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Hyatt Back of House Culinary Support in CHARLESTON, South Carolina


This role is responsible for cooking, ordering, preparing, and garnishing all hot and cold food quickly in a hot and fast paced environment.They will assist to maintain the AAA Four Diamond Standards.

They shall strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times. They will be responsible for exemplifying the Wild Dunes Resort Culture as well as promoting Wild Dunes Resort as both the Destination and Employer of Choice!

This is an on call, seasonal role to support the culinary department. Hours and need are determined based on need from each culinary team.

Essential job FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand all culinary arts principles

  • Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of all food / non-food items, kitchen equipment and all kitchen surfaces

  • Ensure that all shelves, coolers and freezers are organized and maintained as per standards

  • Ensure proper stock rotation in all areas of the kitchen and minimize waste

  • Ensure that all cooking and holding temperatures are maintained per standards

  • All food items must be properly wrapped, labeled and dated at all times

  • Maintain hygiene standards

  • Must always be well presented, well groomed and in proper uniform

  • Assist in ordering and ensure that proper par stocks of all food / non-food items are maintained and special items as needed

  • Assist in receiving all goods and store on a FIFO basis

  • Monitor and ensure quality and consistency of all work and final products

  • Prepare food and assist in overseeing the development and preparation of all culinary products

  • Liaise with all kitchen production areas for their daily food orders / needs

  • Responsible for reporting all malfunctioning kitchen equipment and report the same to the Chef

  • Take ownership of and follow through with all opportunities

  • Assist the Chef in maintaining labor and food cost within budgetary guidelines

  • Assist in the daily production of Restaurants, room service and outlet menus, as well as monitoring the day to day prep lists.

  • Apply knife skills required for preparation of hot and cold foods

  • Ensures portion necessities and portion control for all food functions are recipes, especially high cost items

  • Meet with Sous Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance

  • Breakdown work station and complete closing duties; return all food items to the proper storage areas; rotate all returned product wrap cover label and date all item being put away; straighten up organize all storage areas clean up and wipe down food prep areas reach ins/walk ins and shelves; return all unused and clean utensil/equipment to the specified locations; ice down hot items from the steam table so they cool quickly; turn off all equipment not needed for the next shift; restock items that were depleted during the shift

  • Interacts with resort staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments when necessary

  • Attends mandatory monthly department meetings and appropriate resort and division meetings

  • Maintains constant awareness of safety issues, (i.e. broken glass, frayed electrical cords, leaks, broken locks and suspicious persons). Reports all safety incidents to on-duty supervisor.

  • Acts with responsibility towards all company property, supplies and equipment

  • Reports to work on time as designated by posted schedule

  • Maintain Unifocus Scores in Food Quality 90 or Higher

Colleague is held accountable for all duties of this job and other duties a s assigned.


experience & education:

  • High school education required

  • At least one year kitchen/prep experience or one year of culinary school required

  • Customer Service experience preferred


  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

  • Must be able to speak, write and understand English

  • Must have complete understanding of the fundamentals of the culinary operation

  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written

  • Must be able to work with an around kitchen equipment

  • Must be able to work with and around a diverse group of food, seasonings, etc.

  • Must possesses excellent communication skills

  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor

  • Must be able to work under pressure

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

  • Must have excellent listening skills

  • Must always ensure a teamwork environment

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and Colleagues

  • Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner

  • Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests

Colleagues who are hired at Wild Dunes Resort will be verified through the federal E-Verify system.


  • While primarily an indoor job, must be able to work at outdoor locations on occasion, walking on uneven surfaces;

  • Must be able to work in either hot or cold conditions

  • Must be able to stand on feet and walk throughout the day

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 50 lbs. & occasionally lift, carry, push & pull up to 75 lbs;

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, reaching and repetitive hand & arm movements constantly; squeezing and overhead reaching occasionally

  • Must be able to twist and bend frequently, and squat occasionally

Primary Location: US-SC-Isle of Palms

Organization: Wild Dunes Resort

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: On-call/Casual

Job: Administrative

Req ID: ISL000609

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.