Chautauqua Institution

  • F&B: Hot Appetizer/Fry Cook (Athenaeum Hotel Kitchen)

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 6 months ago(1/16/2019 10:00 AM)
    # of Openings
    Food & Bev: Culinary
  • Overview

    The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.


    Hot Appetizer/Fry Cooks will receive direction/guidance from the Sous Chef and work in conjunction with the Sauté Cook and Grill Cook to create components of most dishes within a timely fashion.


    Essential duties and repsonsibilities include the following: 

    • Follow restaurant recipes to prepare all elements needed prior to service, such as cleaning meats, sauces, starches, desserts, hot appetizers, and vegetable prep. Hot Appetizer/Fry Cooks will need to bring items from the walk-in refrigerator, gather plates, and bowls to complete line set up.
    • Work in a team environment with a high degree of professionalism while handling multiple priorities to produce efficient service.
    • Depending on need, Hot Appetizer/Fry Cooks may occasionally be required to work off-site at a private party of function.
    • Potentially handling several tickets at once during lunch and dinner services, Hot Appetizer/Fry Cooks will need to work in conjunction with other line cooks to ensure all food is plated and ready to be sent to front of house at the same time.
    • Hot Appetizer Cooks may work full-time or part-time with some opportunities for overtime, depending on schedule needs. Typically working lunch and evening services in eight hour shifts, many Hot Appetizer Cooks will be required to work weekends and may not receive two days off in a row if working full-time.
    • May be required to inventory station items on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis and report inventory to Sous Chef or Kitchen Manager.
    • All other duties as assigned.


    • Minimum 2-years experience in a high volume hotel, resort, or commercial kitchen with a focus on fine dining preferred. 
    • Food service permit or valid health/food handler certification preferred, but not required.  Food safety training will be provided.  


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