Job Overview

Prep Cook will assist the Executive Chef in all food preparation using cooking methods and procedures that comply with Classic Catering & Events specifications and standards.


  • Report to work on time and is on station as indicated on the daily schedule
  • Prepare work station to include all food items, preparation equipment, food ingredients and supplies needed for effective operation
  • Assist in food preparation and side work which might include washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat and other meal prep as indicated by the Executive Chef
  • Sample all food preparation to guarantee conformance to recipes, standards of taste and presentation
  • Communicates and coordinates with the Executive Chef to ensure all food products are properly prepared and ready for service at the correct time
  • Assist with events by plating, preparing food during a stations event, or carving meat
  • Clean kitchen, cooler and storage. These areas include but are not limited to kitchen floors, mats, windows, trash cans, racks and restrooms
  • Report any problems or discrepancies to the Executive Chef
  • Maintain the highest degree of sanitation, cleanliness and food safety of the work area, including but not limited to counter tops, stovetops, fryers, floors, walls, shelving and coolers
  • Maintain composure in a fast-paced environment without losing sight of quality
  • Follow all company and safety policies and procedures
  • Preserve a clean and pressed uniform while keeping a professional appearance at all times


  • ServSafe Food Handler certification is helpful, but not required
  • High school diploma or equivalent is desirable
  • Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen
  • Positive attitude and teamwork skills
  • Ability to follow verbal directions in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Must be able to tolerate cold, heat and humid conditions while sometimes walking on uneven or wet surfaces
  • Ability to perform moderate physical work. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 25 pounds frequently, and up to 15 pounds of food trays, carrying overhead and performing such activities as standing, walking, lifting for up to five hours without sitting

Classic Catering & Events is an equal opportunity employer. At Classic, we are committed to treating all applicants and associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

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