Conference Center Cook

About Convene

Founded in 2009, Convene is the nation’s fastest-growing network of meeting, event and conference venues, integrating technology, hospitality, culinary, and human-centered design to create a transformative user experience. In partnership with leading commercial landlords, the company also provides on-demand space and hospitality services for building tenants and their employees through the first-ever workplace-as-a-service (WaaS) platform. With locations in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., Convene has plans to expand to Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago in the future. Over 5,000 companies, including more than 65 percent of Fortune 100 companies, partner with Convene to host meetings and events of all sizes. Convene has been named one of Forbes’ 100 most promising companies, and one of Inc.’s fastest-growing companies. At the cornerstone of Convene’s massive growth, company culture remains an integral piece of Convene’s success. In 2016 Convene was awarded the Smart CEO top company culture award.

Role Summary

We’re looking for a Conference Center Cook to join Convene’s prestigious Culinary Team. The Conference Center Cook is responsible for assisting in daily production of culinary requirements and works in partnership with the Service and Production teams to ensure we are exceeding the expectations of our clients. We need someone with experience in high volume environments with a focus on presentation and conference style catering. As a Convene employee, you will use Convene’s Core Values to guide your day-to-day: genuine, relentless, integrity, and teamwork.

 Competencies

  • Minimum High School/GED diploma
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of culinary arts
  • Some experience preferred
  • Must be highly motivated and ready to lead themselves and other team members
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems
  • Proven excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to actively engage in conversations with clients
  • Proven excellent attention to detail
  • Must have knowledge in sanitation guidelines
  • Food Hygiene or Food Handling Certificate preferred (i.e. SerySafe/NYC DOH)
  • TIPS Certifications preferred
  • Knowledge of various cooking techniques such as baking, roasting, broiling, grilling, and the use of required tools

 Duties & Responsibilites

  • Prepare, season and cook various soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and other food related items for consumption in the establishment
  • Estimate food requirements and place the correct order to suppliers
  • Observe and understand all DEHC safety and security procedures
  • Observe and test foods by tasting, smelling, and ensuring the correct temperatures in accordance to DEHC standards
  • Present oneself in a professional manner

 Physical Requirements

  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required
  • Ability to move, lift, carry, push, pull and place objects up to 25 pounds without assistance
  • Ability to reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping
  • Ability to stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time

 


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