Kitchen Staff

Delia's Tamales

Reports to: Kitchen Lead > Manager > Supervisor

Position Summary:

A Kitchen Prep/Cook is responsible for setting up kitchen workstations and performing basic cooking duties. Their duties include preparation of meals, ingredients, organizing and labeling food items in the refrigerator/freezers, performing tasks like chopping and mixing ingredients and sanitizing their work station.


  • Candidate may be required to have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evening and holidays
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred but not required
  • Must be able to pass in-house training and orientation sessions

Job Knowledge/Experience:

  • Previous food service or kitchen experience preferred but not required
  • Basic cooking and chopping knowledge
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Ability to handle being near cooking ovens with high heat
  • Ability to follow instructions and complete tasks in a timely manner

Position Responsibilities:

  • Must set up and sanitize kitchen work area and kitchen equipment.
  • Prepare ingredients to be used in entrees and sauces.
  • Must be able to wash, peel, and cut vegetables.
  • Mix ingredients, stew vegetables and prep tamales on trays.
  • Wash and chop produce and other food handling.
  • Set up and wrap tamales and sort by flavor and type.
  • Assist with online orders by preparing and packaging tamales correctly for shipping.
  • Label, stock, and transfer all wrapped tamales in their proper place and ensure they are easily accessible.
  • Wash trays, cooking equipment, clean floors, clean bathrooms, sanitize countertops, sanitize cutting boards, and maintain all areas to health code standards.
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen by making sure all waste is removed and the surfaces are sanitized at the end of the work shift and/or day.
  • Comply with food sanitation and guidelines and safety rules.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Customer Service:

Provide excellent service to all Delia’s employees and customers.


A. The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position:      

Light/moderate lifting up to 50 lbs. from the floor to waist height. Yes Kneeling Yes
Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 50 lbs. Yes Walking Yes
Light/moderate carrying up to 50 lbs. Yes Standing for long periods of up to 8-10 hours or longer Yes
Straight pulling Yes Sitting Yes
Pulling hand over hand Yes Pushing Yes
Repeated bending Yes Stooping/Bending Yes
Reaching above shoulder Yes Climbing Stairs No
Simple grasping Yes Climbing Ladders Yes
Dual simultaneous grasping Yes Depth Perceptions needed Yes
Ability to see Yes Identify Colors Yes
Operating restaurant equipment Yes Twisting Yes
Operating mechanical equipment Yes Crawling No
Ability to read and write Yes Ability to Count Yes
Ability to hear verbal communication without aid Yes Operating Personal Vehicle Yes
Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication Yes

B. Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in combined working environment between an air-conditioned, cold and heated area depending on their work station with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

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