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Prep Cook

Prep Cook Job Description


[INSERT BUSINESS] is looking for a prep cook to join our team. Your job is to assist with preparing delicious dishes in our kitchen. You’ll complete routine kitchen tasks such as preparing workstations and ingredients so that our food matches the recipes. Our prep cooks need to be able to follow instructions and all health and safety rules in our kitchen. Candidates need to be capable of functioning in a fast-paced team environment. You will be compensated by [INSERT COMPENSATION]




Follow kitchen preparation duties instructed by chefs

Stock and label ingredients in an organized manner

Prepare ingredients i.e. washing and chopping vegetables, cutting poultry and fish etc.

Perform basic cooking tasks such as parboiling food and reducing sauces

Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by keeping up with sanitization standards

Ensure food and kitchen items are stored properly

Follow nutrition and sanitation guidelines

Execute other kitchen tasks as assigned




Knowledge of safety and health rules in the kitchen

[INSERT YEARS] minimum experience as a prep cook

Ability to operate cutting tools and utensils

Positive attitude


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