Kids Kitchen seeks a Prep Cook

Kids Kitchen, a joint venture between The Food Depot and the United Way of Santa Fe County is seeking a prep cook.

Prep Cook Job Summary

We are seeking a skilled, experienced prep cook to join our kitchen staff at Kids Kitchen, a non-profit joint venture between The Food Depot and United Way of Santa Fe County. In this position, you will assist the culinary team with a variety of tasks including working with volunteers. Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills are a must. High volume experience preferred. This is a full-time position, Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please submit resumes to or call 505-231-0417 to set up an interview.

Prep Cook Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow the executive chef’s prep list to plan your daily work
  • Label ingredients and food items and stock pantry and refrigerator shelves in an organized manner
  • Properly store food items in designated containers
  • Sanitize work areas and equipment, wash dishes, take out trash
  • Measure seasonings, condiments, and ingredients for use in cooking
  • Portion and wrap food
  • Prepare ingredients for cooking
  • Wash, peel, and chop fruits and vegetables
  • Clean and cut or grind meat, fish, poultry, and shellfish
  • Place food in warming trays or refrigerated storage as appropriate
  • Carry food items and utensils to food stations
  • Use manual and electric equipment for food preparation
  • Package take out foods
  • Maintain records of quantities of foods and ingredients used
  • Update supervisors when stock of food items or supplies are low
  • Comply with food safety and sanitation guidelines

Prep Cook Requirements and Qualifications

  • Background as a prep cook or related experience
  • Availability for early morning shifts is required
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proficient in English
  • Adept at performing tasks well in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to spend continual time standing
  • Must be able to pass a CYFD background check
  • NM Food Handlers Permit and Serv Safe Certification required