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30 Sept 2023

Prep Cook

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tempe, AZ, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Position: Prep Cook - Full Time/Exempt

Reports To: Performance Chef

Location: Arizona Cardinals (Tempe, AZ)

Cardinals Organizational Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home stadium.

As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the Cardinals Club has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, developing a family-oriented culture that strives to be a championship team on the field, in the community, and as an organization. Over the years, the organization not only continues to grow its fanbase and reach within the local community but also prides itself in maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce.

If you want to join an organization that values safety, courtesy, efficiency, experience, diversity, and longevity, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here.


As a member of the Arizona Cardinals Nutrition Services Department, the Prep Cook is responsible to assist the chefs with the preparation of team and corporate meals during all phases of the year.

Primary Job Duties:

The Prep Cook will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation the following:

  • Works cooperatively to execute the high standards of Arizona Cardinals meal services
  • Maintain an A grade level cleanliness of the kitchen and equipment
  • Prepares ingredients for recipes, and follow recipes accurately and independently
  • Responsible for providing food prep in a timely manner for chef evaluation
  • Completes assigned prep list in a timely manner following menu and meal times
  • Efficiently operates and maintains clean and orderly prep/cook station
  • Assists with receiving and organizing deliveries
  • Follow procedures for serving food, as well as rotating and storing food within coolers, freezers, dry storage, etc. utilizing a FIFO-approach (including labeling, dating, rotating, and screening products to meet food safety and organizational standards.)
  • Adhere to guidelines for discarding or returning products that do not meet organizational standards
  • Assist chefs in presenting and executing new recipes following food trends that adhere to dietary and nutrition needs of the team
  • Participate with the executing training camp meal operations at off-site locations


  • Education: High school diploma or GED Culinary background required, including formal culinary training; equivalent work experience may be substituted as appropriate

  • Experience: Experienced in all areas of meal preparation, including from scratch cooking; Previous restaurant experience and food service operations knowledge

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  • Maintains work uniform and personal hygiene to department standards
  • Vast understanding of flavor profiles and seasoning with the ability to read and execute recipes independently
  • Knowledge of weights, measurements, volume and cooking procedures
  • Familiar with proper use of commercial kitchen equipment
  • Required to work team events on weekends, off-site and out of state when necessary
  • Understands the importance of team work and adherence to department guidelines
  • Ability to respectfully communicate questions, suggestions or ideas to the chefs
  • Outgoing, goal oriented and high energy; demonstrate a growth mindset and learning attitude
  • Ability to work positively in a fast-paced environment and to prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment
  • Up-to-date with all required certifications including a food handlers card
  • Respectfully handles confidential information and maintains a professional attitude around professional athletes in their work environment.

Position Information:

The Prep Cook will be responsible for completing the meal preparation duties under the direction of the Executive and Team Chefs. This position will have the expectation to perform at the high standard of the Arizona Cardinals. The effectiveness of the position will have a direct impact on the team on-field performance and success. The job will include walking and/or standing for long periods of time as well as lifting food deliveries and equipment up to 50 lbs, working with knives and participating in set-up of training camp kitchen.

Cardinals Benefits/Perks Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has developed a comprehensive benefits package that provides economic and inclusive benefits to full-time employees. The Cardinals benefits offer care, protection, and support for employees and their loved ones. The Cardinals organization encourages an environment that is conducive to living a healthy, productive, and flexible lifestyle.

Benefits and Perks include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options; effective the first day of hire
  • 401 (k) retirement option with employer match contribution
  • Paid Time Off Accruals (including sick time accruals)
  • Paid Time Off for most Federal holidays
  • Time off for Maternity, Paternity, Military, and Bereavement
  • MDLIVE: 24/7 medical support
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Care Saving Account options
  • Discounts on Cardinals gear & paraphernalia
  • Tuition reimbursement & Professional Growth opportunities
  • Daily free lunch
  • Complimentary season tickets
  • Subsidized gym memberships

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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