Cook (Quick Service)
Job Description

Cook (Quick Service) Job Description

Cook (Quick Service) Job Overview

Cooks work in quick service restaurants, preparing food for customers. Tasks include using cooking equipment, setting up food stations, mixing ingredients, and making sure food is at a safe temperature for eating. You must have the ability to keep food preparation spaces clean and adhere to all safety regulations. To produce a high volume of food for customers, this position demands the ability to interact and communicate with team members in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Previous food service experience, ideally in a fast food or quick service restaurant, is desired.

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Cook (Quick Service) Job Template

Cook (Quick Service) Job Summary

Are you a hard-working individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a cook at our busy quick service restaurant. We need someone who can handle preparing food stations, cooking a high-volume of food, and ensuring that all food safety and storage regulations are followed. Our ideal candidate has food industry experience, preferably in fast food, quick service, or fast casual restaurants, and a willingness to learn. We need a team player who is ready to work alongside other crew members, and has excellent time-management skills. If this describes you, apply today!


Ashburn, VA

Cook (Quick Service) Responsibilities

  • Stock ingredients needed for food items by washing, cutting, dicing, or slicing them as needed
  • Cook food according to instructions provided on food order slips or through verbal directions
  • Check food temperatures with thermometers to ensure that food has reached safe levels of heat for consumption
  • Recognize and adhere to quality requirements for meats, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, as well as correct storage and waste management
  • Maintain work stations, including all countertops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration in a clean and sanitary condition per health and safety regulations
  • Clean equipment and work surfaces at the end of each shift, including sweeping floors, mopping, and cleaning counters

Cook (Quick Service) Qualifications

  • Prior fast food or quick service restaurant industry experience is highly desired
  • Ability to understand and comply with kitchen sanitation, safety and equipment usage, and food storage regulations
  • Display excellent communication and interpersonal skills with customers and coworkers
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Candidates must be hardworking, detail-oriented, and have a strong work ethic

Cook (Quick Service) Compensation

$15.78/hr (National Average)


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