John Q Hammons Lead Cook in branson, Missouri

About Us

With 35 owned properties, comprised of more than 8,400 guest rooms and 1.7 million square feet of banquet space, our properties and brands represent some of the finest facilities in the industry and a competitive edge for John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts!

Mr. Hammons built properties that provide an exceptional guest experience. Our vision is to ensure we live up to Mr. Hammons standards of excellence by providing exceptional award winning facilities for each guest!

Position Description

Job Purpose:

To use knowledge of a la carte cooking and act as line leader, giving directions to others on production line. Also, to produce all orders on an a la carte basis and prep for buffets, banquets, salad bars and hors d’ oeuvres.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use knowledge of a la carte cooking, meat temperatures and presentation to create a finished product that is consistent with menu specifications and standards.

  • Prepare all orders turned in by service staff, ensuring that all orders are cooked quickly and according to order.

  • Ensure food leaves kitchen in peak condition.

  • Prepare items for meal service including sauces, soups, set up, and other items associated with the daily menu.

  • Prep food products using standard food preparation techniques.

  • Learn menus, recipes, preparation and presentation.

  • Ensure all food is stored in proper containers and at proper storage and holding temperatures. Date all food containers and rotate as per the SOP, making sure that all perishables are kept at proper temperatures.

  • Prepare food needed by other kitchen departments, which is best prepared by this department; and prepare all food for the next shift and for the following day as required and directed by Supervisor.

  • Maintain work area, including all counter tops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration in a clean and sanitary condition in accordance with state, county and company health regulations and work safety regulations.

  • Take responsibility for assigned employees in absence of Supervisor, assigns work, and ensures proper performance of assigned employees.

  • Report to work for scheduled shift, on time and in uniform in accordance with company policy.

  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; complete safety training and certifications.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:

  • Skillfully use hand tools or machines to prepare food

  • Read recipes, picture what the finished product will look like, ensure accuracy of the work as it is turned out.

  • Must have the ability to follow instructions and to perform assigned tasks with limited supervision.

  • Use arithmetic to figure amounts of product needed; measure ingredients with precision.

Job Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, culinary school a plus.


  • Minimum one (1) year experience as line cook and six (6) months as pantry/prep cook; OR equivalent combination.

Benefits and EEO

Full-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Company paid life with employee paid supplemental options

  • Matching 401-k with immediate vesting for eligible participating associates

  • Company Hotel Travel Discounts

John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerMinorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans Click to view EEO is the Law

Note: To be considered for this position, candidates MUST apply at

Location NameBranson, MO Chateau

Location Address415 N. State hwy 265

Requisition ID2018-13036

CategoryHotel - Food Preparation and Serving

Scheduledays/shifts vary to include weekends and holidays

Previous Experience Preferred6 Months

Employment TypeRegular Full Time

Pay Rate$13.00