Prep Cook in Lake Zurich, IL at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

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Job Description

On behalf of Lexington Health Network, Headway Hospitality is seeking experienced Prep Cooks. As a Prep Cook, you will be assisting in the kitchen with food prep, dicing and cutting, as well as dish washing tasks. This position requires dedication and knowledge of recipe conversions, preparing salads, dressing, and other cold food items. This position is offering 25-40 hours per week, starting at $12/hour.

As a Prep Cook, you will:
  • Set up and stock stations with all necessary supplies
  • Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces)
  • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff
  • Answer, report and follow executive or sous chef’s instructions
  • Clean up station and take care of leftover food
  • Stock inventory appropriately
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
  • Assist with dish washing tasks
  • Complete all other tasks as assigned by management

  • At least 1 year of previous kitchen experience; proven cooking experience, including experience as a line chef, restaurant cook or prep cook
  • Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
  • Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen
  • Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks
  • Familiar with industry’s best practices
  • High school diploma or equivalent is desirable; Training from a culinary school will be an asset
  • All kitchen employees will be responsible for sanitation guidelines
  • Must be willing and able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check

Additional Information:
  • Uniforms will be provided by facility
  • Black, non-slip shoes are required

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to see, and communicate through speech and listening
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and lift 25 lbs.
  • Manual dexterity able to operate cutting tools and kitchen utensils

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, tuition assistance, education, social recreation programs and benefits.

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