Line Cook Job Description

A line cook, or Prep Cook, is responsible for preparing food in a specific station under the supervision of the Head Chef. Restaurants typically have multiple line cooks, each one works in a different station.

Updated on:     
October 19, 2022

Job Brief

We're looking for a Line Cook to work in our kitchen and help prepare meals for our guests. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a kitchen and be able to follow instructions from our chef. If you are interested in this position.

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Line Cook Duties

  • Develop and plan menus with head chef
  • Prepare and serve meals to guests
  • Assist chef with food preparation
  • Maintain kitchen
  • Make cold foods, salads, sandwiches
  • Maintain dish-washing station
  • Assist with banquet setup and cleanup
  • Follow food safety standards
  • Clean kitchen and dining areas
  • Deliver food to dining rooms
  • Serve drinks to guests
  • Clean work area and dining rooms
  • Deal with guest complaints
  • Service guests as needed
  • Follow policies and procedures
  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as required

Line Cook Responsibilities

  • Prepare, cook, and present food according to recipe, quality, and presentation standards
  • Maintain portion control, food storage, and sanitation standards and schedules
  • Enforce strict safety, quality, and sanitation standards in the kitchen and dining areas to protect against the risks of injuries
  • Train employees on skills, techniques, and job procedures, and enforce safety, sanitation, and quality standards during kitchen operations
  • Maintain equipment, tools, and supplies
  • Maintain all food storage areas, utensils, and equipment
  • Maintain supply inventories
  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen, dining areas, and kitchen equipment
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen equipment, utensils, and work area
  • Maintain complete documentation of all food orders
  • Maintain kitchen area and storage area
  • Maintain guest satisfaction and customer service

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Requirements and Skills

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate, coordinate, and problem solve with co-workers and management
  • Excellent customer service skills

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly believe in building a diverse and inclusive team. We are committed to ensuring that applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages are welcome, as well as veterans and individuals.