Prep Cook

Position: Prep Cook

Reports to: Head Chef/Senior Employee on Duty

Summary of Position:

Act with integrity, honesty and knowledge and promote the Bailiwick vision and mission. Display and model behaviors which are consistent with Bailiwick Market and Café values.

Accurately and efficiently assemble meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other hot food products as well as prepare and portion food products. Also perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all menu item plates.


  • Build relationships and contribute to positive team environment
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed
  • Fill in where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations
  • Report all customer complaints, potential safety hazards and employee accidents to manager on duty
  • Work special events as needed
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement
  • Maintain personal appearance according to policies


  • Manage multiple projects and tasks at once, and effectively prioritize work
  • Opens the kitchen properly and follows the opening checklist for kitchen stations and assists others in opening the kitchen
  • Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations and assists others in closing the kitchen
  • Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties and add to prep list throughout shift as needed
  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment
  • Monitor and maintain proper food holding control points in assigned work area
  • Understand and comply consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, walls grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment
  • Inform senior employee on duty immediately of product shortages and notate
  • Uses our Standard Recipe Card for preparing all products; do not rely on the memory of yourself or other employees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Head Chef or senior employee on duty
  • Prepare items for broiling, grilling, frying, sautéing or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating
  • Handle, store and rotate all products properly
  • Assist in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the senior employee on duty


  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • ServSafe Food Handler certification or ability to complete within 90 days of hire
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to team environment
  • Understands basic kitchen sanitation guidelines
  • Able to remain level-headed and work well under pressure, while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to follow directions from managers and communicate clearly with team members and customers
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, use hand and finger motions, and lift up to 50 pounds and to work in a standing for long periods
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented

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Contact Us

Bailiwick Market & Café
441 Route 5
Elbridge, NY 13060
(315) 277-5632

Cafe Hours

Mon - Wed   7AM - 7PM

(Kitchen closes at 7pm)

Thurs - Sat  7AM - 9PM

(Kitchen closes at 8pm)

Sunday        7AM - 5PM

(Kichen closes at 5pm)

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