Job Description


Des Moines Embassy Suites

Breakfast Cook

Full time

Atrium SPIRIT - where teamwork, passion and appreciation ignite service excellence

Primary Purpose: 

The primary purpose of the Cook is to provide guests with an excellent dining experience while preparing all orders in an efficient, timely and high-quality manner that is consistent with menu recipes.

Work Performed: 

The Cook will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments: 

  • Prepare and cook food items for line and cook-to-order breakfast consumption using standardized food techniques; 

  • Assist in the coordination of opening and closing breakfast as well as all line prep duties; 

  • Prepare all food for the following day as required and directed; 

  • Operate, maintain and properly clean kitchen equipment; 

  • Maintain sanitary regulations of food temperatures and rotating products; 

  • Complete regular sanitization/disinfection of all kitchen and food and beverage work areas to include flooring, storerooms, prep areas, buffets, dining tables, and equipment; 

  • Learn menus, recipes, preparations and presentation; 

  • Ability to operate dish machine and three compartment sinks; 

  • Separate and remove trash and garbage and place it in designated containers; 

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards; 

  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures, including reporting accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to management; and 

  • Any and all other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position. 



  • Prior customer service experience 
  • Prior related culinary experience 
  • Six (6) months of Culinary experience 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Food Safety Training certified or become certified within first 60 days of employment.  
  • Alcohol Awareness certified or become certified within first 60 days of employment  
  • Culinary Certification  
  • Able to lift a minimum of 50lbs occasionally and 15lbs regularly 
  • Able to bend and squat repeatedly 
  • Able to walk and stand for duration of scheduled shift  
  • Must be flexible to work day shifts, early mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays 


When you’re an Atrium Associate, you’re a part of a crucial workforce providing the ultimate ‘Home Away From Home’ for our guests. We know that it takes a lot of time and effort to provide these exceptional experiences, so we reward your efforts with a competitive compensation plan and other benefits and perks that allow you to offer your best to our guests. These benefits include:

  • Daily Pay
  • Significant Travel Discounts on Marriott and/or Hilton properties
  • 401k Plans
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other property specific benefits

Plus, we make sure you can grow your career the way you want to through Internship programs, training and development and over 80 hotels that offer incredible opportunities for career driven associates.


Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

Atrium Hospitality provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Atrium Hospitality brinda igualdad de oportunidades de empleo a todos los empleados y aplicantes de empleo y prohíbe la discriminación y el acoso de cualquier tipo sin distinción de raza, color, religión, edad, sexo, origen nacional, estado de discapacidad, genética, estado de veterano protegido, orientación sexual, género de identidad o expresión, o cualquier otra característica protegida por las leyes federales, estatales o locales. Esta política se aplica a todos los términos y condiciones de empleo, incluido el reclutamiento, la contratación, la colocación, la promoción, la terminación, el despido, el retiro, la transferencia, las licencias, la compensación y la capacitación.

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