I got a job a a prep cook making 7.25 an hour i start next week and will be working 5 days a week 4 pm-9 pm. will this be an easy job?
Im 19 and went to a job interview initially as a dishwasher because i have no kitchen experience and wanted to work my way up. but the only position availabe was as a prep cook which i interviewed for and got. the thing is i dont know how to cook. i was told that they would teach me but i would have to catch on fast. ill be chopping vegetables, making salads and sauses. im nervous because i never really used a knife in a proper way. like id have to dice veggies in the same size every time and im not at all familliar with seasionings. any advice?
Im 41 and love to cook.. would really love to be in a kitchen as a prep cook, wondering if i have to do the whole culinary school thing or not?
I start in a few days as a prep cook, the manager said I'll be a food portioner??
What does that job consist of?
I'm just curious.
If you are a prep cook in a restaurant what do you do, besides the obvious "prep food."
Can someone please give me a little more detail into their job?
I'am a three time Job Corps graduate. I completed two basic culinary centers and completed an advanced baking and pastry center. I've worked at one restaurant as a prep cook.
Now question is all that toghther, what should I be looking to go into in the culinary profession?
I'm looking for some inspiration for my fiance as far as a job goes. He has no idea what he wants to do for a career. Right now, he's been working as a dishwasher / prep cook (for a few years now) and absolutely hates it! Gaming is his biggest hobby, he can't stand math or repetitive, boring jobs. He has a High School diploma, but no college degree.
Any ideas for something he should look for? We were thinking about tech support, customer service, or something along those lines, as he's the friendliest person I know and has amazing social skills. Is getting a job like this hard to get for someone without a college degree or much experience though?
Something that makes good money as well, of course. We've both been working in random "just-above-minimum-wage" jobs, so we don't really know what to look for, what's hard to get/not hard to get, etcetera. So any help, ideas or advice would be much appreciated.
If it's relevant at all, we're going to be living in the San Francisco Bay Area in California (around the area of Sunnyvale).
Also, he's looking for something more than being a waiter and whatnot. Every job he's had has been in a restaurant - he wants to go for something completely different, and something that's more of a career, rather than just a job. =)
I've got about 3 years experience (prep cook, dishwasher, bus boy, and finally server) in the service industry. I tried getting a job at nightclubs here, but not only do they all require a few months as a busser/"clean up" before you can be a barback, but most Orlando clubs pale in comparison to Fort Lauderdale. So, because I really want to go back to UCF, I'm willing to bypass my hatred of serving food.
The thing is, I want to only serve food at the bar.
I know that most restaurants don't have barbacks, they just train bartenders if they're unexperienced. That's how a lot of my friends became bartenders. I just don't want to be in a too kid friendly place, something like Alehouse or a Sports Bar.
So for all my non-Orlando residents, where would you say are the best large chain restaurants to get a bar position at? What's required to get to the bar position once hired?
And for all the Orlando residents, where would you guys say is the best bar/rest to work?
Lets say I want to get a culinary arts certificate from Cordon Bleu, what are the chances I will get a job as a prep cook/line cook?
So I just got a job down at PNC Park in a restaurant for a Prep Cook. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into. I don't have any knife skills or whatever. So can anyone give me some advice on what I'm getting myself into and what I should expect to do, being a Prep Cook
I want to go to college for dietary management . I have worked as a stna, and dietary aide for a year, and a prep cook for a year. I was just wondering if I need experience as a cook in a healthcare setting or if I need to have management experience to get a job as a dietary manager .
After I graduate from Treasure Island Job corps , what job title will I have (prep cook, sous chef, chef etc..). And what sort of places would I get hired at.
also,,, is the training very extensive that you recieve at the advance training or is it the same as the basic training
I am a culinary student and want to start working for a restaurant as a line cook or prep cook however most job postings require experience. How would I be able to gain experience starting out any help would be appreciated.
Im a prep cook for a 4 star 4 diamond restaurant called herons, trying to make my way threw the ranks.
Looking for hotel jobs online and a lot of marriott and hilton jobs have them listed as Cook I, Cook II, Cook III. yet they all have the exact same job description. looking for a prep cook type position, which one should i apply for.
Thinking of applying for a line cook job but was wondering if you start at 10:00 or if its earlier? Also is full time available for line cooks?
I've been working in the food industry for a while, i was a dishwasher, then worked in a school cafeteria and now a prep cook. But i do want to do more of an office job i do want to go to school to be a librarian but dont have money right now. But in the meen time i want to change jobs but i dont know how to do that since all i have is cooking experiance. I dont know how to make that transition before going to school.
The kitchen is about 110 degrees and not a second goes buy when your not working. I wash dishes, cook, and prep cook. Lots of physical activity, constantly on your feet and constantly moving, runing, lifting etc. Considering the temperature and that I sweat more than the normal guy, i'm constantly dripping in sweat. (yeah I wouldn't eat there either) How many calories do you think I burn an hour? It has to be one of the most physically demanding jobs/things i've ever done.
I've been looking for so long trying to find any kind of job ( bussing, apartment cleaner, prep cook you name it ) no one ever returns my call back. Does anyone know where i can look?
I'm 17 years old about to be a senior this year.
I'm looking around for a job in a restaurant kitchen. I have very light experience preping fruits and vegetables from my current job as well as experience baking but nothing at a restaurant level. If i wanted to land a job as a pantry or prep cook with no experience how would I start off? Should I apply at a dishwasher and hope to move up?