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Cook III
The MC Hotel, Autograph Collection
690 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
The MC Hotel, Autograph Collection hiring Cook III in Montclair, NJ

The MC Hotel, Autograph Collection hiring Cook III in Montclair, NJ

The MC Hotel, Autograph CollectionMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: May 23, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

3 years

Job Details
 Cook III Profile 
                                                                                                                 Reports to: Executive Chef and Sous Chefs, position is Non-Exempt
Hotels done differently. It’s not a slogan or catchphrase, it is who we are in everything we do. We believe in the power of People, Place and Character.  We ensure our hotels are a place where individuals are valued and celebrated, elevating our associates’ pride in who they are, where they live and who we serve.  Our hotel is a tribute to the neighborhoods and the people of the communities of where we operate.   
The MC Hotel is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, bringing an authentic experience to the heart of Montclair, New Jersey for the first time in decades. The 159 room, ground-up development opened in 2019. Complete with restaurant, rooftop bar featuring unparalleled views of Manhattan, and curated lobby market, The MC Hotel serves as a central hub for visitors and residents of Montclair, a city known for the arts and creativity. 
The hotel is managed by Aparium Hotel Group founded in 2011 is driven by the belief that all hospitality experiences should be fueled by the poetics of their surroundings, Aparium was born with an intense focus on unearthing the amazing moments unique to every city.  Since its founding, Aparium has grown into a new kind of hotel brand, one that ventures off the beaten path, both geographically and philosophically. It is a sophisticated hotel brand known for its singular ability to combine the business acumen of large hospitality companies with the charm of boutique hotels, bringing the disparate forces together in bustling, smaller markets.
Your past experiences have led you to understand that there is an art + science to the how and what a hospitality operation professional is responsible for. You delight in the smiles you share and the positive experiences that you create. You feel comfortable when things get busy, and you must make smart, in-the-moment decisions, as it is just natural for you to do so. Above all, it is your mission to spread joy to all you encounter when ensuring kitchen is tight and spotless clean.. You are energized through your your own self-awareness to  ensure we collectively collaborate to have a spotless Kitchen. 
The Cook III reports to and works directly with the Executive Chef and Sous Chefs (Culinary Leadership Team), developing and executing scratch-made dishes and recipes. It is critical that you are someone who has been honing your craft and demonstrates basic knowledge in culinary techniques. You are a task-oriented and list-driven individual who is comfortable working alongside your Cook I and Cook II colleagues and under the direction of the Chef. There will be opportunities where collaboration with culinary leadership is key as your valuable insight is needed for our shared success. 
At Aparium, our culinary teams are expected to hold themselves, the guests, and each other in high regard. You will actively develop trusting and transparent relationships with your peers, both in the kitchen and throughout the hotel. You will have the opportunity to work with a phenomenal group of individuals with whom collaboration, humbleness, and open-minds are the norm—no egos are allowed. The ability to work with controlled measure and respect for your leadership team and peers is imperative;  we have a no-tolerance policy for the “old school way”.
  • Uphold and role model the company’s principles of People, Place, and Character, while embodying our values that drive collaboration, intuitive service, and translocal hospitality
  • Collaborate with culinary leadership, demonstrating a united front as a team committed to providing the best possible guest experience
  • Take pride in the food you prepare for guests, adhering to thoughtfully created recipes, presentation standards, and guest preferences
  • Work in an organized fashion with the utmost respect for your ingredients, equipment, and workspace
  • Demonstrate a professional sense of urgency while simultaneously being mindful of technique, in order to provide an amazing guest experience through the food you create
  • Possess a basic understanding of culinary skills, striving to learn more through constant scientific study of your craft
  • Foster open lines of communication within the department by actively participating in daily line ups and quarterly culinary all staff meetings, maintaining a transparent dialogue among the team to voice ideas and concerns, while course-correcting any missed opportunities
  • Actively participate in feedback sessions with culinary leadership to further develop your skill set
  • Observe conditions of all physical facilities and equipment in the culinary operation, reporting anything substandard to the Chef, Sous Chefs, and/or engineering department to make corrections and improvements as needed
  • Maintain regular communication with the culinary leadership team to ensure alignment on priorities, understanding that flexibility with your responsibilities is paramount to support a successful operation
  • Aparium Hotel Group does not discriminate based on disability, veteran status or on any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. The hotel and company are a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.
  • Passion for learning and the culinary arts
  • Minimum of two (2) year’s experience as an entry-level cook or higher, with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in either a free-standing or hotel restaurant kitchen
  • Basic knowledge of food safety guidelines and requirements; ServeSafe Certificate of Completion or completed within 30 days of hire required
  • Adaptable interpersonal communication skills to address fellow associates all levels
  • Conversational proficiency of the English language in reading, writing, and verbal communication
  • Ability to calculate basic math principles to meet proper menu ingredients and perform inventory
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment for extended periods of time to meet high volume business
  • Ability to lift, balance and carry up to 25 lbs. to transport dry goods inventory, equipment, etc.
  • Ability to lift, balance and carry (with assistance) up to 100 lbs. to transport dry goods inventory, equipment, etc.
  • Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods to cook required menu items
  • Ability to withstand warm to hot environments for prolonged periods while utilizing ovens, stoves, or fryers
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Aparium Hospitality Services celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment, and sense of belonging for all employees.  We do not discriminate and believe every individual should be proud of who they are, where they come from and take pride in who we serve.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program

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