Line Cook Job Description

Line Cook Job Description

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Line cook provides assistance to all work stations, including Hotline, Deli, Grill, Pizza, and Pastry.

Line Cook Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective line cook job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included line cook job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Accordance with prescribed recipes
Prepares food according to production sheets following simple or complex recipes, utilizing appropriate equipment
Quickly prepares all assigned menu item food products as ordered, to include breakfast, lunch and dinner service and any catering or other special functions using Production Sheets and approved recipes
Ascertain the du jour specials and methods of preparation and presentation
Close the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations
Uses our Standard Recipe Card for preparing all products
Setup, service, and breakdown of lunch stations and signage
Prepare food in a timely manner in a fast paced environment
Organize food stations according to Ripken Experience expectations
Follow portion sizes according to Ripken Experience standards

Line Cook Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Line Cook

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the line cook job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Associate Degree in Culinary, Education, Technical, Communication, Supervision, Culinary Arts, Associates, General Education, English, Culinary School

Skills for Line Cook

Desired skills for line cook include:

Broiler
Pantry and saut stations
Ovens
Stoves
Broiler and pizza oven desired
Mixer
Slicer
Knife skills
Principles for dealing directly with the public
Recipes

Desired experience for line cook includes:

Customer Service - Every order is handled with a high level of professionalism and any customer complaints are dealt with quickly and efficiently
Communication - This position requires a commitment to details both verbally and non-verbally, therefore, the Line Cook must encourage cooperative and consistent levels of communication with kitchen staff, front-end staff and management
Leadership and Conflict Management - Must understand motivational management techniques and lead coworkers using good judgment, tact and initiative through strict adherence to directions given by superiors
Performing General Physical Activities - The Line Cook must perform physical activities in a variety of environmental conditions that require moderate to maximum strength including climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, and handling of materials
Food Preparation & Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for preparing and producing food consumption, including storage and handling techniques
Available for all shifts

Line Cook Examples

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Line Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of line cook. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for line cook
  • Accurately measure foods and adjust recipes for food preparation process
  • Complete daily and monthly inventory of all food & beverage items rotating stock
  • Monitor food quality to ensure it stays within company standards
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary environment within the kitchen, walk-in coolers
  • Give feedback to Manager on items that need to be restocked
  • Provide Manager with feedback, ideas and suggestions on a timely basis
  • Responsible for full set up and preparation of hot and cold food items for restaurants
  • Assists Chef and Sous Chef with organization and sanitation of main kitchen including walk-in coolers and freezers
  • Insure that station or relevant prep list is set in a timely manner
  • Assists in controlling food costs
Qualifications for line cook
  • Some culinary education preferred
  • From scratch cooking skills preferred
  • Prefer 2 years of hotel line cook experience
  • High school education is desired
  • Must have a minimum of six (6) months of experience as a cook
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and maneuver up to 75 pounds
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Line Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a line cook. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for line cook
  • Understands menus and recipes
  • Learn menus, recipes, preparation, and presentation standards
  • Demonstrate respect for fellow associates, equipment, and customers
  • Helps assist in other areas of kitchen when not busy
  • Prepares food as directed
  • Seasons and prepares a wide variety of foods such as vegetables, fruits, meats, soups, salads, and cereals in
  • Organize food storage and kitchen equipment
  • Caters special events as required
  • Disposition of spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment, and/or other unusual conditions
  • Consult with supervisory staff to plan menus, taking into consideration factors such as costs and special
Qualifications for line cook
  • 6 months experience as a Line Cook preferred
  • The ability to communicate in English
  • Minimum 1-3 years cook experience required
  • Ability to work independently part of a team, and the ability to multi task are necessary for this position
  • Must have a current ServSafe/Texas Food Handler’s card
  • Must be available for overtime and weekends
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Line Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of line cook. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for line cook
  • Mixes ingredients according to recipes
  • Produces high quality products
  • Observe and taste food prepared to verify flavor and texture standards
  • Suggest menu or recipe changes so food will be used before expiration dates
  • Organize for work for maximum
  • Check food temperatures before serving
  • Prepares ingredients for assigned menu items as scheduled
  • Properly presents all food items and to provide maximum appeal, quality, temperature, and freshness
  • Maintains kitchen sanitation and equipment cleaning schedule using ‘clean as you go’ approach
  • Communicates appropriately and effectively with all food service staff, supervisors
Qualifications for line cook
  • Culinary degree or currently attending culinary school desired
  • Ability to cross train in all stations
  • Must have prior work experience as a COOK or enrollment in a CULINARY ARTS program
  • Must be available for all scheduled training classes Mon-Fri, and Sat & Sun
  • Must be fully available to work Friday - Sundays any shift and two additional days of the week (mornings, afternoons, evenings and holidays)
  • Current State of Washington Food Permit
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Line Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of line cook. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for line cook
  • Assure adherence to menus, including those for special diets ordered
  • Assure optimal quality, temperature and appearance of meals
  • Act in compliance with federal and state sanitary regulations facility infection control guidelines and dietary policies and procedures
  • Maintain a clean, hazard-free work area
  • Maintain knowledge of current nutritional practice
  • Procure foods from assigned work areas to help stock and supply hot and cold stations for patient food production
  • Prepare salads, sandwiches, sandwich spreads, desserts, and all other related items for cafeteria, catering events and patients food service
  • Food Preparation.Prepare food and baked goods following the daily assignments
  • Sanitation.Ensure all equipment used is cleaned to code standards
  • Provides helpful and professional interaction with wait staff and management
Qualifications for line cook
  • Be able to lead our team of cooks and direct the operation during meal times
  • Knowledge of proper nutritional requirements, preferred
  • Ability to lift pots, pans, etc
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays to support the hotel operation
  • Must be service orientated with a natural child affinity
  • Must be able to pass a Food Safety Manager’s Test
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Line Cook Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of line cook. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for line cook
  • Inspects and verifies the quality and quantity of products received from vendors
  • Oversees all food production operations in the kitchen for Restaurant and banquets
  • Prepare lunch items in coordination with the Executive Chef
  • Support prep/ porter staff as needed
  • Help guests, answer questions and fulfill people’s requests
  • Collaborate on evening events
  • Responsible for all areas of production, including both hot and cold production
  • Understand department standards of food quality and recipe taste
  • Taste food prepared to verify flavor and texture standards
  • Demonstrate judgment and creativity in food utilization
Qualifications for line cook
  • Minimum of 1yr
  • Must possess a minimum of 2 years of culinary experience, preferably in a fine dining establishment
  • Knowledge of food preparation and controls
  • Requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping
  • Must be able to speak and understand English well
  • Previous line experience preferred

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