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Lead Banquet Culinarian

Position Summary:

Responsible for the preparation of food items required for all banquet events (breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, and special parties), while following local health department standards, Suburban Inns’ Core Values, and Hilton/Embassy Suites standards, as well as assuming responsibility for the supervision of the Back of the House in the absence of the Executive Chef.


Essential Functions:

  • Report to work in professionally appropriate attire, presented neat and clean
  • Greet all guests in a friendly, positive manner.  Ask questions of guests and make personal connections to make them feel they are welcome and valued
  • Anticipate and meet the needs and expectations of our guests, then go one step further
  • Supervise kitchen staff to ensure that methods of cooking, garnishing, and portion sizes are as prescribed by recipes
  • Assist in the training Team Members on sanitation and safety, menu planning, and related production activities
  • Assist in interviewing, hiring and evaluating performance of all BOH banquet staff according to Suburban Inns guidelines at the discretion of the Executive Chef
  • Monitor Food and labor costs to achieve maximum profitability
  • Collect food and beverage products and small wares required for item preparation
  • Operate food production equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Carefully follow standard recipes while preparing assigned items for banquet service
  • Assist in plating food items for service
  • Handle leftover food items as instructed by the Executive Chef
  • Return soiled food preparation utensils and small ware items to the proper areas
  • Clean banquet preparation/serving equipment
  • Clean assigned work station areas
  • Consistently use safe and sanitary food handling practices
  • Clean up venue after event ends and assist with inventory, food storage and other closeout tasks
  • Follow all Suburban Inns processes and Embassy Suites standards
  • Exhibit regular and recurrent attendance records
  • Other duties as requested by management


Position Requirements:

Minimum Knowledge:  Requires ability to interpret / extract information and / or perform arithmetic functions. Good communication skills

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent related experience. Two years of job-related experience.

License, Registration, and/or Certification Required:  Servsafe certification


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