• Premium and Standard Cooks - Madison Square Garden

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    Functional Area
    Customer Service/Support
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.



    The Premium Cook will be responsible for establishing and maintaining standards of operation in the areas of food quality, profitability, timeliness of food, cleanliness and maintenance, performance of staff and daily operations.  The Premium Cook will create a daily menu for the management team or work in other areas under the direction of the Executive Chef. Maintains food safety standards in accordance with Department of Health. The Cook will ensure all food received from purchasing meets all specifications.  Ensures all food is prepared of the highest quality and ensure quality presentation.  Orders all food products to correct levels ensuring using freshest product possible.  Maintains proper rotation of food to ensure quality and freshness.  Engages in weekly reviews with Executive Chef to discuss products, food quality and presentation.  Maintains accurate inventories and schedule kitchen labor to budget.  Ensures menus meet budget on all costs.  Expedites all food leaving kitchen, to ensure correct temperatures and garnishes and presentation. 




    • Cooks are responsible for the preparation of food to be served in a timely manner while following precise recipes and directions from Executive Chef.
    • Menu creation & execution with Nutritionist
    • Be adaptable and aware of dietary restrictions, etc.
    • Follow recipes and procedures to MSG standards and specifications.
    • Ensure Department of Health guidelines are being met consistently
    • Complete opening and closing inventory check lists, ensure proper food rotation and minimize/track waste.
    • Keep work areas clean and organized before, during, and at the conclusion of an event.
    • Cleaning duties include but not limited to: scrubbing work surfaces and walls, sweeping, mopping and breaking down/cleaning, all cooking equipment.



    • Minimum 2-5 years of prior Sous Chef or Specialty Cook experience in a high-end restaurant, hotel or catering space.
    • Candidates who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred
    • Culinary School degree along with Sous Chef experience is preferred.
    • Must be able to obtain a NYC Food Handling Department of Health certification.
    • Will have demonstrated creativity and presentations skills
    • Strong attention to detail is essential
    • High level of commitment and energy
    • Must have the ability to execute multiple tasks in a high-pressured environment along with the ability to oversee multiple projects and ensure the highest quality standards.
    • Proactive self-starter and able to work collaboratively and in a team environment
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Must be willing to travel to other locations as needed
    • Excellent verbal & written communication, organizational and time management skills required
    • Possess exceptional attention to detail and strong follow-up skills necessary
    • Demonstrates integrity, tact, diplomacy and a commitment to company values, and principles while ensuring the upmost consistency
    • Strong interpersonal/customer service skills
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights and holidays required. May have split days off



    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.


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