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Job Title: Prep Cook

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Prep Cook to assist our kitchen team in preparing ingredients and performing basic cooking tasks. The Prep Cook will be responsible for chopping vegetables, preparing meats, and measuring ingredients according to recipes. The ideal candidate will have a passion for cooking and a strong attention to detail.


  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including chopping vegetables, preparing meats, and measuring ingredients according to recipes
  • Assist in the preparation of dishes, including soups, salads, and entrees
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, and utensils
  • Follow food safety and sanitation guidelines
  • Assist in inventory management and ordering supplies as needed


  • Previous experience as a Prep Cook or similar role
  • Knowledge of basic cooking techniques and food safety guidelines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in a hot and humid environment

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Salary: Commensurate with experience


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Employee discounts on food and beverages

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Prep Cook

What is the best way to find and hire a Prep Cook near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Prep Cook applicants. Employers posting their Prep Cook job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Prep Cook applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Prep Cook are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 1 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Prep Cook positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Prep Cook role?
SMS has 98% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Prep Cook job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Prep Cooks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 118% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Prep Cook applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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