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Prep Cook

The Colony Palm Beach Hotel

This is a Contract position in Palm Beach, FL posted February 22, 2021.

Since 1947, The Colony Palm Beach has been the center of Palm Beach social life hosting– U.S. Presidents, European Royalty and discriminating travelers from around the world. Be part of a historic, luxury boutique hotel exhibiting polished charm and ambiance only steps away from world-famous shopping and dining on Worth Avenue and the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

For more information visit http://thecolonypalmbeach.com .

The Colony Palm Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.

JOB OVERVIEW: Responsible for food preparation and portioning prior to service. Assist the Chefs by preparing meal ingredients, simple dishes, condiments, and other items as directed by a supervisor and according to the menu.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

-Prepare fresh produce by washing, peeling, cutting, and portioning.

-Prepare meat by trimming, cutting, grinding and portioning.

-Break down, cut or grind meat.

-Weigh and mix ingredients.

-Prepare simple dishes, pastry goods, sauces and other items as directed by a supervisor and according to the menu.

-Mix or prepare condiments, dressings, and sauces as directed by a supervisor and according to the menu.

-Assist in preparing food items for Banquets according to the menu, assist with plating as directed by a supervisor.

-Assist in preparing staff meals according to the menu.

-Take an ongoing inventory of ingredients, stock and maintain sufficient levels of food on the line.

-Notify a supervisor of needed supplies and ingredients.

-Control food waste, loss and usage.

-Transports food supplies, such as meats, vegetables, fruits, and canned foods from storeroom or freezer, using trolley/basket to kitchen. Returns surplus food to storeroom or freezer.

-Store food according to health codes, ensure food safety by dating and rotating food containers, safely storing perishables, and maintaining a sanitary work environment.

-Keep storage areas organized, clean, and tidy.

-Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment.

-Sanitize prep areas before and after use, ensure all tools are clean, sanitized and well maintained.

-Understand and adhere to health codes Maintains compliance with applicable health, safety, food handling, and hygiene codes and standards.

-Assists with unloading, inspection, and storage of raw ingredients and supplies.

-Maintain full knowledge of food product and menu items.

-Check equipment and tools daily to ensure they are in good working condition and promptly report any defects/malfunctions to a supervisor.

-Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and neat.

-Maintain knowledge of all safety and emergency procedures and is aware of accident prevention policies.

-Maintain the highest level of standards of quality products at all times.

-Maintain a professional courteous manner with all fellow employees.

-Assist with special and deep cleaning projects as assigned by a supervisor.

-Perform any other duties as requested by supervisor.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

-Assist with organizing coolers.

-Assist in Stewarding, sort and wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, and/or pans using dishwashers or by hand.

-Assist with restocking and maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitation in Staff Cafeteria.