Prep/Cook – Chicago, IL

Published on: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 Author: greekkitchen

A team member’s job at Greek Kitchen is to provide great food paired with awesome service.  Since they are the primary point of customer contact, it is up to them to provide our customers an excellent experience by providing fast, friendly and efficient service and by delivering a quality and consistent product every time, in a clean and inviting environment.

Essential  Functions:

  • Prepare quality finished products (handhelds, plates, salads, soups, etc.) efficiently per Greek Kitchen’s recipe manual standards.
  • Comply with health and safety standards for food, cleanliness and safety of our store.
  • Maintain personal hygiene standards, including wearing clean Greek Kitchen uniform.
  • Comply with established food safety requirements and practices.
  • Comply with store security and safety standards.
  • Be speedy and accurate in fulfilling orders.
  • Handle raw and finished waste according to established procedures.
  • Make customers really happy.
  • Engage in friendly conversation with customers in line.
  • Act with a sense of urgency toward all customers in the shop.

Other Key Functions:

  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
  • Cook and package batches of food, such as gyros, meat off rotisserie spits which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold.
  • Cook the exact number of items ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously.
  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.
  • Mix ingredients such as pancake or waffle batters.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.
  • Pre-cook items such as chicken, in order to prepare them for later use.
  • Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepare and cook food according to instructions.
  • Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.
  • Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking.
  • Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.
  • Receive delivery of supplies.
  • Prepare all recipes, according to Greek Kitchen standards.’
  • Restock food line, chips and cooler.
  • Work multiple stations (salads, toppings, prep, cashier) as directed by Manager.
  • Clean tables, counters, floors, bathrooms, kitchen and utensils; take out trash.
  • Operate cash register: handle, balance and follow all cash handling procedures.
  • Effectively handle customer complaints/issues.


Experience, Education and Behaviors

  • 3-5 years of short order cooking or kitchen prep preferred.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be friendly and customer service-oriented.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess neat and clean hygiene.
  • Ability to handle a knife confidently.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to work as a team-player.
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in English via verbal and written communication, such that employee can perform his or her job responsibilities.