How to write a Prep Hand job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Prep Hand job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Prep Hand job titles

    Prep Hand
    Sous Chef
    Hospital Cook
    Prep Hand (Part-Time)

Prep Hand job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Prep Hand job summary

We pride ourselves on the culinary creations served from our kitchen, and are looking for an experienced and passionate Prep Hand to help support our team. The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience preparing Thai cuisine, enjoys working in a busy restaurant environment and is capable of taking direction well and multitasking effectively. If you have restaurant industry experience and a passion for food prep and strong customer service, please submit an application to us today.

Prep Hand responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Prep Hand responsibilities

    Measure and assemble ingredients for menu items
    Collaborate with the Executive Chef and kitchen staff to prepare meals during our dining hours
    Maintain accurate food inventories
    Properly store food items at appropriate temperatures
    Rotate stock items as per established procedures
    Restock kitchen for subsequent shifts
    Ensure that the food prep area and kitchen are cleaned and sanitised at the end of your shift

Prep Hand qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Prep Hand skills

    School leaver’s certificate required
    2+ years’ experience as a prep hand or sous chef in the restaurant industry
    Able to read and follow standardised recipes
    Strong knowledge of proper food handling procedures
    Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere
    ServeSafe Certification preferred

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