Prep Cook
Dante's Inc - State College, PA

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Founded in 1963, Dante’s Restaurants is one of the most unique multi-concept restaurant companies in the State College, Pennsylvania area. Since our founding, we have grown our establishments to include Hi-Way Pizza, The Deli Restaurant and Z Bar, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Inferno Brick Oven & Bar, bar bleu, The Saloon and The Hopshop Beer Market. At each of our establishments, we want the experience of dining out to be more than just eating. The mood, music, lighting, seating — when paired with fresh, local and homemade cuisine, dining out at a Dante’s Restaurant becomes entertainment for all. We hire only the best and the brightest people with a blend of skills, experiences and passion to take our restaurants to new heights and create the dining experience our guests come to expect.

We are presently hiring a Prep Cook for our Commissary location. The successful candidate will be responsible for accurately and efficiently preparing and cooking a variety of meats, fish, vegetables, soups, sauces, pastas, and other food products. Our kitchen utilizes broilers, ovens, grills, fryers, and a variety of other kitchen equipment. We expect that our cooks will maintain vigilant compliance with quality standards and kitchen rules to include maintenance of clean and sanitary work areas including tables, shelves, floors, walls, containers, and equipment. This is an early morning position.

Job Requirements:
Properly measures, prepares all ingredients consistently following standard recipes and procedures within specified time limits unsupervised

Uses scale to ensure proper portioning of food items

Minimizes waste of products

Rinses and cuts raw food products

Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products prepared

Handle, store, label, and rotate all products properly in accordance with proper kitchen and health code regulations

Follows and completes a daily prep list

Maintain sufficient levels of product at all times

Must be able to reach, bend, stoop, and frequently lift up to 40 pounds

Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 4 hours)

Must be able to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment

Clear communication skills are key in this role, as well as ability to adapt/react quickly as needed

With almost 50 years in the hospitality industry, our success can be attributed to a commitment to the basics—great food and great service. Running restaurants well, with an attention to detail combined with creative concepts has enabled Dante’s to continue to grow. And as Andy our founder, would say “And a lot of hard work.”

Come join the Dante’s team today!