Prep Cook - Luxury Hotel in Dupont Circle

Location: Washington D.C.
Discipline: Hospitality
Job type: Temporary to Permanent
Salary: $16.00
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 18 June 2024 - 31 July 2024

​Join the culinary team at a luxury hotel in Dupont Circle, that's dedicated to providing exceptional dining experiences for our customers. We are currently seeking a motivated and skilled Prep Cook to join our kitchen staff.

As a Prep Cook, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of our kitchen. You will be responsible for preparing ingredients, maintaining a clean work environment, and supporting our chefs in delivering high-quality dishes to our guests.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and portion ingredients, including washing, peeling, chopping, and slicing vegetables, fruits, and other ingredients as required.

  • Measure and mix ingredients according to recipes and chef instructions.

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the prep area, including cleaning and sanitizing work surfaces, equipment, and utensils.

  • Assist in receiving and storing deliveries, ensuring proper storage and rotation of ingredients.

  • Follow food safety and sanitation guidelines to ensure a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.

  • Support the kitchen team in preparing and plating dishes during service.

  • Monitor inventory levels and report any shortages or discrepancies to the kitchen manager.

  • Assist with additional kitchen tasks as needed, including dishwashing and equipment maintenance.


Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a prep cook or in a similar role in a restaurant or hotel kitchen preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic cooking techniques and food preparation methods.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow recipes and instructions accurately.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Good communication and teamwork skills.

  • Understanding of food safety and sanitation regulations.

  • Physical stamina and ability to stand for extended periods, lift heavy objects, and perform repetitive tasks.

  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.