Prep Cook

Montauk Yacht Club
Montauk, New York, United States

Proper Hospitality is seeking a Prep Cook at Montauk Yacht Club, a 107-room luxury property set to debut within The Collective. We offer competitive wages, flexible scheduling, growth opportunities, discounts across our entire portfolio, a comprehensive benefits offering including health and wellness perks, and a fun, exciting environment within the iconic Hamptons in New York! 

Spanning 35 acres on Montauk’s Star Island, Montauk Yacht Club offers waterfront views, a private beach, three pools, multiple dining options and over 200 wet slips that can accommodate boats from small day cruisers to 300-foot superyachts. Holding eight decades of East End history as an elite social club and thoughtfully reborn for the modern traveler, guests can expect classic East Coast architecture, well-appointed interiors and detail-driven amenities. 

As Prep Cook, you will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of ingredients, maintaining cleanliness and organization in the kitchen, and ensuring that all food items are prepared according to our high standards. This role requires precision, attention to detail and a passion for delivering exceptional cuisine.


  • Prepare and portion ingredients according to recipes and menu specifications
  • Assist in the setup and organization of the kitchen line and prep areas
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation standards in accordance with health and safety regulations
  • Assist chefs and other kitchen staff in various tasks as needed, including chopping vegetables, preparing sauces, and marinating meats
  • Follow proper food handling procedures to minimize waste and ensure quality and freshness
  • Monitor inventory levels and communicate any shortages or discrepancies to the appropriate personnel
  • Adhere to all food safety and hygiene protocols, including temperature monitoring and storage guidelines
  • Collaborate with the culinary team to ensure efficient workflow and timely preparation of food items
  • Assist with receiving and inspecting deliveries to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Contribute to a positive and professional work environment through teamwork and effective communication


  • Previous experience as a prep cook or kitchen assistant in a high-volume restaurant or hotel setting preferred
  • Knowledge of basic culinary techniques, including knife skills and food preparation methods
  • Understanding of food safety and sanitation practices
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other team members
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required
  • Culinary degree or certification from a recognized culinary school is a plus but not required

Company Overview
Proper Hospitality is made up of a diverse group of passionate individuals who share a common love for hotels and the art of hospitality. Our philosophy is simple: There is a right way to do things and anything less just isn’t proper. We are seeking out the β€œbest of the best” from inside and outside of the industry to work alongside us as we grow a new kind of lifestyle Hospitality Company inspired by a centuries-old tradition. The work is challenging and fast-paced, but rewarding above all.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other federal/state protected category.

Proper Hospitality will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local Fair Chance Hiring Ordinances.