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The Gathering Spot Prep Cook - The Gathering Spot D.C. in Washington, District Of Columbia

We are looking for an ambitious Prep Cook to assist in the preparation of delicious dishes in the kitchen at The Gathering Spot’s onsite restaurant. You’ll perform routine kitchen tasks such as setting up workstations and ingredients, so that food can be prepared according to recipes.

A great prep cook will be quick and diligent and willing to improve on the job. You will be deft and able to follow instructions as well as all health and safety rules in the kitchen. The ideal candidate will also be able to function in a fast-paced, busy environment as a part of a team.


  • Follow the prep list created by chefs to plan duties

  • Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they can be organized and easily accessible

  • Measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking

  • Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat etc.

  • Undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc.

  • Prepare simple dishes such as salads, entrees etc.

  • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash etc.

  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly

  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines

  • Perform other kitchen duties as assigned


  • Proven experience as prep cook

  • Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen

  • Manual dexterity able to operate cutting tools and kitchen utensils

  • A team player with good communication skills

  • Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure

  • High school diploma or equivalent is desirable; Training from a culinary school will be an asset

    Physical Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods standing and preparing and cooking food.

    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.

    • Must be able to work in a kitchen environment that may involve exposure to extreme heat or cold.

The Gathering Spot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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