Shift
Variable
Category
Food and Beverage
Employment Status
Full-Time

PREP COOK - TEAM MEMBER DINING ROOM

 

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions:

Prep Cook:

  • Oversees and maintains Team Dining Room (TDR) foodservice
  • Keeps TDR food area well-stocked and free of debris and trash at all times
  • Assists the production cooks in the preparation of various food items, including but not limited to, cutting fruits and vegetables, preparing meats, sandwiches, dressings, and composed salads
  • Refreshes food items in TDR when necessary
  • Monitors and records food temperatures in time/temperature log
  • Occasional Line Cook, Buffet Cook, or Production Cook responsibilities as assigned

All Cooks, Including Prep Cook:

  • Maintains a high degree of sanitation in work station
  • Keeps food area free of debris and trash at all times
  • Reports to work on time
  • Communicates with Sous Chef when there are product shortages
  • Breaks down and stores daily food and supply deliveries
  • Assists in monitoring products in the freezer, walk-ins, and storerooms to ensure freshness and availability
  • Ensures proper FIFO procedures are followed when storing daily deliveries
  • Monitors food items, checks food temperatures, and changes food items when necessary
  • Assists in quality control of prepared food items
  • Ensures thorough communication between shifts
  • Remains up to date on all Departmental Policies and Procedures
  • Prepares and executes recipes and daily production sheets per standardized recipe card specifications or supervisor guidelines
  • Complies with all departmental rules, side work assignments, and departmental procedures
  • Ensures that all guests are treated in a prompt, professional and courteous manner
  • Gives excellent internal and/or external guest service and proactively seeks ways to improve service
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

 

 

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:

Prep Cook:

  • Must possess basic knife skills

 

All Cooks, Including Prep Cook:

  • Illinois Food Handler Certification required
  • Must possess outstanding interpersonal communication skills to effectively interface with guests and team members
  • Must possess the ability to work under pressure and with a sense of urgency
  • Must possess a cooperative, helpful and friendly nature, and present a neat, clean, well-groomed appearance
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and days of the week including holidays. Understands that schedules may change.
  • Frequent walking, sitting, standing, bending, twisting, lifting, and kneeling
  • Finishes job duties in a timely fashion according to department time standards
  • Ability to work within the following conditions: wet floors, temperature extremes, and loud noise
  • The Team Member must frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds