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Prep Cook

Department: Culinary

Reports to: Executive Chef

Status: Exempt

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Job Summary:

The Prep Cook will be responsible for preparing the kitchen in a multitude of tasks to include the day to day preparation of the meals within all the F & B outlets and to continually uphold the Luminary & Co service standards and Mainsail Lodging & Development standards.

Essential Functions

  • Basic vegetable prep – peeling, slicing, dicing, and portioning
  • Basic sauce prep – primarily stocks, salad dressings, sauces and vinaigrettes
  • Basic cooking of bulk prep items braised meats, soups, and sides
  • Minor butchering –processing whole poultry and fish
  • Pastry & baking preparation
  • General cleaning – to include equipment, floors, walls, coolers, and freezers
  • Dishwashing –all Luminary & Co. kitchen staff wash dishes
  • Ability to listen and understand specific
  • Ability to cut and chop food as well as other tasks
  • Ability to work long hours standing over hot stoves and grills.
  • Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment
  • Follow Safe Staff sanitary compliance throughout every area working in the kitchen
  • Follow all safety procedures to include knife safety
  • Restock clean dishes, flatware and all cooking equipment to the appropriate storage areas.
  • Maintain the kitchen work area in an orderly and clean condition.
  • Clean or prepare various food for cooking or serving to include peeling vegetables, portioning products, etc.
  • Follow proper hand washing procedures
  • Assist with plate up dinners during banquets
  • Stock supplies for the kitchen in specified locations and maintain area in order
  • Sweep, Scrub, mop floors. Wipe walls, coolers, freezers and equipment
  • Sort and remove trash and clean the garbage cans / whales daily
  • Maintain trash area and place in proper area for pickup
  • Assist with loading and unloading of food deliveries and supplies
  • Maintain a professional presentable uniform and personal grooming
  • Able to effectively communicate with the team on a daily basis
  • Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel / restaurant
  • Follow Safe Staff sanitary compliance throughout every area working in the kitchen
  • Perform other duties as management requests to service our guests

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in restaurant
  • Previous culinary kitchen experience, baking & pastry preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Ability to use knives, kitchen machinery safely and effectively.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Long hours sometimes required

Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Ability to work with others in a high demand kitchen
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction and provide direction to others
  • Manage differing personalities within the kitchen, the hotel and the community
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
  • Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary

Career Information

Date Posted:
November 24, 2021

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