and professional.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Skills:

    • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
    • Carry out specific oral or written instructions, frequently following a simple routine.
    • Active Listening — Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Skillfully use hand tools or machines needed for work.  Measure, cut, or otherwise work on materials or objects with great precision.
    • Use arithmetic or shop geometry to figure amounts of material needed, dimensions to be followed and cost of materials.

    Job Qualifications:   


    • High School Diploma or equivalent or culinary training.


    • Minimum three (3) months cooking experience at a restaurant or hotel.

    Benefits and EEO

    Full-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

    • Paid Time Off
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Short-term and long-term disability
    • Company paid life with employee paid supplemental options
    • Matching 401-k with immediate vesting for eligible participating associates
    • Company Hotel Travel Discounts


    John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
    Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans 
    here to view EEO is the Law


    Note:  To be considered for this position, candidates MUST apply at www.jqhhotels.com/careers.


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