Prep Cook

Savannah, GA

Job Summary

Cook and prepare a variety of food products including meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, sauces, stocks, breads and other food products using a variety of equipment and utensils according to the Daily Prep List.

Activities & Responsibilities

Primary

o Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of The Gaslight Group.

o Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties.

o Understand and comply with standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures.

o Clean and sanitize work station area including tables, shelves, walls grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.

o Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.

o Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, or desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.

o Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas, such as refrigerators and freezers.

o Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving.

o Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service, or store them in refrigerated storage cabinets.

o Portion according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications and wrap the food, or place it directly on plates for service to guests.

o Weigh or measure ingredients.

o Mix ingredients for green salads, molded fruit salads, vegetable salads, and pasta salads.

o Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas.

o Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers.

o Assist cooks and kitchen staff with various tasks as needed, and provide cooks with needed items.

o Carry food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas.

o Use manual or electric appliances to clean, peel, slice, and trim foods.

o Promptly inform supervisors when equipment is not working properly and when food and supplies are getting low, and order needed items.

o Make special dressings and sauces as condiments for sandwiches.

o Stir and strain soups and sauces.

o Uses the Standard Recipe Card for preparing all products; does not rely on the memory of oneself or others.

o Complete opening and closing checklists and assists others in opening and closing the kitchen.

o Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.

o Coordinate with and assist fellow employees to meet guests’ needs and support the operation of the restaurant.

o Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.

Supplemental

o Butcher and clean fowl, fish, poultry, and shellfish to prepare for cooking or serving.

o Keep records of the quantities of food used.

o Load dishes, glasses, and tableware into dishwashing machines.

o Distribute food servers to serve to customers.

o Operate cash register, handle money, and give correct change.

o Cut, slice, or grind meat, poultry, and seafood to prepare for cooking.

o Stock cupboards and refrigerators, and tend salad bars and buffet meals.

o Add cutlery, napkins, food, and other items to trays on assembly lines in hospitals, cafeterias, airline kitchens, and similar establishments.

o Package take-out foods or serve food to customers.

o Prepare and serve a variety of beverages such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks.

o Vacuum dining area and sweep and mop kitchen floor.

o Scrape leftovers from dishes into garbage containers.

Minimum Qualifications

o One or more years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking

o At least 6 months experience in a similar capacity

o Able to communicate effectively with managers and kitchen personnel

o Able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds

o Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours)