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Prep Cook

Prep Cook

Job Description: As a prep cook you will assist the kitchen team and maintain the hygiene and cleanliness of the kitchen.

Your day-to-day duties may involve:

  • clearing and cleaning the kitchen surfaces
  • food preparation
  • disposing of food waste

A prep cook has the important role of supporting chefs and cooks perform their day-to-day tasks. As a prep cook, you will ensure that the kitchen and restaurant have adequate supplies of clean utensils and equipment, and you must also complete cleaning duties.

The prep cook must adhere to strict health and safety procedures by using cleaning materials correctly and assessing hygiene standards. Occasionally the prep cook will also help the chefs prepare the food. Good listening and communication skills are vital, as the prep cook will follow instructions from every team member in the restaurant.


  • Clean and store crockery and cutlery
  • Cook vegetables
  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Maintain food safety when storing, holding and serving food
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Prepare and cook eggs
  • Prepare and cook fish
  • Prepare and cook grain
  • Prepare and cook meat and poultry
  • Prepare and cook pasta
  • Prepare and cook pulses
  • Prepare and cook rice
  • Prepare and cook vegetable protein
  • Prepare and finish simple salad and fruit dishes
  • Prepare hot and cold sandwiches
  • Prepare vegetables
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team

Available Training and Certifications