Prep Cook

Applied Medical Distribution Corporation Rancho Santa Margarita , CA 92688

Posted 2 months ago

Applied Medical is a new generation medical device company with a proven business model and commitment to innovation that has fueled our rapid business growth and expansion. Applied Medical has been developing and manufacturing advanced surgical technologies for nearly 30 years, and has earned a strong reputation in healthcare. Our dedication to delivering the highest quality products and unique business positioning, provides our team members with the unique ability to contribute in a larger capacity than is possible in typical positions.

Position Description

As Prep Cook, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Work with the chefs and be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of a specific station

  • Effectively communicate with team regarding menu items, catering requests, deliveries and other issues in the kitchen

  • Possess basic knife handling skills and food knowledge

  • Assist in preparing daily menu items and specials

  • Ensure breakdown of station; label and store food in accordance with procedures at end of shift

  • Adhere to food safety and sanitation per health code.

  • Provide exceptional customer service for daily catered events

  • Deliver and pick-up daily catering orders to various locations

  • Maintain work area clean and free of clutter

  • Be well-trained on the operation of kitchen equipment, including slicer, food processor, griddles, flat tops, ovens, burners, mixer, etc.

  • May be responsible for accepting delivery and verifying accuracy of food orders delivered to the kitchen

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and correspondence, including recipes, order sheets and schedules

  • Requires good communication skills and basic knowledge of banquet set up

  • Working knowledge of sanitation and cleanliness standards

  • Working knowledge of cleaning supply usage and safe handling practices

  • Competent at multi-tasking and working under strict deadlines

  • Be enthusiastic, a "team player" and have a keen work ethic

  • Must be able to learn and operate kitchen equipment

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Must be able to walk and stand for an entire shift

  • Ability to lift, push and pull moderate to heavy amount of weight

  • Friendly, approachable and outgoing

  • Good driving record and comfortable with driving a large company vehicle

  • Prior hospitality experience preferred


  • Training and mentorship with ongoing learning and development courses

  • On-campus wellness activities

  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage

  • Education reimbursement program

  • 401(k) program with employer match

  • Generous holiday and vacation accrual

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