Cook – Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman

Job title: Cook – Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman

Company: Benchmark Hospitality

Job description: Come be a part of something bigger!

More than 10,000 dedicated employees around the world bring their unique talents, expertise and experiences to work every day with Benchmark. Our strength lies in our diversity, positive service attitude and determination to succeed. Come be a part of our “Be the Difference” philosophy, where every employee, at every level, in every job strives to capture moments when they can provide memorable, personalized service to our guests, coworkers, and communities.

We are a strong believer in offering our employees Work-Life Effectiveness through, practices, policies, and programs to help our employees achieve success at both work and home. Here are just some of the great benefits we offer:

  • Full Time employees have access to Medical and Dental insurance to fit your needs
  • Benchmark University (You can grow both personally and professionally through on-line webinars and self-study courses)
  • 401K match (Let us help you build your financial future)
  • Companywide Hotel Room Discounts (Who doesn’t love to get away)
  • Paid Time Off (Holidays/Vacation)
  • Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you)
  • Employee family events (bring the kids!)
  • Partnerships and discounts with major retailers such as AT&T, Verizon and Dish to name a few
  • Many more, please inquire for more details

Who are we? About Signature:
​The menu is straightforward and beguiling, featuring Andrew’s contemporary interpretations of classic dishes — fresher, brighter versions of traditional cuisine enlivened with unconventional Texas spirit. We seek out the world’s finest ingredients and sometimes look no farther than our own backyard, where the herb garden brings just-picked flavors to your table. Local and organic ingredients change the menu as the seasons peak and wane, but the constants are quality, flavor, artistry in the kitchen and a warm welcome when you walk in the door.

As a Cook at Signature, you will be a part of the culinary team which masterfully crafts distinctive dishes and cultivates an authentic food experience for our guests. Your food knowledge will be put to the test as you prepare, cook, and garnish meals which are distinct by design, yet true to its place.

What you will have an opportunity to do:

Essential Job Functions:

Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.

Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment. Use equipment only as intended.

Anticipate guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day.

Maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.

Maintain and strictly abide by State sanitation/Health regulations and Hotel requirements.

Meet with Head Cook/Sous Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance.

Start prep work on items needed for the particular menu of the day.

Organize all of the various prep items needed from different areas to ensure that all items are in place and ready for service.

Continue prep work after the meal period for the next meal service.

Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guide.

Inform the Sous Chef of any shortages before the item runs out.

Communicate any assistance needed during busy periods to the Sous Chef to ensure optimum service to guests.

Inform Head Cook of any excess items that can be used in daily specials or elsewhere.

Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements.

Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education:

High school education or equivalent required

College degree in culinary is preferred

At least one year kitchen/prep experience or one year of culinary school required

Customer Service experience preferred

Job Requirements:

Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit

Must be able to speak, write and understand English

Must have complete understanding of the fundamentals of the culinary operation

Must have any required certification to Handle Food

Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written

Must be able to work with an around kitchen equipment

Must provide own culinary knives

Must be able to work with and around a diverse group of food, seasonings, etc.

Must possesses excellent communication skills

Must be professional in appearance and demeanor

Must be able to work under pressure

Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

Must have excellent listening skills

Must always ensure a teamwork environment

Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays

Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and associates

Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner

Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests

Working Conditions:

While primarily an indoor job, must be able to work at outdoor locations on occasion, walking on uneven surfaces;

Must be able to work in either hot or cold conditions

Must be able to stand on feet and walk throughout the day

Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 50+ lbs. & occasionally lift, carry, push & pull up to 75 lbs;

Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, reaching and repetitive hand & arm movements constantly; squeezing and overhead reaching occasionally

Must be able to twist and bend frequently, and squat occasionally

Benefits and Perks:

Free Meals

Gym Membership Discounts

Six Flags Discounts

Shoes for Crews Program

Benchmark Associate Room Rates (for family and friends as well!)

Golf Course Discounts

F&B Discounts

Free Parking

Spa Discount

Benchmark Perks


Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates)

Medical Benefits (Full-Time Associates)

Sick Pay (Full-Time Associates)

What are we looking for?

Benchmark Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Expected salary:

Location: San Antonio, TX

Job date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:30:32 GMT

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