• Garde Manger Cook

    Job Locations US-LA-New Orleans
    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/14/2019 9:55 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Location : Location Name
    The Westin New Orleans
  • About Us

    $30 MILLION TRANSFORMATION COMPLETE IN FALL 2019. The Westin New Orleans Canal Place provides a unique opportunity for guests and associates to feel connected to the unique culture and vibrant pace for which our city is known. By November 2019, The Westin will have completed a $30 million transformation of all guestrooms, public areas, dining venues.

    Become a member of our team and enjoy competitive pay and benefits, including free lunch and dinner in our associate cafeteria, discounted parking, uniforms, guest service incentives, monthly birthday celebrations, quarterly awards ceremony, annual all associate crawfish boil and competition.


    Prepare food of consistent quality and assist in kitchen functions.


    The garde manger needs experience working with meats, cheeses, salads and other fresh cold foods. While specializing in cold foods, they are trained to work in all areas of the kitchen, filling in at any kitchen station that needs assistance. As an entry-level chef, the garde manger is assigned to salad plating and garnishing plates. With experience, creates cold dishes that are visually attractive and flavorful. As a member of the kitchen staff, the garde manger maintains food inventories, promotes food safety.


    Skills and Abilities:

    A garde manger must have the knowledge to select, properly prepare and present cold foods, from salads and sliced meats to cold or frozen desserts. This includes having a strong sense of taste and smell, the ability to read and execute recipes and an eye for visual presentation. Good knife skills for slicing, chopping and dicing foods into uniform size are essential. As a member of a large kitchen staff, must have the ability to work in a team environment and use good communication skills.

    Experienced in choosing, preparing, and presenting cold foods, such as salads, cold soups, meats and cheeses. Knife skills - cutting, chopping, carving, dicing. Ability to fill-in at other stations when chefs are absent.

    Experienced in choosing, preparing, and presenting cold foods, such as salads, cold soups, meats and cheeses.

    Knife skills - cutting, chopping, carving, dicing.

    Ability to fill-in at other stations when chefs are absent.

    Responsible for inventory, preparation and presentation of select dishes and food items.

    Able to work in a team-oriented environment and under considerable stress.

    Responsible for station hygiene and sanitation.

    May be required to assist with menu development, especially use of leftovers.


    • Hotel experience preferred.
    • Finger/hand dexterity in order to operate food machinery with or without reasonable accommodation. 
    • Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise, move goods weighing a maximum of 100 lbs. on a continuous schedule with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.


    HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefit program that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!

    For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance programs geared to you and your family's needs as well as Vacation/Sick/Holiday benefits. For your financial wellness, HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life insurance as well as Short and Long-Term Disability plans. Our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future.


    HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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