Banquet Cook - Part Time

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street

Portland, ME 04101

Telephone (207) 775-5411

Banquet Cook - Part Time

Part Time

Posted October 8, 2019


Position Summary:

The Banquet Cook prepares high quality food under supervision of Banquet Chef, Exec. Sous Chef and Exec. Chef to established quality/quantity guidelines


The Banquet Cook is responsible for the timely, accurate preparation and plating of banquet food items based on company specifications and function contracts.

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressive experience food & beverage in a hotel or related field
  • Valid ServSafe Certificate
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • College course work in related field preferred

Tools & Equipment:

  • Calculator, computer, copier, scanner, other office equipment
  • Various cutlery, can opener, blenders, band saw, gas range, deep fryer, griddles, char-broiler, conventional oven, choppers, meat grinder, meat slicer, convection ovens, deck ovens, range tops, broiler, steam table, various refrigeration/freezers, toaster, scales, steam kettles

Physical Requirements:

  • Long hours sometimes required
  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects
  • In and out of refrigerators/freezers with some frequency
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time without sitting or leaning

Mental Requirements:

  • Oral and Written Comprehension and Expression - Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly in English
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary
  • Must work well in stressful, high pressure situations
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure
  • Must have the ability to assimilate complex information, data, etc. from multiple sources and consider, adjust, or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests
  • Mathematical Reasoning - Must be able to work with and understand basic arithmetic functions

Other Abilities, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of F&B procedures and serving standards
  • Health Department rules and regulations
  • Ice Carving

Duties & Functions


  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a friendly, service oriented manner
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Interstate standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working
  • Comply at all times with Interstate standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations
  • Roast meats/poultry to proper temperature
  • Portion and bakes fish per function contract
  • Prepare food in bulk for banquet operation
  • Prepare and store properly & expediently various fruits and vegetables
  • Understand proper food storage & handling procedures
  • Maintains clean and sanitary working environment
  • Differentiate spices and use same effectively
  • Prepare, store, heat and serve hot hors d'oeuvres
  • Cook potatoes in various fashions per function contracts/recipe cards
  • Use Fryolator safely and effectively
  • Understand battering and/or breading techniques
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the following cooking techniques: braising, pan-frying,, sauté, poaching, boiling, par-cooking, broiling, deep frying, roasting
  • Cook rice and pastas
  • Dish up food in sufficient quantity to service specific functions
  • Serve food to waiters, sauce platters as they go into dining room
  • Recover left-over food from function; and return same to main kitchen
  • Insure compliance with all local liquor laws, and health & sanitation regulations
  • Insure departmental compliance with S.O.P.s
  • Be up to date on all guest services, promotions and events in the Hotel
  • Keep immediate supervisors fully informed of all challenges or matters requiring his/her attention


  • Other duties as required
  • Follow direction of Sous Chef and Banquet Chef in daily tasks
  • Recognize available food garnished and utilize same
  • Participate in all hotel and departmental meetings as requested

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please call (703) 387-3888 or email with the nature of your accommodation request and include the Hotel location and title of the job opening. Please allow one (1) business day for a reply.

The Westin Portland Harborview

289 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

The Westin Portland Harborview provides travelers a perfect vantage point to explore Maine's largest city. Originally opened in 1927 as the Eastland Park Hotel, this historic hotel has been immaculately restored. Visitors can take a short walk to discover the Old Port and some of the best restaurants, retail shops, museums and artistic venues in Maine. Guests will leave feeling better than when they arrived when they stay over in our plush rooms and suites. Each of the guest rooms feature a stunning view of downtown, the harbor or Casco Bay. Guests can enjoy a thoroughly satisfying night's sleep in a Westin Heavenly® Bed. They can re-energize in our state-of-the-art Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio or relax with a massage, manicure and more at Artné Spa. We offer on-site dining, including the timelessly chic Top of the East rooftop restaurant with panoramic views. Weddings and meetings thrive here with nearly 15,000 square feet of event space and a spectacular grand ballroom.