Prep Cooks Needed, Apply Today!

Richmond, VA 23219

Posted: 07/18/2024 Employment Type: Part Time & Full Time Industry: Hospitality/Restaurant Job Number: Richmond062124PrepCook Pay Rate / Salary: $15-16

Job Description

First Class Workforce Solutions is looking for an experienced and passionate Prep Cook to help support a fast-paced team. As a Prep Cook, you will provide a supportive role to kitchen staff in the preparation of meals and ingredients. If you are detail-oriented, have a passion for culinary excellence, and enjoy working in a dynamic kitchen environment, this role is for you.

This position includes working weekends. 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat, and other meal prep.
  • Measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking.
  • Ready ingredients before service for use by the line cooks in the preparation process.
  • Undertake basic cooking duties, such as reducing sauces and parboiling food.
  • Prepare simple dishes, such as salads and entrees.
  • Set up workstations and ingredients so that food can be prepared according to recipes.
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen workspace, including storage areas.
  • Collaborate with the kitchen team for timely and efficient food preparation.
  • Monitor inventory levels, communicating shortages or replenishment needs.
  • Adhere to health and safety regulations governing food preparation and storage.
  • Always follow food service sanitation regulations.
  • Safely and efficiently operate kitchen equipment and appliances.
  • Foster a positive and team-oriented atmosphere in the kitchen.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the kitchen manager or chef.

First Class Workforce Solutions is the area's leading staffing and recruiting agency for Food Service and Hospitality positions. With over twenty-five years of experience, we provide employers with proven staffing solutions that drive business growth, mitigate risks, and enhance the bottom line. Our reputation for quality placement performance spans various sectors, including corporate cafeterias, hospitals, hotels, sports complexes, catering companies, and more. We are actively seeking individuals with strong customer service skills, recent experience, and knowledge relevant to the positions they are applying for. Join First Class Workforce and be part of a team committed to delivering workforce solutions that matter.

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires significant walking and the ability to work in a standing position for 8-hour shifts.
  • Lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds, as needed.
  • Stamina to handle repetitive and multiple tasks while maintaining focus in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, holidays, and weekends.

Hiring Essentials:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Prep Cook or in a similar role required.
  • Proficient in reading standardized recipes.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of proper food handling, safety, and sanitation practices.
  • Culinary education or training is desirable.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have reliable and consistent transportation.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be willing to submit to a Drug Test and Criminal Background Check.

This schedule requires working weekend shifts. 

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