Hotel Bar Back / Prep Cook

Location Charleston, SC
Property The Spectator Hotel
Date Posted May 8, 2017
Job Type Food & Beverage


Charleston, SC – The bar back/prep cook position at the Spectator bar will consist of prepping for a light appetizer menu, executing orders, cleaning glassware, restocking and standard cleaning duties in the back and front of house.


  • Emptying trash cans
  • Collecting dirty glasses
  • Wiping down the bar counter
  • Fetching clean towels
  • Stocking ice for all the wells
  • Bringing out clean glassware
  • Cutting fruit and garnishes for drinks
  • Stocking juice, liquor, beer, and wine
  • Changing out kegs
  • Measures ingredients and prepares them in accordance to chef’s specifications
  • Washes and peels ingredients in order for them to be used in different meals
  • Cuts and portions different types of meat according to specifications
  • Prepares different types of food from the menu, following carefully the recipes
  • Makes stock soups to be used during cooking process
  • Prepares drinks and cocktails according to chef’s specifications
  • Portions the food and prepares the dishes for plating
  • Packages take-away food for clients
  • Places food trays under food warmers, so that the food arrives in good conditions at the table
  • Distributes the plates to be served to the waiting staff
  • Accepts or rejects ingredients from food suppliers, based on their appearance and quality
  • Keeps track of ingredient quantities and ensures there are always enough for the day/week
  • Stores ingredients in dedicated containers, making sure that they are best preserved
  • Informs superiors when the ingredients stock is getting low or when the kitchen tools do not work properly
  • Cleans and sanitizes the working surfaces, tools, utensils and working area
  • Carefully supervises the food temperature and the temperature from cooling rooms, to ensure that the ingredients kept are kept at the appropriate temperature
  • Swipes the remaining food from plates and puts them in the dishwasher/washes them
  • Vacuums dining area and washes the kitchen floor before closing

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