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We are looking for a Prep Cook to help us with the preparation of various dishes and drinks. You will be responsible for planning daily kitchen duties by referring to the prep lists from Chefs. Also, you should be able to arrange all the required ingredients. You will also be responsible for labelling and storing food items in correct counters.  

Your other job responsibilities will include washing, chopping vegetables, and cutting meat. Moreover, you should also assist in basic cooking duties such as preparing salads and parboiling food. You should be able to work in a team as well as independently. In addition to this, you should ensure compliance with the health and safety guidelines at all times.  

As a Prep Cook, you should have an understanding of basic cooking techniques and familiarity with various kitchen appliances. Also, you should demonstrate excellent physical and mental fitness and the ability to work under pressure. A successful candidate should also be able to work at flexible hours and in a fast-paced environment.  

Apply right away if you can fulfill the job responsibilities. We would like to have a word with you.  

Responsibilities 

  • Planning daily duties by referring to the prep lists from Chefs 

  • Labelling and organizing all ingredients on shelves and correct counters 

  • Prepping and measuring ingredients to be used in cooking 

  • Washing, peeling, and chopping vegetables 

  • Cleaning and cutting meat 

  • Performing basic cooking duties as instructed by Chefs 

  • Assisting inn preparing salads, parboiling food, and reducing sauces 

  • Washing dishes and utensils and cleaning the kitchen counters 

  • Storing all food items properly and at the right temperature 

  • Adhering to the health and safety guidelines 

  • Coordinating with suppliers and vendors for placing orders for ingredients 

Requirements 

  • High school diploma or a certified training from a culinary school 

  • Proven work experience as a Prep Cook or a similar role in the Hospitality industry 

  • Complete knowledge of the health and safety rules and guidelines 

  • Understanding of basic cooking techniques 

  • Familiarity with kitchen equipment and appliances 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively 

  • Good time management and organizational skills 

  • Strong physical and mental stamina 

  • Ability to work for long, flexible hours and on weekends 

  • Ability to work under pressure 

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