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Prep Cook - Social Misfits

The Perry Hotel

The Perry Hotel

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Job Details

Social Misfits GR - GRAND RAPIDS, MI


Our Misfit Joints are based on a simple premise: we exist to create a hospitality experience like no other. A warm, welcoming refuge for all. We respect and celebrate the diverse, alternative, and authentic.

Social Misfits is a delicious adventure and a house of worship to the ultimate comfort food: Waffles. With an iconic logo of one of history’s most iconic misfits, you’d better believe this isn’t your ordinary cafe. In addition to a cozy, lounge-like atmosphere evoking romanticism, character and dark allure of the iconic speakeasy, Social Misfits serves deliciously creative offerings including both savory and sweet scratch-made waffles from farm-fresh local ingredients, locally sourced Michigan maple syrups with unique flavor infusions, craft cocktails, and farmer direct, locally roasted, hand crafted coffee from Ferris Coffee Roasting Company. Social Misfits is equally suited for an unordinary lunch meeting, an extraordinary dinner date, or a boozy brunch with friends old and new.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Open the restaurant in the morning.
  • Perform routine kitchen tasks.
  • Follow the prep list created to plan duties.
  • Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they can be organized and easily accessible.
  • Measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking.
  • Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat, and other meal prep.
  • Set up workstations and ingredients so that food can be prepared according to recipes.
  • Undertake basic cooking duties, such as reducing sauces and parboiling food.
  • Prepare simple dishes, such as salads and entrees.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, and taking out trash.
  • Ensure that all food and other items are stored properly.
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines.
  • Perform other kitchen duties as assigned.
  • All staff members are required to follow the guidelines set forth by the Employee Handbook.


Reports To: General Manager - Executive Chef - Kitchen Manager - Lead Line Cook

Required Training, Education, & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous Kitchen Experience (1-2 years)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have command of the English language, written and verbal.
  • Basic mathematical skills for report/forecast preparation and other calculations.
  • Must be able to work flexible days and hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Good hearing and vision with or without corrective lenses.
  • The ability to work on your feet for most of the day and able to lift at least 60 pounds.
  • Acute sense of taste is required
  • Knowledge of various cooking methods, ingredients, and procedures
  • Leadership and decision making skills
  • Handles pressure and deals with uncertainty
  • Time-management skills, able to perform several tasks simultaneously.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos, ability to write simple correspondence, ability to effectively present one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other staff members of the organization and restaurant community.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages and ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished written, oral, or diagram form, ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations and ability to address customer personalities in various business situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to stand, walk, and verbally interact with other employees and guests. The staff member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The staff member will work in a high traffic/high volume restaurant environment and will be required to spend a majority of their time on their feet.

Schedule Requirements

Availability to work must include evenings, weekends, and some holidays during the restaurant’s hours of operation.