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Prep Cook
Title:Prep Cook
Location:Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar, Miami, FL (Wynwood)
Department:Kitchen Staff

General Summary of Duties:

We are looking for an ambitious Prep Cook to assist in the preparation of delicious dishes in the kitchen. You’ll perform routine kitchen tasks such as setting up workstations and ingredients, so that food can be prepared according to recipes. A great prep cook will be quick and diligent and willing to improve on the job. You will be deft and able to follow instructions as well as all health and safety rules in the kitchen. The ideal candidate will also be able to function in a fast-paced, busy environment as a part of a team.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands:

Requires mobility, bending, and reaching from floor level to six (6) feet. Transporting, pushing, pulling, and maneuvering trays and carts weighing up to seventy-five (75) pounds through crowded areas. Sense of smell, touch, and sound. Eye/hand coordination and manual dexterity. Ability to distinguish letters, symbols, and colors. Normal vision and hearing range.

Typical Working Conditions:

Complexity of Work: Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Examples of Duties (includes but is not limited to the following):

  1. Follow the prep list created by chefs to plan duties
  2. Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they can be organized and easily accessible
  3. Measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking
  4. Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat etc.
  5. Undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc.
  6. Prepare simple dishes such as salads, entrees etc.
  7. Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash etc.
  8. Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
  9. Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines
  10. Perform other kitchen duties as assigned

Performance Requirements (knowledge, skills and abilities)

Proven experience as prep cook. Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen. Manual dexterity able to operate cutting tools and kitchen utensils. A team player with good communication skills. Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure. Very good physical condition and endurance. Training from a culinary school will be an asset.

Education:                 High school education or equivalent.

Experience:               Relevant experience in a high quality, high volume operation preferred.

License/Certificate:  Food Safety Employee Training required.

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