Prep Cook

Parkville, MD 21234

Posted: 07/23/24 Employment Type: Full-time Job Category: Customer Service Job Number: 106323 Pay Rate: $20 - $25

Job Description

Utilize your kitchen experience as a Prep Cook. This position is located in a secure facility which will require a thorough background check and drug screening. This full-time position offers you the possibility to join the state government as a permanent employee opening the door for further perks and advancement. 
Job duties:  
  • Prepares food items such as vegetables, salads, meats and beverages by baking, frying, broiling, steaming and mixing in accordance with recipes and dietetic guidelines;
  • Applies food service principles and methods related to food handling, proper food storage and temperature control;
  • Operates kitchen equipment and appliances, such as mixers, cookers, ovens, stoves, toasters, coffee urns, microwaves and related equipment;
  • Cleans and maintains utensils and work area in accordance with applicable safety and sanitary standards;
  • Protects equipment, utensils, food and other items from contamination, spoilage and pilferage;
  • Keeps records of supplies used and number of persons served;
  • May train, assign and review the work of Dietary Workers or Food Service Assistants in cooking techniques;
  • Performs other related duties.

Job Requirements

Minimum experience required:  Two years of experience in food preparation at a public or governmental establishment, such as a restaurant, hospital or comparable institution involving the cooking of meats and vegetables and the preparation of salads and beverages.
1. Candidates may substitute graduation from an accredited vocational/technical high school with a major in food service or a related field for the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Culinary classifications or Food Services specialty codes in the Equipment Services and Facilities field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.                                                                                            
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of proper storage, preparation and serving of food;
Knowledge of the cleaning and care of utensils and equipment;
Ability to prepare and cook food;
Ability to perform arithmetic computations;
Ability to follow menus and recipes;
Ability to operate food equipment, appliances and utensils;
Ability to measure by weight and by volume;
Ability to follow production schedules and maintain records and reports;
Ability to instruct and supervise workers engaged in food preparation;

Meet Your Recruiter

Henry Valdivia
Project Manager

Born and raised in Baltimore. If I’m not at an Orioles, Ravens, or Wizards game, I’m probably at home cheering for them. I truly believe opportunity is all anyone needs to succeed – just like Kennedy services did for me. As a Project Manager, I enjoy giving the people of Maryland an opportunity to grow as an employee and a person. 

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