The average hourly pay for a Prep Cook in Australia is AU$21.10.
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Job Description for Prep Cook
A prep cook works for a restaurant, caterer, or a similar food-service establishment. A prep cook works under a chef in an entry-level job that is often occupied by an individual who is also currently in culinary school. A prep cook's main tasks include performing preparatory work for the head chef. This includes such tasks as chopping vegetables, peeling potatoes, washing food items, and slicing and dicing food items needed by the head chef. In this way, the prep cook helps ensure the head chef…Read more
Prep Cook Tasks
- Follow standard procedures to prepare ingredients and food products.
- Interact with customers and team courteously.
- Maintain a hygienic environment and personal appearance.
- Set up and break down equipment, materials, and ingredients.
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Pay by Experience Level for Prep Cook
An early career Prep Cook with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.99 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Prep Cook with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.86 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Prep Cook with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.58 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Prep Cook in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 4.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (4.2% less), Sydney, New South Wales (3.6% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (2.9% less).
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