Prep Cook

Feb 24 2023
53 By The Sea |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

53 By the Sea

Prep Cook

Company Information

53 By the Sea is one of the island’s premier fine dining experiences with sweeping views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the rolling surf at Kakaako. We serve Hawaii Regional Cuisine which utilizes local products, support local farmers as much as possible, and uses modern cooking techniques. Here at 53 By the Sea, we strive to provide an elevated level of service through our core values and ensure that each guest receives authentic hospitality.

Position Overview

The Prep Cook upholds Ocean Investments, LLC’s company Core Values, Vision and Mission.  Prepares different foods and recipes for daily operations. Assists the other cooks with preparation of food orders.  The Prep Cook must always perform service to exceed fine dining expectations. The Prep Cook must assist all stations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare menu items and ingredients according to daily reservations, following recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by restaurant management.
  • Follow all health code standards and protocol. Keeps area clean and well-stocked; keeps equipment in proper working order.
  • Ensures timely preparation of food for the restaurant and wedding guests.
  • Follow opening and closing procedures.
  • Assist Line Cooks and all stations as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the managers and supervisors.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • 1  year of experience in a fast-paced fine-dining kitchen

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proper knife skills and techniques
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Servsafe certification preferred but not required 
  • TB Clearance


  • Health Insurance (Dental, Vision, Prescription, and medical) *Must ensure to meet eligibility
  • Personal Holiday (After completion of orientation period)
  • PTO (after 6 months of working)
  • Bus pass reimbursement program
  • Various types of discounts such as cell phone (AT&T), rental car (Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, and National), gym membership (24-hour fitness & UFC Gym), discounted movie tickets, and much more!

To help expedite the hiring process for restaurants and food handling positions, we request that all applicants have the following documents prepared and available for submission:

  • State of Hawaii required Tuberculosis (TB) test with satisfactory results, more info here:​uirements-2/ 

At Ocean Investments, we welcome and value the diversity of our team members and those we serve. Ocean Investments is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us at [email protected] if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. 


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.