The Buffet Attendant will assist the Buffet Cook accurately cook meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking for the buffet line. The Banquet Attendant is also primarily responsible for setting up, maintaining and breaking down the buffet area, assisting servers and other staff as needed. POSITION AUTHORITY: The incumbent is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities, provided such action is consistent with position guidelines as outlined below. POSITION GUIDELINES: Position guidelines include, but are not limited to, established company and department policies and procedures and all supervisory directives. The incumbent is expected to exercise sound, reasonable judgment and initiative, and give high priority to accuracy and details in the performance of job responsibilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: •Assume 100% responsibility for quality of food products served on the buffet line •Fill and rotate food vessels on the buffet line •Have great people skills and manners as guests will be asking questions regarding food on the buffet •Communicate with both buffet and pantry cook ensuring that there is enough food in warmers and coolers and tableware for the day •Follow proper buffet presentation •Maintain clean and sanitary work station area including silverware, tables, shelves, portable cart, steam table, steamer, warmer and full buffet inside and out •Assist in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed •Handle, store, and rotate product properly •Properly closes buffet making sure that everything is turned off and assist other kitchen staff in closing duties •Any and all other duties as assigned; duties are subject to change as management deems necessary to best serve the needs of Moody Gardens EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: •Minimum 1 year of prior Kitchen Preparation and Cooking experience required •Minimum 3 months prior experience in similar capacity •Must obtain Food Handlers certification prior to beginning work REQUIRED SKILLS: •Must be reliable and responsible •Must be able to communicate effectively with Managers, Kitchen staff, and dining room personnel •Must maintain personal hygiene in accordance with Moody Gardens standards for food service personnel PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: •Ability to transport up to 50 pounds •Ability to lift up to 35 pounds regularly •Ability to remain standing for entire shift •Must possess manual dexterity required to use knives and kitchen appliances •Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and evenings. Interested applicants should fax application and/or resume to 409.683.4930 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all applicants for their interest, however, due to the volume of applications and/or resumes, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted..
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