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Prep Cook - Cardinals Nation Restaurant

Cardinals Nation
Saint Louis, MO
Food and Beverage: Chef/Cook


Prep Cook

Position Summary

The role of the prep cook is to safely prepare all menu items for foodservice in a safe and sanitary environment.  The prep cook needs to be able to prep all bulk production.  The prep cook needs to be able to prepare all pantry food items while maintaining acceptable ticket times with a full monitor.  The prep cook needs to be able to follow standard recipes.   The prep cook needs to maintain a high level of performance, while ensuring guest satisfaction and profitability in accordance with the company’s service and operational standards.  The prep cook should follow the supervisor on duty.   

Essential Functions

  • Prepares all food items to order, following standard recipes and procedures within specified time limits
  • Properly measures and assembles ingredients required for preparing the standard recipes
  • Cuts and/or portions meat, fish and poultry
  • Uses scale to ensure proper portioning of food items and minimize waste of products
  • Accepts or rejects ingredients based on quality and quantity
  • Cleans, organizes, and maintains walk-in refrigerator, cooler drawers, prep and dry storage
  • Maintains work area in a clean, sanitary and safe manner
  • Understands and complies with food safety and temperature standards
  • Assists with inventory control with proper production management to minimize waste
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety standards throughout the kitchen; follows and upholds all health codes and sanitation regulations
  • Ensures that all equipment is set up properly and operating efficiently and accurately
  • Ensures all workstations,  remain clean, sanitized, safe and sufficiently stocked
  • Adheres to and enforces inventory and labor control measures; performs inventory counts as requested
  • Insures all policies, procedures and DNC standards and regulations are maintained and followed

·         Ensures highest level of food quality, taste and presentation

·         Participate in actual food preparation, produce food consistently with high quality, taste and presentation

·         Ensure adherence to recipes and product specifications



·         Excellent knife skills

·         Follow recipes

·         Work calmly and effectively under pressure

·         Must have problem solving abilities

·         Be self motivated and organized

·         Able to stand or walk for entire length of shift

·         Able to work long periods of time without a break

·         Ability to handle multiple assignments at once

·         Able to handle one full monitor while maintaining acceptable ticket times

·         Knowledge of kitchen equipment and utensils

·         Able to lift up to 50 lbs at a time

Bad Habits

·         Not following pars

·         Not stocking stations properly

·         Not following recipes


Good Habits

·         Lead by example

·         Provide constant feedback

·         Multitask

·         Help out other stations as needed

·         Be a team player





Opening Duties

·         Check station and stock to pars on a daily basis

·         Rotate all product(FIFO)

·         Make sure all equipment is on and working

·         Check quality of all food at assigned station

·         Stock and check for proper utensils and portioning devices

·         Make sure all food and pans are rotated for dinner service


Closing Duties

·         Break down all equipment to bare minimums and detail clean on a nightly basis

·         Clean gaskets on all refrigeration

·         Wrap, label and date all food for overnight storage and

·          Make sure kitchen is cleaned to the highest standard

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