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Prep cook Job Description

Prep cook Job Description Template

As a recruitment expert, I understand that a prep cook is responsible for assisting the kitchen staff in preparing ingredients and performing basic cooking tasks. They must have knowledge of food safety and sanitation procedures and be able to work quickly and efficiently in a high-pressure environment.


  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including washing, chopping, and measuring
  • Assist in the preparation of meals by following recipes and instructions
  • Set up workstations with all necessary ingredients and cooking equipment
  • Ensure that food preparation areas are clean and sanitized
  • Store ingredients and food items according to food safety standards
  • Monitor food stock and inform the head chef of shortages
  • Perform basic cooking tasks such as boiling, simmering, and frying
  • Assist in cleaning the kitchen and equipment after meals are prepared


  • Prior experience working as a prep cook or in a similar role
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations
  • Ability to work independently and follow recipes accurately
  • Strong knife skills and the ability to handle kitchen equipment safely
  • Physical stamina and the ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Flexibility to work early morning, evening, and weekend shifts
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn and take direction from senior staff members

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