Posted: Dec 2, 2021

Prep Cook - DoubleTree, Lancaster

Willow Valley Associates - Lancaster, PA
Salary: Hourly
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2021
Food & Hospitality

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  • Job Title:                       Prep Cook
  • Department:                 Food & Beverage
  • Location:                       DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Reports To:                   Executive Chef
  • FLSA Status:                 Non-Exempt
  • Pay Grade:                    6
  • Prepared By:                 Human Resources
  • Prepared Date:              03/10
  • Approved By:                Human Resources
  • Approved Date:            03/10
  • Revision Date:              10/12


To strive to ensure that the highest quality product and peak level of service are provided to our Guests every day.  Prep cooks must demonstrate daily their ability to perform basic cooking skills in preparation of vegetables, sauces, soups, etc, while maintaining prep level systems at all times.                                         

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Prepares a variety of foods such as vegetables, sauces, soups, etc., as directed by the Sous Chef or Manager in charge.
  • Cooks and service of food in accordance with the restaurant’s quality and service standards.
  • Ensures quality of food products by tasting, smelling and looking at product.
  • Maintains restaurant prep level systems. Ensures all par levels are filled, labeled and dated
  • Receives and accounts for supplies and deliveries.
  • Ensures safety and cleanliness of all kitchen and food storage areas.
  • Follows the restaurant's correct sanitation and hygienic food handling practices, regular cleaning, and waste disposal practices.
  • Uses safe work practices and supports others to use them.
  • Maintains kitchen equipment in good condition.
  • Possesses the ability to multi task in a high-volume environment.
  • Helps to foster good communication among floor staff and kitchen crew.
  • Promotes harmonious environment among all staff within the restaurant.
  • Communicates all concerns to the Sous Chef.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Due to seasonal needs within the Hospitality Industry it may be necessary to adjust schedules to meet the demands of our business.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                            

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


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.

 Education and/or Experience                                          

Culinary Degree; or up to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Hilton Brand Training upon hire
  • Serve Safe Certification preferred

 Safety Policies and Practices

The Team Member in this position is responsible for following Willow Valley's safety policies and procedures, promoting safety, and identifying areas for improvement.  The Team Member must be knowledgeable about and follow Willow Valley's Safety Manual.  The Team Member will be reviewed annually on workplace safety. This is a Safety-Sensitive Position as defined in the Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Computer Skills

None Required

Complexity & Judgment

Work is routine and requires the ability to perform related steps, processes or methods to accomplish the end result. Simple procedures and directions are well defined and clearly stated.

Guest & Team Member Relations

This position has occasional contact with Guests and Team Members on a regular basis. Simple courtesy is required. Occasional contacts with Team Members outside of the immediate work group is required of this position.

Reasoning Ability                                                

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Language Skills                                                    

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills                                                    

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the Team Member is regularly required to stand; talk or hear, and taste or smell. The Team Member is frequently required to bend. The Team Member is occasionally required to move 11-50 lbs; move 50+ lbs; sit; stoop, kneel, squat; climb or balance and reach with hands and arms. Ability to work 8-hour shifts or longer if needed.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the Team Member is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.