Without a prep cook, a kitchen comes grinding to a halt. Prep cooks are tasked with preparing all the ingredients that’ll eventually be turned into dishes by the line cooks, and that means portioning meat, poultry, fish, and seafood; shredding or slicing cheese; preparing sauces and dressings; chopping and slicing produce; and labelling, dating, and storing everything in the right place. It also means keeping their station clean and sometimes helping out in the dish pit or on the line.
It’s a huge list, but it makes it extremely easy to understand the responsibilities of a prep cook and the impact they have on a restaurant. It can be a high-stress job — they have the whole flow of the kitchen on their shoulders — but if a prep cook is organized and great at multitasking, they’ll find the job gets easier as their knife skills get sharper.
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