Banquet Cook

Banquet Cook is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the banquet culinary department. The banquet culinary department is responsible for creating/preparing food for all banquet functions including weddings and corporate/social events at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. A skill as a line cook should be matched with creativity and a culinary vision.


· Use Banquet Event Order (BEO) to prep and cook food

· Prep ingredients to include portioning, chopping and storing food

· Prepare and cook based on recipes, quality standards and presentation standards

· Create decorative food displays

· Assist with banquet plate-ups ensuring proper platting presentations

· Setup and operate action stations for banquet or buffet

· Carve buffet meats as requested by guests

· Support banquet staff in ensuring adequate stock of food items

· Operate ovens, stoves, grills, microwaves and fryers to prepare foods


· Proven experience as a Banquet Cook, Line Cook or relevant role

· Great attention to detail and creativity

· In depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation and baking techniques

· Education/certificate in culinary arts, pastry, baking or relevant field

· ServSafe certified

· Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

· Organization and Leadership Skills

· Stress Management/Composure

· Multi-task oriented

· Collaboration Skills

· Thoroughness

· Communication Proficiency

· Flexibility

Physical Demands

· Walk and stand during entire shift.

· Continuously reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop and wipe.

· Remain stationary for long periods of time.

· Be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

· Be able to manipulate fingers, hands and arms to cut, measure, pour, serve, carry and wipe.

· Good close and distant vision and ability to adjust focus between the two.

Position Type/Work Schedule Expectation

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, variable hour position to include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Typical week consists of banquet prep during the day mid-week with events taking place in the evenings on the weekends.