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Become A Prep Person

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Working As A Prep Person

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $17,222

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Prep Person does

  • Restock coolers chip racks and ice cream supplies.
  • *Prepared cold caterings*Prepared and served the specialty salad of the day*Set-up and prepared deli bar sandwich station
  • Cleaned dishes, kitchen, and food preparation utensils.
  • Measured and mixed ingredients according to the recipes required utilizing various types of kitchen equipment.
  • Prepare pizza dough for workday.
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Operate professional equipment such as spray guns, sanders and buffers.
  • Refinish labor after the vehicles have been painted i.e: -wet sand dirt or unwanted textures from painted body panels.
  • Provide customer service for customers and handle the payments of hundreds of customers daily.
  • cashier, waitress, food preparation, some janitorial
  • Cook pizzas and other food products.
  • Bake Cookies,Pie's,Biscuits.
  • Clean and organize eating ware, service, and kitchen areas.
  • Maintain food safety standards while preparing food.

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How To Become A Prep Person

Food preparation workers typically learn their skills through on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required.


There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food preparation worker.


Most food preparation workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Trainees typically start by working under the supervision of an experienced worker, who teaches them basic kitchen duties. Training also may include basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations, as well as instructions on how to handle and prepare food.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Food preparation workers chop vegetables, cut meat, and perform many other tasks with sharp knives. They must have the ability to work quickly and safely with sharp objects.

Listening skills. Food preparation workers must understand customers’ orders and follow directions from cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Physical stamina. Food preparation workers stand on their feet for long periods while they prepare food, clean work areas, or lift heavy pots from the stove.

Physical strength. Food preparation workers should be strong enough to lift and carry heavy food supply boxes, which often can weigh up to 50 pounds.


Advancement opportunities for food preparation workers depend on their training and work experience. Many food preparation workers advance to assistant or line cook positions as they learn basic cooking skills.

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Prep Person Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Tahitian

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi

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Top Skills for A Prep Person


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Top Prep Person Skills

  1. Kitchen Equipment
  2. Customer Service
  3. Specialty Salad
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Requisition food supplies, kitchen equipment, and appliances, based on estimates of future needs.
  • Provided customer service and satisfaction.
  • *Prepared cold caterings*Prepared and served the specialty salad of the day*Set-up and prepared deli bar sandwich station
  • Prepared salads and parfaits, helped cook and prepare sandwiches, stocked, cleaned, and maintained work and storage areas
  • Performed simple food preparation tasks, such as, cutting, slicing, dicing, vegetable and other ingredients.

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