Short Order Cook Job Description

A cook who prepares food in large quantities and serves them quickly to waiting customers.

In a restaurant, such cooks are called a "short order cook".

In mass-production, a restaurant's cook prepares food in large quantities and serves them quickly to waiting customers.

In a fast-food restaurant, an order can be served within 20 to 40 minutes.

At a busy fast-food restaurant, short order cooks present a dish to a serving station.

When a customer places their order, a short order cook records it and moves the prepared food to the serving station.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Short Order Cook to come and work with us. We need someone who is able to cook quickly and efficiently, and who has experience with short order cooking. If you think you have what it takes, then we'd love to hear from you.

Short Order Cook Duties:

  • Prepares and serves food according to established recipes and service standards according to production times
  • Ensures proper presentation of food by maintaining food in sanitary condition and presenting attractive display
  • Work with management in scheduling work assignments and coordinating activities
  • Prepare and maintain inventory control records
  • Provide accurate information regarding menu items, ingredients, and nutritional value
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and sanitation
  • Complete other related duties as assigned

Short Order Cook Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve food, coffee, and beverages in a high-volume, fast-pace environment
  • Create and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials including breakfast burritos, pancakes, chicken fried steak, and ham and eggs
  • Assist in food prep and inventory control, and stock all open food items
  • Complete daily, weekly, and monthly documentation

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Previous experience as a short order cook
  • Ability to prepare menu items to strict quality standards
  • Proven ability to train, supervise, and motivate employees
  • Ability to plan and prepare short order meals
  • Proficiency in using various kitchen equipment, including grill, fryers

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of the wide range of backgrounds and experiences that make up our communities. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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