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Prep Cook

Department: Central Kitchen
Store Location: Chicago

Job Title: Prep Cook

FLSA Status: Hourly/Non Exempt

Job Purpose

Prepares variety of cold food items and prepares food that will be cooked in the restaurants. Washes, peels, slices, and mixes vegetables, fruits or other ingredients for salads, cold plates, side dishes, entrees, appetizers and garnishes. Portions, carves and slices meats and cheese. May prepare foods for Rotisserie and Panini counters. Portions and arranges food on serving dishes or serving pans. Measures and mixes ingredients to make salad dressings, sauces, soups, and other foods following recipes. Distributes food to kitchens and food service areas to be cooked or served to customers.

As an ambassador of Eataly products and services, the Prep Cook is responsible for helping to create and maintain quality experiences for each guest that comes to Eataly. Eataly ambassadors are expected to actively engage with guests and spend quality time with each customer.

 

Essential Job Functions (Duties & Responsibilities) Description

1. Complies with all recipes, portion sizes, quality standards, department rules, policies and procedures.

2. Washes, peels, slices, and mixes vegetables, fruits or other ingredients for salads, cold plates, side dishes, entrees, appetizers and garnishes.

3. Portions, carves and slices meats and cheese.

4. May prepare and arrange foods sold at various Eataly counters and displays.

5. Washes and cleans all utensils, preparation equipment, and counters required for production in the preparation area.

6. Distributes food to kitchens and food service areas to be cooked or served to customers.

7. Ensures that Department of Health standards are maintained at all times.

8. Adheres to all company and department procedures, policies, expectations and quality standards.

 

Minimum Qualifications

At least one year of kitchen experience preferred, such as a dishwasher or as a helper, with time spent with rotation, preparation, and handling of food. Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations and follow directions for equipment and recipe production.

Training/Registration/
Licensure/Education

High school diploma desired but not essential. Food Handlers License is preferred.

Physical Effort

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and as much as 10 pounds frequently. Must have the ability to be mobile for extended periods of time, to lift, stoop and bend. Must exhibit dexterity for rapid chopping, mixing and sandwich preparation. Good knife skills are essential.

Mental Effort

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Tools or Equipment Used

Knives, hand tools, utensils and standard commercial kitchen equipment.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Chef de Cuisine and Sous Chef.

Authority

Deliverables 

Autonomy

Minimal

 

This job description is intended to illustrate the main duties and areas of responsibility of the Prep Cook. It is not intended to be exhaustive and you are advised that the duties and responsibilities may change from time to time.

 

 

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