Hotel Granduca

Lead Cook

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Culinary - Cooks



Hotel Granduca Austin is the newest jewel in the Granduca Hospitality Group. The luxurious nine-story hotel sits atop the hills on Bee Caves Road and Loop 360 in the beautiful Westlake district, just a few minutes from downtown Austin. 

With 194 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites, five state-of-the-art meeting rooms, as well as a stunning ballroom seating up to 220 guests, this exquisite boutique hotel is the only hotel in Austin to receive "The Leading Hotels of the World" designation. Granduca Hotel is an appealing destination for events, special occasions and luxurious accommodation. 

Relax with friends in our popular Visconti Ristorante & Bar, and enjoy our delectable Northern Italian fine cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The Lead Cook is responsible for assisting the Executive Chef and Sous Chef in creating a culinary experience that is unsurpassed, while adhering to regulations and maintaining the standards of Granduca Hotel.


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.




  • Prepare and submit all food requisitions and transfers to the Sous Chef to ensure proper controls.
  • Assist and support line staff and maintain communication between the management and culinary team.
  • Maintain knowledge about all recipes, presentations and taste of dishes as established by hotel policy.
  • Check the quality of raw materials in assigned areas, as well as storage, handling and usage.
  • Conduct training on all food preparations, hygiene and appearance standards in department.
  • Update Sous Chef and Executive Chef on all aspects of assigned section, including equipment, working environment, employee relations and confloict resolution.
  • Assist in developing new dishes and recipes by keeping up with the latest market trends.
  • Conduct daily audit checks of all refrigerators and freezers for proper functioning and cleanliness.
  • Assist with preparation of menu items for all outlet areas including Banquets.
  • Maintain a professional, neat and organized appearance according to Hotel Granduca standards.

  • Provide warm, engaging and personalized service.

  • Assist in other areas of department as required.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and sanitation regulations.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Maintain on-going training with team to ensure warm and engaging service, and the ability to anticipate our guests’ every need with care and thoughtfulness.

  • Assist in ensuring a safe work environment at all times, including reporting improper safety practices and work related injuries. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • At least 4 years' related experience in a culinary environment of a full service hotel.
  • Must possess valid Food Handler's certificate or equivalent.

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must possess clear, concise written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate professionally and effectively with guests, fellow associates, and vendors.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain any government required licenses, certificates or permits.

Hotel Granduca  is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 


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