Food Preparer

Metro Area Location: San Diego   Job Code: 35383
State/Territory: US - California (CA)   # of openings: 1


Food Preparers Needed! 

FREE hot food available to ALL employees

Health Insurance, Vacation and 401K available to ALL employees

Discover the Difference You Can Make at Gate Gourmet

Gate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the world’s largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry.  Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable meals to over 270 million travelers around the globe.

We are now hiring for Food Preparers to work in our flight kitchen near the San Diego International airport.  This position is represented by a labor Union and is covered by one or more collective bargaining agreement. 

Gate Gourmet's Food Prep roles plate hot and cold meals for various airlines.  

A Food Preparer is responsible for cutting, chopping, and wrapping various dishes and meals.

In addition, the food preparer builds the food carts that are later delivered to airline passengers 35,000 feet in the air.  So, with every meal prepared, the Food Preparer is MAKING A DIFFERENCE!   


Our Employees Must Be Able to:

  • work assigned schedule which may include multiple shifts, weekends and holidays
  • work overtime when required
  • arrive to work on-time
  • pass a criminal background check
  • pass a drug screen
  • handle fish, beef, pork, poultry and other food products
  • complete paperwork
  • communicate with Supervisors and co-workers
  • follow directions
  • work as a member of a team

Education Requirements:

  • Not applicable

Environmental Requirements:

  • Will be exposed to extreme temperature changes and noise
  • May work in a cold room of 40 degrees or less for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move product, equipment and supplies up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Regularly stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during shifts of 8+ hours

Demonstrated Competencies to be Successful in the Position:

Thinking - Information search and analysis, problem resolution skills

Engaging - understanding others, team leadership, developing people

Inspiring - influencing and building relationships, motivating and inspiring, communicating effectively

Achieving - delivering business results under pressure, championing performance improvement, customer focus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Candidates will be required to go through pre-employment drug screen, criminal check and/or airport fingerprinting.

Gate Gourmet is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!




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