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Prep Cook

locationAtlanta, GA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description



A prep cook at bartaco, plays a crucial role in the kitchen, working under the guidance of the head chef and supporting all food preparation needs. Here are the major responsibilities, essential physical requirements, knowledge and skills, and educational requirements for a prep cook:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Following Clear Direction: It is important for a prep cook to carefully follow instructions and guidelines provided by the head chef regarding food preparation techniques, portion sizes, and storing requirements.
  • Food Preparation: The prep cook is responsible for tasks such as cutting, chopping, slicing, and dicing ingredients, as well as measuring and mixing ingredients according to recipes or specific instructions.
  • Ensuring Readiness of Food: The prep cook must ensure that all ingredients and food items are prepared and ready for meal preparations, including proper storage and organization of prepared ingredients.


Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Manual Dexterity: A prep cook should have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to handle knives, peelers, and other kitchen tools effectively while cutting, chopping, and preparing food.
  • Endurance: The role often requires standing for long hours, as well as enduring hot or cold work conditions in the kitchen environment.
  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong Listening Skills: A prep cook should have the ability to listen attentively and understand specific directions on food preparation techniques, portion sizes, and other requirements given by the head chef or kitchen supervisor.
  • Clear Communication Skills: Effective communication with coworkers, such as chefs, line cooks, and servers, is crucial for coordinating tasks, relaying food orders, and maintaining smooth kitchen operations.

Education: While no specific degree is required for the position of prep cook, prior experience working in a restaurant or a similar food service establishment is strongly preferred.

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