Cook (Per Diem)

  • Per Diem
  • Salem. NY
  • $18 - 24 USD / Hour

Website Jacko's Corner

Jacko’s Corner is seeking an experienced and reliable Cook to join our culinary team on a per diem basis. This role is geared towards assisting the kitchen with events and requires a commitment of at least two shifts per month. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in a professional kitchen and a passion for creating delicious, high-quality dishes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and cook a variety of dishes according to established recipes and menu specifications.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of event-specific menus.
  • Ensure all food is prepared to the highest quality standards and presented beautifully.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and sanitary kitchen environment.
  • Monitor and manage food inventory, ensuring freshness and minimizing waste.
  • Collaborate with the kitchen team to ensure smooth and efficient service during events.
  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations, including proper food handling and storage practices.
  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of kitchen stations and equipment for events.
  • Provide support in other areas of the kitchen as needed.


  • 1-2 years of experience in a professional kitchen environment.
  • Strong understanding of cooking techniques, food safety, and kitchen operations.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Commitment to working at least two shifts per month.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to use kitchen tools and equipment safely.


  • Competitive pay rate of $18-$24 per hour, based on experience.
  • Hands-on experience in a dynamic and supportive kitchen environment.
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement within the restaurant.
  • Employee discounts on meals.
  • Friendly and supportive work environment.

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