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Prep Cook

Socalo Santa Monica, CA
  • Depends on experience
  • Part Time / Full Time
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Socalo is a growing company with a small, tight knit group of dedicated individuals that are passionate about food, beverage, and service. We are looking for a dedicated, organized pantry cook who enjoys working as part of a team in a fast-paced culinary environment. Due to staffing needs, the pantry cook is expected to work weekends, nights, and holidays. Above all, the pantry cook will conduct themselves in a way reflecting the culture and philosophy of Socalo.

Job Brief

We are looking for an efficient and diligent prep cook to join our kitchen team at Socalo.  The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced culinary environment and as a part of a team.  You will be expected to complete routine prep tasks such as setting up workstations and preparing food for a day of service.  Adhering to food safety rules and regulations is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Follow the prep list created by chefs to plan duties
  • Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they can be organized and easily accessible
  • Measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking
  • Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat etc.
  • Undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc.
  • Prepare simple dishes such as salads, entrees etc.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash etc.
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines
  • Perform other kitchen duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a prep cook
  • Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen
  • Manual dexterity able to operate cutting tools and kitchen utensils
  • A team player with good communication skills
  • Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure
  • High school diploma or equivalent is desirable; Training from a culinary school will be an asset
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