Culinary Preparation Cook

Job Description

The culinary preparation cook is responsible for the proper preparation, setup, and execution of a particular station or dish. The culinary work in this position must all follow Dining’s commitments to sustainability and proper health and safety guidelines.

Essential Functions:


  • Interacts professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.
  • Performs quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Works effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Works independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Cleaning Services

  • Cleans work areas, equipment and utensils; distributes supplies, utensils, and portable equipment.


  • Assures compliance with all sanitation, ServSafe and safety requirements.
  • Interacts with co-workers to ensure compliance with company service standards, and inventory and cash control procedures.

Food Preparation

  • Carries pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from workstations, stove, and refrigerator.
  • Utilizes approved food production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
  • Washes, peels, cuts, and seeds vegetables and fruits.
  • Weighs and measures designated ingredients.

Additional Functions

  • This position does not directly supervise anyone but is responsible for working in a team and completing task in a group setting.

Prerequisite Qualifications*:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong passion and motivation to create great food.
  • General culinary knowledge of basic kitchen practices, protocols and procedures.
  • Understanding of typical culinary units of measure.
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently with large volume culinary equipment including but not limited to grill, fryers, steamers tilt skillets, convention ovens.
  • Possess the ability to meet Dining’s unit specific uniform standards for this position.
  • Utilize all Personal Protective Equipment’s per Dining’s guidelines.
  • Wear a cut resistance glove whenever using a sharp or potentially sharp tool or instrument.
  • Ability to follow all of Dining’s health and safety standards and requirements.

*Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

Starting Date

Department Information

Contact Name

Don Fitting


Bon Appétit Management Company

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