Avg. Salary
$11.33
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Prep Cook in Los Angeles, California is $11.33 per hour.

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Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $9.75 - $16.48
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.07
Overtime $17.69
Annual Data $0$34K
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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$20,387 - $34,310
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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.

About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
4.8%

Prep Cook Job Listings

Key Stats for Prep Cook

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
6%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 75%