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Prep Cook Job Description

A prep cook sauteeing a mealA Prep Cook is responsible for preparing ingredients to assist Chefs , Sous Chefs and Line Cooks in creating dishes.

They may also assist with cleaning kitchen equipment, restocking cooking ingredients and preparing simple dishes, including appetizers, salads and sandwiches.

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Prep Cook Job Overview

[Restaurant Name] is seeking a dedicated Prep Cook to assist in the preparation of mouthwatering dishes in our kitchen.

Responsibilities include setting up workstations, preparing ingredients and ensuring food is cooked according to recipes.

The ideal candidate is efficient, detail-oriented and committed to following health and safety guidelines. If you have a passion for culinary excellence, we invite you to join our team and contribute to delivering an exceptional dining experience to our guests.

Salary: $20,000–$46,000/year (non-tipped position)

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week with the possibility of overtime)

Prep Cook Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and organize ingredients for cooking
  • Measure and portion ingredients accurately
  • Cut, chop and dice vegetables, fruits and meats
  • Clean and maintain kitchen equipment, utensils and workstations
  • Assist in the preparation of simple dishes
  • Monitor inventory levels and coordinate with kitchen staff to order additional supplies as needed

Prep Cook Experience Requirements & Skills

  • Proficiency in fundamental cooking techniques and food preparation
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of proper food safety and sanitation practices
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Openness to having a flexible schedule (including evenings, weekends and holidays)

Prep Cook Education & Qualifications Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Certification from a culinary school is a plus