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Verified Pay $17.00 to $20.00 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal Full-time, Seasonal Part-time
Location 115 Park St.
Wauconda, Illinois

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About this job

Reports to: Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef

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.


Primary Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties.
    Understand and comply with standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures.
    Clean and sanitize work station area including tables, shelves, walls grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers,  burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
    Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
    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.
    Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas, such as refrigerators and freezers.
    Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving.
    Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service, or store them in refrigerated storage cabinets.
    Portion according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications and wrap the food, or place it directly on plates for service to guests.
    Weigh or measure ingredients upon request.
    Mix ingredients for green salads, molded fruit salads, vegetable salads, and pasta salads.
    Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas.
    Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers.
    Assist cooks and kitchen staff with various tasks as needed, and provide cooks with needed items.
    Carry food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas.
    Use manual or electric appliances to clean, peel, slice, and trim foods.
    Promptly inform supervisors when equipment is not working properly and when food and supplies are getting low, and order needed items.
    Make special dressings and sauces as condiments for sandwiches.
    Stir and strain soups and sauces.
    Uses the Standard Recipe Card for preparing all products; does not rely on the memory of oneself or others.
    Complete opening and closing checklists and assists others as needed in opening and closing the kitchen.
    Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.
    Coordinate with and assist fellow employees to meet guests'; needs and support the operation of the restaurant.
    Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.
    Check schedulefly at least once a day to keep yourself informed with the most current information pertaining to your job and the restaurant as a whole
    Maintain a positive attitude even when enduring high volume, high stress shift
  • Supplemental tasks:
  • Butcher and clean fowl, fish, poultry, and shellfish to prepare for cooking or serving
    Keep records of the quantities of food used
    Load dishes, glasses, and tableware into dishwashing machines when necessary
    Cut, slice, or grind meat, poultry, and seafood to prepare for cooking
    Stock cupboards and refrigerators
    Sweep and mop kitchen floor
    Scrape leftovers from dishes into garbage containers


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking is preferred
    Able to communicate effectively with managers and kitchen personnel
    Able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds
    Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 6 hours)
    Must have a friendly, positive and professional attitude at all times
    Must obtain Food Handler's Training and Certificate

Required qualifications:

  • 16 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

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Posting ID: 918241629 Posted: 2024-03-20 Job Title: Prep Cook