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FeedMore WNY Prep Cook in Buffalo, New York

Prep Cook

Buffalo, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=100+James+E+Casey+Dr+Buffalo+NY+USA+14206)

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The Prep Cook will prepare meal ingredients, simple dishes, condiments, and other items as directed by senior culinary staff.


  • Responsible for preparing, cooking, and portioning all menu items by following instructions on standardized recipes.

  • Assists with unloading, inspection, and storage of raw ingredients and supplies.

  • Check menus, prepare and cook items following standard recipes completing the cooking by serving time.

  • Check temperatures of food items and logs before serving.

  • After the line is served, remove leftovers, cover, date, and store leftover food.

  • Maintain the cooking area and equipment in a clean, sanitary, neat, and orderly manner.

  • Handle food, equipment, and utensils in accordance with sanitary and safety regulations.

  • Wash and sanitize all pots and pans after preparing meals.

  • Ensure that all areas are clean before leaving each day

  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of and experience in practicing proper safety standards in handling food and all requisite equipment including knives, commercial equipment, etc. to produce thousands of meals daily

  • Must have solid math, reading, writing and analytical abilities and follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability and willingness to work with populations of varying educational levels and backgrounds effectively

  • Must be able to measure accurately, have sufficient dexterity to handle food and equipment efficiently and safely and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds with minimal effort following required safety guidelines

  • Must be able to tolerate sudden and extreme changes in temperatures and stand for at least 8 hours a day

  • Must be able to climb on a ladder the distance of 5 feet to reach stored items and carry them to the floor

  • Must be able to push, pull, and guide carts which weigh approximately 70-325 pounds on a tile surface

  • Must bend or stoop frequently throughout the day and reach short distances into carts to retrieve trays

  • Must be able to twist and rotate 180 degrees during each day and follow DOH food service standards

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