Prep Cook
Craftsman Inn & Suites
Fayetteville, NY US
Posted ago
Craftsman Inn & Suites

Position Summary: The primary function of the Prep Cook is to assist in the preparation of all cold food items in the Kitchen. Must keep work area clean and organized and conduct his or her self in a positive professional manner.

Accountabilities: The Prep Cook is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of food items for the line, portions and prepares cold items such as salads, cold appetizers, deserts, sandwiches and salad dressings, and cold banquet platters.


Duties & Functions


  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a friendly, service-oriented manner
  • Maintain regular attendance, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, as defined in the hotel handbook, when working
  • Comply at all times with New Castle standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations
  • Assume daily responsibilities according to schedule and business needs
  • Preparation of Outlet, Banquet, and any other food requirements
  • Requisitioning of food, beverage, and dry goods from the storeroom
  • Check daily food requirements and prepare them accordingly
  • Ensure that refrigerators, freezers, working areas and kitchen are kept clean
  • Ensure that equipment is functioning, sanitized and that any maintenance is reported to Kitchen Management
  • Ensure strict control of waste and portion and help to control food quality and cost using standard recipe methods, and pictures and maintain low inventory
  • Ensure compliance with all local liquor laws, and health & sanitation regulations
  • Ensure departmental compliance with S.O.P.s
  • Keep immediate supervisors fully informed of all challenges or matters requiring his/her attention
  • Other duties as required
  • Follow direction of Sous Chef and Banquet Chef in daily tasks
  • Participate in all hotel and departmental meetings as requested
  • On a need bases: sweep, mop, wash down tables, and general cleaning to ensure a clean and sanitary workplace


Qualification Standards

Education Experience:

  • At least 1 year of cooking experience in a hotel or related field preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred

Tools Equipment:

  • Various cutlery, can opener, blenders, gas range, deep fryer, griddles, char-broiler, conventional oven, choppers, meat grinder, meat slicer, convection ovens, deck ovens, range tops, broiler, steam table, various refrigeration/freezers, toaster, scales, steam kettles

Work Environment:

  • Under variable temperature conditions
  • Under variable noise levels
  • Around chemicals, fumes and or odor hazards
  • Around dust and or mite hazards

Physical Requirements:

  • Long hours sometimes required
  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects
  • In and out of refrigerators/freezers with some frequency
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time without sitting or leaning

Mental Requirements:

  • Oral and Written Comprehension and Expression - Must be able to convey understand information and ideas in English
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary
  • Must work well in stressful, high-pressure situations
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure
  • Comprehend and follow recipes
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests
  • Mathematical Reasoning - Must be able to work with and understand basic arithmetic functions

$18.50 hourly
About Craftsman Inn & Suites

The Craftsman Inn & Suites is located near the Fayetteville historic district, Syracuse University, and local attractions such as Green Lakes State Park. Rustic meets elegance, in the newly renovated Inn, accented by classic Stickley furnishings. Event spaces have been reimaged to host powerful meetings and impressive social events.

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