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Sonesta International Hotels Corporation Line Cook in White Plains, New York

Job Description Summary

The Cook sets the tone for Sonesta's mission by always going above and beyond for our guests and coworkers. The role's primary responsibility is to prepare and produce food orders according to quality standards. The Cook shall maintain a safe work environment and follow established sanitation and safety standards.

The ideal candidate has a passion for hospitality and providing exceptional guest service.

Job Description

Principle duties and responsibilities (Essential Functions) include:

  • Operational/Functional
    • Responsible for maintaining, setting up, food production and quality control of all meat, fish, fowl, sauces, stocks, seasonings, and other food items prepared in the broiler and saut stations, as well as the grill and other stations as needed.
    • Prepares all hot food items according to standard recipes and/or as specified on guest check to ensure consistency of product to the guest.
    • Visually inspects, selects and uses only food items ideal for sauting, in the preparation of all menu items.

  • Strategy and Planning
    • Ensures daily production chart is properly filled out to standards.
    • Keep all refrigeration, storage and working areas in clean, working condition to comply with Health Department regulations.
    • Ability to read and perform Use Record Specifications.
    • Ensure all equipment in working areas is clean and in proper working condition.
    • Reads and employs math skills to appropriately prepare items according to recipes.
    • Requires stamina for standing and strength for lifting and moving products.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Deliver Passionate & Engaging Service to our Guests
    • You will be passionate and truly engaged in taking care of our guests, recognizing individual guests and anticipating their unique needs in order to exceed their expectations
    • You will consistently deliver our GUEST model:
      • Greet or welcome everyone, warmly with a smile
      • Use eye and ear contact and guest's name
      • Establish/anticipate needs
      • Solve and own all requests/complaints
      • Thank everyone
  • Build solid relationship with your Colleagues
    • Treat colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. The employee is expected to work in other areas of the hotel when needed to assist operations to perform job duties not necessarily contained in this job description.

Qualifications and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Track record of delivering exceptional guest or client experience
  • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time for training and safety purposes, and when interacting with guests and associates.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Appropriate professional appearance and demeanor
  • Have experience working in a similar (or translatable) environment
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task.

Additional Job Information/Anticipated

Pay Range

Pay Range: $24.39 - $27.10 - Pay rate outlined follows contract requirements.


Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account with Company Match
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • Sonesta Hotel Discounts
  • Educational Assistance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Various Employee Perks and Discounts
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Accident Insurance

Upon submitting your application, please ensure you complete a full application in addition to attaching a resume. Incomplete applications received will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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