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Prep Cook
Bopomofo Cafe
11632 South St, Artesia, CA
Bopomofo Cafe hiring Prep Cook in Artesia, CA

Bopomofo Cafe hiring Prep Cook in Artesia, CA

Bopomofo CafeMore Info

Full/Part Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $22.00) plus tips
Expired: Apr 16, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Weekly Tips + Hourly Wages average $18-$22/hr
Full Time Team Members eligible for Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
PTO Accrural, Bonuses

Job Summary & Mission

The Line Cooks at BOPOMOFO CAFE are passionate about fresh ingredients, great technique and delicious and memorable food. You must have proven ability to provide quality customer service and demonstrated knowledge of kitchen equipment handling, kitchen standard operating procedures and the ability to consistently produce recipes and dishes. Line Cooks use a wide range of cooking methods and kitchen tools to make our dishes perfect and have responsibility for serving all products with friendly, individualized attention towards each customer/order. 

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Acts with integrity, honesty and knowledge that promote the culture, values and missions of BOPOMOFO CAFE. 

  • Maintains efficient, friendly service standards and demonstrates such standards when working with other team members.

  • Preparing, to order all food dishes following standard recipes and procedures within specified time limits.

  • Prepping assigned items associated with assigned station; ensuring freshness of ingredients; labeling prepped ingredients with name of item, date and time prepped, and initials or prepared.

  • Great technique; strong knife skills and a range of cooking methods set you apart.

  • Attention to detail, you know your weights, measurements and volumes.

  • Washing and cleaning raw food products.

  • Cleanliness & Organization; Routinely cleans the Kitchen, speciality equipment upkeep, and storage, mop sink and other parts of the restaurant. Everything has a place.

  • Team Player and understands that it takes a team to keep our kitchen’s moving. 

  • Understanding and constantly being aware of safety and sanitation standards for food handling and applying that knowledge to other team members.

  • Comfortable standing for extended periods of time, able to lift up to 50 lbs and continuously bend, reach and twist.

  • Follows BOPOMOFO CAFE’s operational policies and procedures, including those of clocking in/clocking out, culture and core values. 

  • Taking pride in personal appearance; reporting to work in a neat and clean uniform; maintaining well groomed hair and personal hygiene as established by company policy.

Required Knowledge & Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional strong guest focus mentality, with the ability to provide an exceptional dining experience for each guest

  • Culinary school or previous culinary experience

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, hands-on environment

  • Communicate clearly and concisely with team members and managers

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

  • Manage personal work flow under time pressure

  • Subject to cleaning chemicals, heat, moisture, steam, humidity, open flames, cooking odors, refrigeration/freezer temperatures, loud noise and wet floors.

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Knowledge of “Kitchen Team” General Responsibilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills, Excellent Customer Service 

  • Ability to delegate tasks to other team members

  • Effective Communicator

Physical Requirements & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is standing the entire shift. The employee frequently reaches, bends, stoops, lifts, shakes, stirs, pours, carries and pushes. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls in repetitive motions. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; remain stationary; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and carries tubs and cases weighing up to 50 pounds. The employee must frequently communicate with expediters and servers and read orders on tickets. The employee is occasionally exposed to hazards including, but not limited to cuts from knives, slipping, tripping, falls and burns; frequent exposure to smoke, steam, high temperatures, humidity, extreme cold; frequent contact/immersion of hands in water, sanitation solutions, meat products, poultry products, seafood and produce items and frequent washing of hands.

- Competitive pay
- Huge tips percentage shared with the kitchen staff
- A working environment that not only is a job, but recognizes and reinforces individual and team accomplishments
- Growth potential for those who excel at their role and show strong intention to strive for more

- Executing menu items from start to finish
- Participating in the preparation of new menu items
- Honing existing skills while learning new techniques and building your skill set
- Working with ingredients for the preparation of menu items
- Assisting the kitchen team with all preparation and organization in the kitchen
- Maintaining cleanliness of any kitchen work areas, including refrigeration, cooking equipment, and prep areas
- Participate in deep cleaning of kitchen work areas
- Performing with integrity, honesty and knowledge that promote the culture, values and mission at BOPOMOFO

- Comfortable working in a fast paced and high energy environment
- A passion for food, exceptional worth ethic and dedication
- Enjoy working collaboratively with the kitchen staff and the barista staff
- Able to take constructive criticism, learn quickly and constantly improve

- General knife handling, food safety and sanitation knowledge
- Physical demands for this position requires occasionally lifting 25 to 50 pounds during work hours

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $22.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Knife Handling

Knife Skills



Cleaning / Sanitation

ServSafe Certified



Recipe Scaling

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Taiwanese, New American, Asian

Cafe, Quick Service, Restaurant Group, Fast Casual, Casual Dining

As a cafe, BOPOMOFO seeks to represent this nostalgia and foundation with high-quality ingredients, homemade items, and an influence from both our cultural backgrounds. Through elevated food, beverage, service, and design we seek to inspire and uplift the local community.