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Legends Hospitality Lead Cook (Tournant), Premium [$22./hour] in New York, New York


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

Legends is a holistic agency that specializes in delivering solutions for legendary brands. We approach each project with our 360-degree service solution. Our Global Planning, Global Sales, and Hospitality service solutions collaborate on every project to ensure success across each of our six verticals including professional sports, collegiate, attractions, entertainment, international, and conventions.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Shift: 10am to 10pm.

    Please note: All applicants must be fully vaccinated.

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