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Come Join the Waterford Hotel Group Team!

Waterford Hotel Group is continuously looking to meet the best and brightest talent that the hospitality industry has to offer. Waterford is dedicated to the growth and development of our Associates and we welcome you to discover a culture where your contributions are recognized and celebrated. If you want to be part of a team that embraces collaboration with a focus on continuous improvement and you think you have what it takes to “wow” our customers, we invite you to explore a career with Waterford Hotel Group.

Prep Cook - Job Description 

As a Prep Cook, you will efficiently and consistently produce the highest quality menu items by taking full ownership for the daily preparation and execution of food items in your station. We are looking for team players that assist one another and work with the service team to exceed our guests' expectations and to provide them with nothing less than extraordinary dining experiences.

As a Prep Cook, your job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare all food items to order, following standard recipes and procedures within specified time limits
  • Cuts or portions meat, fish and poultry
  • Communicates with team and management throughout the shift regarding status of orders and availability of product
  • Minimizes waste of product
  • Labels all food items for food safety and shelf-life standards
  • Rotates product according to “First In, First Out" to maintain shelf-life standards
  • Keeps the grill area neat, clean and sanitary
  • Cleans, organizes, and maintains walk-in refrigerator, reach-in refrigerator, cooler drawers, prep, and dry storage area
  • Stocks/restocks items on line according to specifications
  • Understands and complies with food safety and temperature standards
  • Cleans, organizes, and maintains fry area, walk-in refrigerator, reach-in refrigerator, cooler drawers, prep, and dry storage area
  • Assists in an entire team effort
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills-Ability to be organized in a changing environment
  • Ability to maintain a calm professional demeanor
  • Prepares great food with great service and a great attitude
  • Projects and assignments are completed thoroughly, professionally and with care in a timely manner
  • Adjusts to high pressure situations and is open to change
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development
  • Conducts themselves professionally at all times while setting the standard for all staff
  • Expresses ideas and conveys information clearly, effectively and professionally
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
  • You must be able to pass a thorough background check


We offer our eligible Associates a number of benefits to enhance their health and well-being:

  • Group insurance, including medical, dental, vision and company-paid life insurance
  • Paid time off including vacation days, personal days and holidays
  • Company-matched 401(k) plan
  • Voluntary benefits including short term disability, accident, life and critical illness
  • Life enrichment benefits including educational assistance, hotel discounts, travel assistance and more


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The Inn at Ohio Northern University

401 West College Avenue
Ada, OH 45810

(419) 772-2500

67 Room Inn

About the property

The Inn at Ohio Northern University is the top choice among Ada, Ohio hotels. With elegant design and comfortable accommodations, The Inn at ONU offers terrific, restful experiences for those seeking a hotel in Northern Ohio. Located on the ONU campus, only steps away from vibrant campus life, we are the preferred hotel in Ada, Ohio for business, leisure, faculty, sports, alumni and family guests.

While on campus you will enjoy performing arts events, Division III athletics, art exhibits, and beautiful walking and biking trails just minutes away. Stay in one of our deluxe rooms and experience the height of luxury at great rates.

Why people like to work here

The Inn fosters a work environment centered on building relationships with our guests, each other, and the community we live and work in. We are looking for associates that are focused on providing excellent service and want to have fun at work!