Velvet Taco is a temple to the liberated taco. It is a one-of-a-kind taco concept that serves premium food in a unique & funky fast-casual setting. Founded on the idea that tacos don’t have to be associated with Tex-Mex cuisine and can be made with the same care and premium quality ingredients as fine dining, Velvet Taco is where “anything goes meets the art of the possible.” Velvet Taco uses the freshest ingredients to offer a wide selection of tacos that explore the edge of multi- regional and multi-cultural boundaries, liberating tacos to a new level of sophistication and taste. Velvet Taco currently operates restaurants in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and Chicago.
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Prep Cook

TX - Austin (Domain) | BOH Hourly | Full Time | Operations Hourly

Job Description


The Basics

Title: Prep Cook
Work Location: Back of House
Supervisor: General Manager/Manager on Duty

Why We Do What We Do

As a prep cook, you will ensure the highest quality of food is served at all times from our scratch, open kitchen. The prep cook is responsible for all aspects of their assigned prep station – completes all items on the daily preparation list, keeps the line cooks stocked with basic and critical items throughout the shift, and cleans, sanitizes and maintains equipment, utensils and tools.

Tips To Succeed

  • Maintain Velvet Taco’s high food quality standards
  • Take responsibility for freshness and quality of items prepared
  • Follow opening, restocking and closing checklists
  • Support a food safety and sanitized work environment
  • Work efficiently with other team members
  • Handle knives and kitchen equipment safely
  • Work quickly and positively in a confined area
  • Desire to learn and develop with Velvet Taco and be cross trained into other positions as needed

Our Expectations

  • Complete assigned prep list, efficiently run your station during the shift, follow all recipes and stock food as needed
  • Prepare a variety of food with different methods of preparation
  • Assist in ensuring deliveries are received and stored in a timely manner
  • Label food and ensure proper rotation (FIFO)
  • Maintain a driven, intense pace with good cleaning habits throughout shift
  • Other functions as assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Legal age (18+ years old)
  • Food Handler Certification
  • Hard working and the ability to multi-task
  • Work positively in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of weights, measurements, volume and cooking procedures
Skills & Requirements Qualifications