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Cook 2

Position Overview

Company Overview


We work with some of the most talented and unique individuals in our business, who always ensure the extraordinary guest experience of Dorchester Collection and the hotels within it. It is, after all, our people that bring our vision to life. As a member of our Dorchester Collection Family, we will support your development by nurturing your personality, creating a transparent culture of trust collaboration and appreciation. Supported by our annual personal development planning, tailored learning opportunities and our Academy programs you will be a part of creating a bespoke experience.

Treasured by guests. Cherished by employees. Celebrated worldwide.

As an employee, you are expected to provide our guests with a bespoke and memorable experience measured to the highest standards of quality and service delivery. Additionally the execution of your position will be in accordance to our company policies, standards and procedures.

Our company values are the fundamental spirit on how we reach our goals. As an ambassador of Dorchester Collection you will be entrusted with our values and expected to further enrich our We Care culture: Passion - Personality - Respect - Working Together - Creativity

This job description is intended to illustrate the main duties and responsibilities of the role. It is not intended to be exhaustive and please be advised that the duties and responsibilities may be added on a temporary or permanent basis as appropriate.   

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Position Overview

Division & Department

Food & Beverage - Kitchen

Job Title

Cook 2

Contract Type


Position Overview

The primary function of the Cook 2 is to assume the following job responsibilities Ensure proper portion, arrangement, and food garnish to be served. Serve food in proper portions onto proper receptacle. Set-up, clean and break down work station. Wash and disinfect kitchen area including tables, tools, knives, and equipment. Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing. Wash and peel fresh fruits and vegetables. Prepare and cook food. Provide quality service to ensure positive results reflected in LQA, AAA, Forbes standard results and guest comment cards

Essential Functions & Physical Requirements

Individual must possess the following characteristics and requirements to perform the functions of the position. Professional appearance, confident demeanor, positive attitude, engaging personality, humility, integrity and abide by the principles, goals and policies in Hotel Bel-Air Pledge. Due to the nature of the hospitality industry, employees are required to work varying schedules, including weekends & holidays, to accommodate the business and demands of the hotel.


  • Always have a notebook to write recipes, procedures and prep lists with.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with other employees.
  • Daily communication with Cook 1, Cook 1 Supervisor and Sous Chef.
  • Discuss hotel status, special attention arrivals and /or special attention guests with dietary/allergic restrictions, kitchen status (equipment repairs, cleanliness, and special needs projects), kitchen morale, suggestions of ways to improve guests’ experiences through new food offerings and ideas to drive revenue.
  • Proper communications with stewards to ensure kitchen is running at the highest possible sanitary standards.
  • Constantly pushing self to learn more about food service through books, magazines and dining out.
  • Ensure complete wash and sanitized kitchen is passed over to the next shift.
  • Working knowledge of all stewarding processes and equipment’s.
  • Daily line checks with team members ensuring quality and shelf life of product. Responsible for utilizing product through alternative outlets to minimize product loss.
  • Closely monitor portion sizing to ensure consistency.
  • Assist in maintaining all logs and checklists for State and Internal audits.
  • Assist for creating new tasting/menu items for Private pool bar area.
  • Assist for updating recipe books with proper procedures.
  • Assist for protein/plate counts for service.
  • Assist for (Preventative) Maintenance log in Chef’s office with engineering team.
  • Thorough check of all walk-ins to ensure proper storage and rotation.
  • Expert in plating using proper service ware.
  • Responsible for shift line-ups, if Cook 1 (supervisor) is not available, informing F&B staff of specials and menu items no longer available.
  • Ensure storerooms are in excellent condition, maintaining/delegating maintenance when necessary.



Highest standards of food product, sanitation, storage, and handling procedures
Food product, presentation, and service standards


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to  talk, and hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk and stand for up to 8 hours.  Ability to bend, stoop, crouch, use hand, finger and wrist dexterity. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Qualifications and Desirables




Clear fluent conversational English. Fluent bilingual technical conversation vocabulary (English/Spanish) would be an asset.
Ability to provide legible communication.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as recipes, memos, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and requisitions.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to respond to and creatively resolve guest inquiries or complaints.

Desirable Skills:

Experience in a 4-5 star hotel’s culinary program.
Passion and respect for food and service.
Sense of urgency.
Desire for more knowledge pertaining to the culinary field.


Due to nature of the hospitality industry, employees are required to work varying schedules, including holidays, to accommodate the business and demands of the hotel


Ability to cross train in various departments for overall understanding of the operations and provide ultimate guest experience.


Benefit Package

Our global success is dependent on everyone who is a part of our team. Our belief is that everyone who works here should share the rewards. For this role this will mean the following benefit package.


  • Medical Benefits
  • 401k Plan
  • Sick Time
  • Complimentary Accommodations


EOE:  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.


ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.


Full time

Job location

Job Location



701 Stone Canyon Road  90077 Los Angeles

Candidate criteria

Required languages

English (Fluent)