Prep Cook

Half Moon River Club Dobbs Ferry, NY Hourly

Position Summary

We are looking for an ambitious prep cooks to assist in the preparation of delicious dishes in the kitchen. You’ll perform routine kitchen tasks such as setting up workstations and ingredients, so that food can be prepared according to recipes.

A great prep cook will be quick and diligent and willing to improve on the job. You will be deft and able to follow instructions as well as all health and safety rules in the kitchen. The ideal candidate will also be able to function in a fast-paced, busy environment as a part of a team.


·         Follow the prep list created by chefs to plan duties

·         Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they can be organized and easily accessible

·         Measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking

·         Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat etc.

·         Undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc.

·         Prepare simple dishes such as salads, entrees etc.

·         Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash etc.

·         Ensure all food and other items are stored properly

·         Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines

·         Perform other kitchen duties as assigned


·         Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen

·         Manual dexterity able to operate cutting tools and kitchen utensils

·         A team player with good communication skills

·         Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure

·         Very good physical condition and endurance

·         High school diploma or equivalent is desirable; Training from a culinary school will be an asset

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. Employee is regularly exposed to kitchen equipment (e.g., oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer, and chef's knives).


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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