The average wage for an Entry-Level Prep Cook is C$12.22 per hour.

C$25,549 - C$36,625
C$29K
MEDIAN: C$29,388
50%
C$10.79 - C$14.97
C$11
C$12
C$15
MEDIAN: C$12.30
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$36K
Salary C$29,388
Bonus C$1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$22,738 - C$34,451
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 2 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data C$0C$23
Hourly Rate C$10.79 - C$14.97
Hourly Tips C$0.05 - C$2.98
Overtime C$7.53 - C$23.09
Annual Data C$0C$34K
Bonus C$1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$22,738 - C$34,451
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 2 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 209

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 can have prepared food items ready and at hand without needing to stop to prepare anything. A prep cook may also have the duty of preparing salads and breads, as well as salad dressings and sauces. Other responsibilities may include taking items from the freezer or refrigerator, as well as storing foods that need to be covered and properly put away. Prep cooks in general do not do dishwashing or substantial kitchen cleaning.

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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.

Prep Cook Job Listings

Prep Cook Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Prep Cook in Squamish:
"How stressful the hospitailty industry can be."
Make sure you have a enough prep ready before you start the job.

Key Stats for Prep Cook

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 79%