Patagonia Prep Cook - Contract


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Role: Prep Cook
Team: Cafe
Scope: Individual Contributor
Years of Experience: 1+
Location: Ventura, CA
This is a temporary role for approximately 3 months.


The Prep Cook is part of a team responsible for ensuring high standards of food quality and general services offered by Patagonia’s Café which is attuned to the Company’s mission statement to save our home planet.  As Prep Cook, your responsibilities will include high volume food preparation and some execution of breakfast, Salad Bar, and Grab ‘n Go items. High standards of cleanliness and sanitation must be kept and a ServSafe certification is required or can be obtained. This role requires strong communication and teamwork skills, as well as flexibility with a varied schedule and assigned work duties.


What You’ll Do

  • Assist with food preparation in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Execute Breakfast daily and Salad Bar, Soup, Entrée, Grab N Go, as needed
  • Utilize knife skills such as julienne and dicing with a high volume of product 
  • Utilize working culinary knowledge of food preparations and procedures such as vegetable stock, salad dressings, FIFO, and time-temperature control 
  • Assist daily with the maintenance of all cafe areas which includes constant cleaning, continuous organization and deep cleaning of general dining space, refrigerators, freezers and storage areas according to health and food safety standards 
  • Stock all food selling areas, such as snacks and drinks, and assist in putting away supplies and daily orders in a timely and organized fashion
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
  • May be assigned dishwashing, customer service, and other such tasks


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend, squat, reach overhead, lift and chop repetitively throughout the day
  • Maintain a clean work environment which may include taking out recycling, washing dishes, and clean / sanitize surfaces


Who You Are

  • Adaptable: able to work in a dynamic environment
  • Reliable: show up to scheduled shifts ready to work
  • Team Player: able to work with others in a small, and sometimes loud, space
  • Positive and Professional: able to work in an open kitchen and interact with guests
  • Organized: able to work efficiently with mis en place and storage areas
  • Driven: desire to complete tasks and accomplish good work


Experience You Bring

  • 1+ years of high volume food prep experience
  • Working knowledge and understanding of culinary basics
  • Working knowledge of food safety and handling regulations
  • Accurate cash register and money handling skills


Employee Conduct
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive, inclusive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

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