Prep Cook
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Description

FLSA:  Non-exempt  

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  Up to 50% local travel required as needed   

SCHEDULE:  Variable schedule to include some nights and weekends as required  

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE: 

Under the supervision or direction of a Kitchen Supervisor or Chef, the Prep Cook is responsible for preparing ingredients and dishes for final execution or firing by chefs and supervisors as well as packaging and preparing food for delivery to event venues. Additionally, the Prep Cook will assist in the kitchen with any required tasks including, but not limited to, stocking of food and other items, cleaning, and caring for kitchen equipment while practicing safe food handling. Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the work, the people, and the customers are key to achieving success in this role. Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the work, the people, and the customers are key to achieving success in this role. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

· Assist the Event Food Service Lead in executing visually appealing hot and cold dishes 

· Set up prep area workstations for best efficiency 

· Maintain a clean and hygienic work area 

· Inform leadership team of any failures of or maintenance needs for any company vehicles used 

· Assist with loading and unloading to and from delivery vans of food and kitchen equipment 

· Close the venue prep area appropriately 

· Assist in cleaning and maintaining kitchen equipment 

· Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or equivalent   

 

Certification: California Food Handler’s Card required  

 

Experience: 

· Previous experience in a kitchen or food preparation setting required 

· Catering and/or banquet experience a plus 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

· Ability to stand or walk for up to eight (8) hours or more in a fast-paced environment requiring movement and the ability to lift/carry up to 35 lbs. 

· Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) language skills preferred 

 

Trademark Core Behaviors: 

· Passion for Exceeding Expectations 

· Collaboration with Client and Colleagues 

· Ethics without Compromise 

 

Note

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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