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Prep Cook- PM shift

  • Expired: January 27, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Purpose:

The Prep Cook is responsible for quality of food ingredients used, preparation methods personally used as well as those used while working with the kitchen staff. The Prep Cook prepares basic food-pre and menu items needed in filling catering orders based on established recipes or customer requests. The Prep Cook will be an on-site team player and production support for all production as well as being called on at times to shop and produce specialty items not in ACW spec books. The Prep Cook is required to take immediate action in all orders received and is required to produce high quality menu items and recipes as instructed by the Executive Chef, GM and kitchen supervisors. ACW Prep Cooks are given the authority to make decisions to produce products to and menu items, while following company procedures related to customer satisfaction, safety, and cost.

Responsibilities and Associated Duties:

Under the direction of the Chefs, the Prep Cooks primary responsibility is to produce top quality hot and fold food, innovative and artistic presentations, displays, spec-trays, quality salads, sandwiches, canapés, desserts and sauces - and any cold preparation, which the Executive Chef & Sous Chefs direct. The Prep Cook prepares all menu items according to Air Culinaire preparation methods as documented on while maintaining Air Culinaire Standards. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Prep Cook is a culinary professional in the ACW kitchen and is responsible to conduct himself or herself in the utmost professional manner whether working in our kitchen, on-site at a client location and to support all work required to include sanitation, driving and working with external customers and Tampa support peers.
  • Washing dishes, mopping floors, cleaning equipment, Etc
  • Be an on-site problem solver
  • Relies on instruction and pre-established guidelines
  • Assisting with other assigned duties in the Kitchen during busy time.
  • A flexible schedule is a Must!! Maybe required to work extended shifts.
  • Maintains a safe, orderly and sanitized kitchen by setting quat-sanitizer stations,
  • monitoring and journaling temp-logs
  • Operate dishwashers, pressure washer, steam cleaner and chemical calibration systems

We offer full benefits:
  • Healthcare benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision.
  • Basic Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance are company paid benefits.
  • We have a generous Vacation Program
  • 401K Retirement Plan, for eligible employees, (plan entry is the first day of the month following 30 days of employment, discretionary company match is 100% of the first 6% of participant contributions up to the contribution maximum for the 2023 Plan Year.
  • In addition, there are other Supplemental Benefits. Air Culinaire Worldwide considers 30 worked hours a week a full-time employment status and all full-time employees qualify for benefits. See our benefits here Benefits Guide 2023
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Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle, reach and carry with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Air Culinaire Worldwide


San Diego, CA
92101 USA



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