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Prep Cook

Rustic Root
535 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA

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Rustic Root is looking for YOU!! Full & part - time BOH position available. Competitive pay & a great environment to thrive in!!

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Rustic Root’s menu showcases a dynamic rustic American cuisine rooted in tradition, yet with an inventive modern flare. The signature drink menu offers a take on timeless classic cocktails as well as Rustic Root originals using creative spirits and the freshest ingredients. A full dining room boasts of eclectic flare: from a ceiling filled with floating colanders to chic nature-inspired wall art and décor. If it’s San Diego views you want, head upstairs to the Gaslamp’s premier rooftop restaurant. Animal hedges, beautiful streetlamps, and not-your-mama’s patio furniture create a buzz-worthy and energetic atmosphere.


RMD Group was formed by three partners who had a passion for the Hospitality Industry. Sure, running restaurants, bars, and nightclubs is fun, but doing it well takes a lot of trial and error. In an industry with competition around every corner, experience, and expertise matter. In the words of Jon Taffer: to be successful, “you’ve got to be the smartest guy in the room”. We believe that to have a thriving business, you must be the best at what you do. So, RMD Group was born. We built a team of Industry experts to run our businesses and to help other business owners find success in theirs.

Want a great place to eat with excellent food and creative cocktails? Got it.  Want to dance at your own VIP table while experiencing world-renowned DJ’s and sensational bottle parades? Got it. Have a concept that you want to make a reality? Got it. Have a business that you want to take to the next level? Got it. Marketing. Development. Management. Consulting. Promotions. We can do it all because we’ve done it all!

Position Summary:

Responsible for the daily execution of all culinary operations located at 535 5th Avenue. The majority of time will be spent working at a station on the line. The Prep Cook is also expected to develop the culinary team, manage costs and manage operations in the absence of the Executive Chef.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for reporting to work on time, in a clean uniform, and on scheduled days to perform required duties with proper tools.
  • Communicate to Supervisor regarding any problems or concerns. Posing problems should be reported at an appropriate time in order to rectify the problem in a timely fashion.
  • Perform job duties in accordance with RMD policies, procedures and standards.
  • Workstations must be maintained neat and clean by utilizing the proper handling and storage of misplace.
  • Produce the finest quality product with a positive attitude.
  • Responsible for the rotation of all food items that exists in station mis en place as well as in the kitchen.
  • Responsible for proper usage of equipment in compliance with RMD rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for communicating with co-workers on each shift of any problems or concerns.
  • Responsible for preparation of banquet foods in adequate amounts.
  • Attend pre-shift where sous chef conveys any relevant information.
  • Notify the Supervisor on duty before end of every work shift


  • At least 0-1 years’ experience with extensive knowledge in restaurant and private parties  
  • Must be able to provide legible communication
  • Must be comfortable learning new skills

Skills and Attitudes:

Must be motivated, hard-working, and passionate. This position requires someone who is a strong leader with the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.

Must have the ability to:

  • Perform job functions with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy
  • Prioritize and organize
  • Be a clear thinker, remain calm, and resolve problems using good judgment
  • Follow directions thoroughly
  • Work cohesively as a team with co-workers


Must have one or more of the following:

  • 1 years related experience and/or training.
  • Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
  • Food Handlers Card (must be obtained within 30 days of employment)
  • CPR and First Aid certified (must be obtained within 30 days of employment)

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand/walk for up to 6 hours at a time
  • Must be able to sit for up to 8 hours at a time
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds safely and properly
  • Ability to work in a stressful, fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work holidays, nights, and weekend

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