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Prep Cook

Momofuku Careers
Full-time
On-site
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Momofuku

Momofuku was founded by chef David Chang in 2004 with the opening of Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City. Credited with “the rise of contemporary Asian-American cuisine” by the New York Times and named the “most important restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit magazine, Momofuku has restaurants in the New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas as well as Momofuku Goods, a line of restaurant-grade products for home cooks.

Momofuku Las Vegas

Momofuku Las Vegas is located in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. We offer a variety of dining styles from lunch to late night. Stop by for a quick snack and drink in our Peach Bar, hang at the chef’s counter for buns and a bowl of noodles, or share a celebratory family-style meals in our Main Dining Room. Our menu is constantly evolving but continually draws influence from the US, Korea, and Japan.

The Momofuku Prep Cook is an individual who assists the BOH staff in preparing food, maintains a safe and clean food environment and takes on other culinary tasks as delegated. The ideal Momofuku Prep Cook candidate is focused, driven, detail oriented and comfortable working in a kitchen environment.

Why Momofuku?

At Momofuku, we value our team members and make it a priority to offer competitive compensation packages that encourage longevity with the company and long-term growth. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including vision/dental/medical, 401k, paid time off, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, and dining discounts, plus more after required wait periods. We encourage our team members to grow and learn, and offer many opportunities for personal and career development.

Responsibilities:

● Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner in accordance to recipe, portion control and presentation specifications
● Assist with cleaning, sanitation, organization and maintenance of kitchen and culinary equipment
● Maintain cleanliness of work areas, including and not limited to refrigeration, cooking equipment, and prep areas
● Demonstrate safe and proper use of all kitchen equipment, including knife cutting skills
● Maintain open and effective communication with BOH team and FOH team
● Support other team members and foster a positive work environment

Required Qualifications

● A positive and enthusiastic attitude, as well as a desire to learn, grow, and develop new skills
● Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
● A passion for food, exceptional work ethic and dedication
● Strong desire and ability to work on a successful and effective team
● Willing to accept guidance in a positive manner and implement the direction in a way that is productive for both you and the team
● Able to work in a standing/walking position for long periods of time

Preferred Qualifications

● 2+ years of experience as a Prep Cook, Commis, Line Cook, or similar role
● 2+ years of experience in any of the above positions in a high volume, upscale restaurant
● Proven ability to train new Prep Cooks in all aspects and responsibilities of the role
● Ability to assist the culinary team in receiving goods for the restaurant
● Ability to assist in managers with daily ordering and monthly inventory
● A proven track record of dependability, a continuous focus on learning and development, and a history of consistently and successfully fulfilling all role responsibilities

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands for this position are seeing, hearing, speaking, reaching, frequently lifting up to 25 pounds, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds, sitting, standing, for 4 to 8 hours, bending, and moving intermittently during working hours. These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

The duties of this position may change from time to time. Momofuku reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of Momofuku or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Momofuku is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, ancestry, national origin, alienage or citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other protected status.