Position Opening: Prep Cook – Chatham

Prep Cook 

A prep cook assists the culinary team with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to, chopping vegetables, cutting meat, weighing and mixing ingredients, washing and preparing food items, and preparing food stations.

Prep Cook Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow the head chef’s prep list to plan daily work
  • Label ingredients and food items, stock pantry and refrigerator shelves in an organized manner
  • Properly store food items in designated containers
  • Sanitize work areas and equipment, wash dishes, take out trash
  • Measure seasonings, condiments, and ingredients for use in cooking
  • Portion and wrap food; prepare ingredients for cooking
  • Wash, peel, and chop fruits and vegetables
  • Clean and cut or grind meat, fish, poultry, and shellfish
  • Place food in warming trays or refrigerated storage as appropriate
  • Use manual and electric equipment for food preparation
  • Perform basic cooking tasks such as stirring, straining, and parboiling food and reducing sauces
  • Maintain records of quantities of foods and ingredients used
  • Update supervisors when stock of food items or supplies are low
  • Inform managers about broken or malfunctioning equipment
  • Comply with food safety and sanitation guidelines

Prep Cook Requirements and Qualifications

  • Background as a prep cook or related experience, including expert knife skills
  • Availability for early morning shifts
  • Manual dexterity to ensure proper operation of kitchen utensils and cutting tools
  • Effective communication skills
  • Adept at performing tasks well in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to stand through duration of shift

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