Cracker Barrel Prep Cook Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2015
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Prep Cook Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cracker Barrel.

Interview

Three interviews Manager General manager, background check no drug test & District manager interview, then we had a paperwork and orientation, review of the whole store video presentation & skill training with a trainer as well menu classes and they have computer classes you must take to get a raise.

Interview Questions

  • Where do you see yourself with the company in 3 years   1 Answer

Negotiation

None they have a set wage on all positions and you get a 2% raise every par level and 6 months after

Other Interview Reviews for Cracker Barrel

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    Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cracker Barrel (Knoxville, TN) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I was called into the store on a non-busy time during the week after applying online through Indeed.com. I sat down with the assistant manager and general manager. They asked me questions about my availability and previous working experiences. I was hired on the spot upon filling out a paper application.

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    Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pell City, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Cracker Barrel (Pell City, AL).

    Interview

    Two interviews, one with mid level manger and then general manger. Fairly innocuous interview. If you have experience you can slightly negotiate for your starting salary.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Based on previous experience I was able to ask for a slightly higher starting salary.

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    Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Winter Garden, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cracker Barrel (Winter Garden, FL) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I'd applied to this company online 3 previous times with no response. I decided to visit the one nearest to me. I walked in and explained to a new manager that I'd applied online previously with no response. She got a senior manager who gave me a paper job application to fill out right there and then. three different and very personable waitresses stopped by the table I was sitting at to tell me how much they enjoyed working there and which shifts I should take according to company needs or to "get noticed." One waitress told me not to work in the kitchen, but on the floor as a server because she easily made 50 dollars an hour as a server. I finished the application and met with the general manager. He said a couple of different shifts were available and had 2 or 3 more interviews to conduct that same afternoon and someone would get back to me either way. That was yesterday, May 14th, 2012. I'm still waiting and hoping.

    Interview Questions

    • So you are available for any and all shifts?   1 Answer
    • Is there a minimum amount of money you need to make a week to pay your bills?   1 Answer
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    Prep Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Mill, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cracker Barrel (Fort Mill, SC) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Talked to kitchen supervisor one day for about 10 minutes. He told me to come back a few days later and talk to the General Manager. Talked to her for about 15 minutes. Had to wait a couple more days for my background check to come back. When it did I was offered the job. Management is very nice and upbeat. They also know what they are doing. You go through a training program before you actually start your job. It is pretty thorough, and honestly I have never gone through anything like it for a kitchen position. But you learn a lot in training. You take tests on the computer, there is a lot of reading about the business, what you are expected to do, OSHA MSDS sheets, menu items and how to plate up. I've completed 15 hours of only training so far and I have only worked for three days. And I am not finished with my computer part. Overall though it seems like decent job (since I haven't actually started cooking yet).

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Depending on what position you apply for, there is a maximum pay rate to start out at. You can get a raise in 30 days. Another raise is available 60 days after that. Another raise is available after 6 months. The economy is poor right now, and this is a better job than most right now that pay $8.50 per hour.

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