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Fairmont Production Cook in Berkeley, California

Every memorable dining experience at Accor begins behind the scenes with our culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. Your versatility and the care you devote to food preparation as Production Cook will support your team in creating truly spectacular fare for our internal guests.

Hotel Overview: Born of a golden era, the history of The Claremont dates back to the early days of the Gold Rush, when a Kansas farmer by the name of Bill Thornburg "struck it rich". The Claremont boasts an award winning Spa & The Club at The Claremont.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, Executive Chef , responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow Colleagues

  • Prepare and service all food items for a la carte and/or buffet menus according to hotel recipes and standards and direction of supervising leader

  • Actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions in daily shift briefings. Contribute menu ideas

  • Maintain proper rotation of product in all chillers/storage/freezers and work areas to minimize wastage/spoilage. All food items dated and labeled accordingly

  • Ensure storeroom requisitions are accurate

  • Have full knowledge of all menu items, daily features and promotions

  • Complete daily prep list, productions sheets and communicate with leader any challenges or inventory levels

  • Ensure mise en place is complete in a timely fashion in accordance to recipes/standards/guidelines & training

  • Ensure the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment

  • Communicate with fellow colleagues and leaders for needs and assistance through verbal and/or written communication

  • Will support and promote controls of Food waste and spoilage while informing the leader of all incidents

  • Maintain departmental and culinary standards set forth by the leaders

  • Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards

  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Previous experience in the Culinary field required

  • CA Food Handlers Certificate

  • Journeyman’s papers or international equivalent an asset

  • Diploma/Certification in a Culinary discipline an asset

  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

  • Highly responsible & reliable

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced, loud & hot environment

  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team

  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

    Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs.

  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling

  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

    Visa Requirements: Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

    Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

    To keep our employees and the general public safe from the threat of COVID-19 and the rise of variants in the community, Claremont Club and Spa has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

    Why work for Accor? We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities. By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

    Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/V/D