$30,000
Avg. Salary
$11.40
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Prep Cook in Newark, New Jersey is $11.40 per hour.

The average pay for a Prep Cook in Newark, New Jersey is $30,000 per year.

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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 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 Newark, New Jersey

Essex County, New Jersey
281,913
Male:
138,040 (49.0%)
Female:
143,873 (51.0%)
Newark (/ˈnuː.ərk/ or also locally /nʊərk/) is the largest city (by population) in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and the county seat of Essex County. One of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 277,140 in 2010, making it the nation's 67th most-populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000. For 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 281,944, an increase of 1.7% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 70th largest in the nation. Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area, located approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of lower Manhattan. Settled in 1666 by Puritans from New Haven Colony, Newark is one of the oldest European cities in the United States. Its location at the mouth of the Passaic River (where it flows into Newark Bay), has made the city's...
Newark:
$30,966
New Jersey:
$72,222
$978
Newark:
$235,700
New Jersey:
$322,600
9.3%

Prep Cook Job Listings

Key Stats for Prep Cook

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
57%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 83%