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Prep Cook

Reports to: Kitchen Manager

Summary of Position:

Cook and prepare a variety of food products including meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, sauces, stocks, breads and other food products using a variety of equipment and utensils according to the Daily Prep List.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Complete opening and closing checklists.

  • Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties.

  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.

  • Understands and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.

  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.

  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, walls grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.

  • Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen.

  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.

  • Promptly reports equipment and food quality problems to Kitchen Manager.

  • Inform Kitchen Manager immediately of product shortages.

  • Uses our Standard Recipe Card for preparing all products. Do not rely on the memory of yourself or other employees.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Kitchen Manager or manager-on-duty.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking.

  • Must be able to communicate clearly with managers and kitchen personnel.

  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.

  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours).