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Legends Hospitality Lead Cook (Tournant) [$27.50/hour] in New York, New York



Founded in 2008, Legends’ operating divisions worldwide include – Global Partnerships, Global Sales, Hospitality, Global Partnerships, Global Merchandise, Global Technology Solutions, Attractions, Growth Enterprises – offering clients and partners a 360-degree data and analytics fueled service solution platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning, and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TheLegendsWay.


Global Attractions is a natural progression from Legends 360-degree platform for success. Our unrivaled guest experience and deeply researched sales and planning methodologies give us an edge. Legends currently operates 10+ attractions around the globe. We bring together some of the brightest experiential and attraction masterminds around the globe to ensure each brilliant idea is regionally relevant and destined to dazzle, delight and drive a steady stream of diverse visitors.

  • Custom narratives to guide the journey, delivered to deeply engage distinct visitor groups

  • Bold and dramatic design to push the envelope on the physical space and inspire awe and wonder

  • Re-imagined dining experiences to delight local foodies

  • Leading-edge technology and innovation to drive interactivity and create fully immersive experiences

Legends manages all operations across ticketing, special events, sponsorship food and beverage and retail for Attractions partners.


Positioned at the top of One World Trade Center—the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere—on levels 100, 101, and 102, One World Observatory provides guests with unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters from 1,250 feet. A customized guest experience complements the seemingly endless views—evoking feelings of the City’s signature pride, hope and determination (including special interactive experiences and dining options, plus a sit-down restaurant). In 2016, One World Observatory received awards and recognition from the Concierge Choice Awards (Winner: Tourist Attraction), Themed Entertainment Association (Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement), TripAdvisor (Top U.S. Trending Summer Attraction), and Lonely Planet (Favorite Online Listing).


The Lead Cook will report to the Sous Chef and will be responsible for planning and directing food preparation.


  • Create schedules for the kitchen staff to ensure optimum resource management and speed of service.

  • Train new and existing staff on the preparation, arrangement, plating and pricing of dishes.

  • Ensure that all staff members adhere to culinary standards and regulations and that all product goes out in a timely manner at the required temperature.

  • Create recipe specs and standards.

  • Managing associates planning and scheduling of work assignments and performance development. Administers corrective counseling process, training and development, appraisals, payroll accountability.

  • Plan menus, maintaining financial responsibility for the menu mix. Analyze menu and food costs and the preparation of cost and quality efficient menus/specials. Assist in preparing reports regarding food and menu analysis.

  • Assist in preparing annual budgeting and ensure all fiscal responsibilities are met.

  • Respond to guest inquiries and concerns personally.

  • Design new menu selections for the Café based on seasonal ingredients and guest demand; showcase affinity for, and knowledge of, local product.

  • Purchase all food product and related supplies while maintaining effective vendor relationships.

  • Track, record and replenish all food and inventory as needed.

  • Add a purchasing component for all food.

  • Maintain high standards of sanitation and cleanliness.

  • Assist in maintaining the highest possible rating from the Health Department.

  • Assist in the oversite of daily Café operations (may need to cover shifts).

  • Assist in the training, safety, sanitation and accident prevention controls within the kitchen.

  • Continuously develop and test recipes as well as techniques for food preparation and presentation to ensure high quality

  • Assists in the assurance of consistent food qualities in both presentation and preparation.

  • Ensures the maintenance of kitchen equipment on a daily basis and during events while working with offsite caters.

  • Report and document hazardous conditions or unsafe practices within the work environment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • The ideal candidate will have a culinary degree or have graduated from a certified apprenticeship program with a minimum of 2-3 years management experience in high fast-paced high volume restaurant or in the contract foodservice industry for a sports and entertainment venue.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-oriented environment.

  • Strong commitment to delivering a high level of customer and client service with demonstrated initiative, leadership, and management skills.

  • Customer service oriented with the ability to interact with all levels of management.

  • Must be flexible to work extended hours due to business requirements including late nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • High level of attention to detail and organization.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Practice safe work habits, follow all safety policies and procedures and regulations, complete company-wide safety training and any additional job specific safety training.

  • Follow and encourage your team to follow all safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to looking for and reporting any unsafe work conditions, and complete company-wide safety training and any additional job specific safety training.

  • Report all safety incidents (injuries and illnesses) into the company’s risk management system (Origami Risk) on the same day that the safety incident has been reported to you.


$22.00/HourlyCompetitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.


Location: On Site. 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands to finger, and handle controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, walk, and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.




  • Communication: Advanced



  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals


  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks



  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • Food Handler's