Position:  Morning Bistro Cook - Courtyard Marriott, West Des Moines
Location:  410 S. 68th Street
Des Moines, IA
Job Id:  1550
# of Openings:  1

Morning Bistro Cook
We are looking for a new team member for the Courtyard Des Moines West/Jordan Creek. The ideal candidate will show up ready to go and set the pace for the day while keeping an upbeat attitude even when the line is covered in tickets. We are looking for someone that has pride in every dish that is plated and goes home at the end of the shift knowing that the meals created have made the guests happy and full. 
 
The cook is responsible for preparing and/or directing the preparation of food to be served, complying with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards and following established food production programs and procedures. The cook is responsible for appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste and fraud.
 
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of food served using established production procedures and systems.
  • Determines amount and type of food and supplies required using production systems.
  • Ensures availability of supplies and food or approved substitutions in adequate time for preparation.
  • Complies with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene and health standards. Observes proper food preparation and handling techniques.
  • Stores food properly and safely, marking the date and item.
  • Reports necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor.
  • Correctly prepares all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders.
  • Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature and appearance of food are preserved.
  • Apportions food for serving.
  • Maintains daily production records.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean at all times; cleans and maintains equipment used in food preparation.
  • Completes food temperature checks before service.
Competencies
  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Stress Management/Composure.
Supervisory Responsibility
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment
This job operates in a kitchen environment, housed with equipment such as an oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer and chef’s knives. The employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire and noise.
 
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
 
Required Experience
Prior experience in a related food service position.
Preferred Education
A high school diploma or equivalent.
 
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
 
 
THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT:
 Jordan Creek Courtyard Marriott 
410 S. 68th St. West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
 
 
Arbor Lodging develops and manages full-service and limited-service hotels throughout the United States and is devoted to providing its hotel guests with the best possible experience while creating value and superior investment returns through its strategic focus on investing, hands-on approach to management and its principals’ unique combination of skills.  The principles of Arbor Lodging Partners have approximately fifty years of combined experience in owning, developing and operating commercial properties (including retail, multi-family and office, in addition to lodging) throughout the United States. We focus our acquisitions, progress, and culture on the Arbor Lodging Guiding Principles,
  • Do the Right Thing - Operate and act with integrity in all you do even when it is not convenient.
  • Lead with Heart - Be kind, passionate and hospitable.
  • Be Accountable - Take ownership and deliver results.
  • Aim Higher - Go above and beyond to exceed expectations and pursue thoughtful change.
  • Celebrate Differences - Embrace diversity; respect individual opinions and ideas.
Focusing on these principles allows us to maintain a culture that allows growth, development, and progression within the properties.
 
Arbor Lodging Management provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arbor Lodging Management complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Arbor Lodging Management expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Arbor Lodging Management's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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