Temporary Prep Cooks - Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI 02903

Posted: 04/05/2022 Industry: Hospitality/Food Service Job Number: 2818

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is recruiting candidates for Rhode Island School of Design. Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’s Future at the end of this job description. 

COMPANY NAME: Rhode Island School of Design
JOB TITLE: Temporary Prep Cooks
LOCATION: Providence, RI
Hours: Full-time & Part-Time 

Job Description:

RISD Dining is actively seeking temporary Prep Cooks to join its in-house dining and catering program. Be a part of the group that delivers exceptional hospitality by supporting local farms through seasonally-inspired menus, and utilizing the strengths of its staff to provide the absolute best in culinary artistry to the greater community.   

Temporary Prep Cooks assist the culinary and bakery staff in food preparation duties, including but is not limited to the gathering, washing, and cutting of vegetables, station-specific food production, and the following of recipes to produce daily items. They also maintain cleanliness and sanitation, and actively participate in a team setting, with keen attention to customer service, and to culinary and visual detail in support of Dining's mission. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and completes basic kitchen, commissary and catering items as assigned to specifications desired. Washes, peels, cuts, handles, presents and stores ingredients according to specifications.

  • Completes preparation work, ensuring all ingredients are gathered, cleaned, available and ready for cooking.Under direct supervision, may assist cook with simple batch items and recipes such as, hamburgers, pancakes, and french fries.

  • Set ups and breaks down and works various service areas, including, but not limited to bakery, pizza, deli, salad and serving line.

  • Follows all health code procedures including but not limited to; temperature management, personal hygiene and sanitation.

  • Assists in keeping food supplies in order by stocking, helping with monthly inventorying, and cleaning and sanitizing work, service and storage areas.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • A minimum one year of experience in food service with knowledge and skills necessary to properly perform required tasks including cleaning and sanitizing kitchen equipment. 

  • Rhode Island sanitation/ServSafe certification is required or must be obtained within the orientation and review period.


For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’s Future website at  www.skillsforri.com/jobs.  Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Rhode Island School of Design will make the final hiring decisions. 


Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s team will guide and provide you with support throughout the hiring process.

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work. 

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