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Prep Cook

Posted on June 16, 2022
Bon Appetit
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Parental leave, Employee discount, Life and disability insurance, Free meals
Applications accepted until position filled

Full-Time, Full Benefits, No Nights or Weekends!

Looking for a job that will take you places? Find your seat at our table and help us grow the world’s greatest search company! We fuel the best minds in the tech industry and we are looking for someone like you. 

We offer great pay ($20.90 per hour), a Monday thru Friday work schedule, FREE health insurance, a housing and transportation subsidy, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, a retirement plan and other great benefits. 

  • We have multiple openings for full-time Prep Cook positions.
  • Location:  South Lake Union and Fremont Neighborhoods
  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8 hour shifts with schedules starting as early as 6am – NEVER work weekends or holidays!

Bon Appetit PNW (Food+ at Compass) is a premier food and beverage company serving top accounts and making a difference in the food system. Join us today!

Job Summary:

The Prep Cook is responsible for a particular station or group of menu items, their preparation and set up.   Assists with putting away deliveries and kitchen sanitation.  The prep cook must be able to take direction from Lead Cooks and Managers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare menu items as instructed on the production sheet.
  • Wash, peel, cut and seed vegetables and fruits.
  • Weigh and measure designated ingredients.
  • Properly store foods in designated areas following wrapping, dating and labeling procedures.
  • Maintain a clean work area along with clean equipment and utensils.
  • Comply with all sanitation, ServSafe and safety requirements.

Note: Job duties are subject to change as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess customer service skills and abilities, able to take feedback and respond positively.
  • Ability to use a timekeeping system to properly record time worked for payroll processing.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Food Handler Certification required.
  • Walk, stand and work for prolonged periods of time; effectively communicate; use hands to handle objects; stoop, kneel or crouch; reach with hands and arms.
  • Utilize all Personal Protective Equipment per Bon Appétit guidelines.
  • Ability to follow instructions from multiple managers, chefs and supervisors.
  • Ability to work in a group/team and function efficiently.
  • Ability to follow all unit health and safety requirements.
  • Understand typical culinary units of measure.
  • Ability to work safely with large volume culinary equipment including but not limited to a slicer, large quantity mixer, robot coupe and convection ovens.
  • Ability to follow all Bon Appétit./Google Health & safety standards.

Positions at this location require a COVID-19 vaccination. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this account will be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.  Associates are required to wear a mask at times, socially distance and follow sanitation practices.  This is a union represented position.

What we look for in the perfect candidate:

  • At least 1 year in a customer service position, restaurant or cafe setting preferred.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse and high volume customer base in a friendly and efficient manner.
  • Ability to answer basic questions regarding unit operations and direct other questions to appropriate parties.
About the employer: Bon Appetit

Part of the Compass Group Food Management umbrella. Bon Appetit manages food service in the PNW for one of the largest search companies in the world. We offer union hourly positions working in our cafes, coffee bars and managing our micro-kitchens. No weekends, late nights or holidays to work.

About your union: UNITE HERE 8

UNITE HERE Local 8 represents about 5,000 workers in the hospitality industries of Oregon & Washington State. Local 8 members work in hotels, restaurants, food service, and airport concessions. They include room cleaners, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, bussers, and dishwashers. Local 8′s parent union, UNITE HERE, represents hotel, food service, and gaming workers throughout the US and Canada.


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