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Line Cook

Line Cook job overview

Line cooks prepare, cook, and plate meals under the supervision and guidance of a head cook, sous chef, or head chef. Restaurants generally employ numerous line cooks, each of whom works a particular station depending on the restaurant's menu. Line cooks are in charge of setting up and stocking cook stations, preparing food on the line, grilling, sautéing, broiling, and placing food on plates. This role requires knowledge of numerous culinary methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures, as well as accuracy, quickness, and a high level of attention to detail. Line cooks need excellent stamina to stand for long periods. Prior experience in the food service industry is usually preferred.

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Line Cook job summary

Our busy restaurant is looking for a detail-oriented individual with exceptional time management abilities who is passionate about providing our clients with an exceptional dining experience. As our next line cook, you will be responsible for ensuring that every dish is cooked and presented following appropriate recipes, presentation standards, and with accuracy for the guest order. We need an experienced cook who is comfortable with a variety of cooking techniques such as poaching, braising, roasting, charbroiling, sautéing, grilling, frying, and baking. Our ideal applicant is a team player who can successfully communicate with other kitchen staff to keep our restaurant running efficiently. If you have a friendly and energetic attitude with a passion for food, please apply today!


Ashburn, VA
Line Cook responsibilities
  • Establish a system of food stations and stock them with all of the necessary ingredients for the shift
  • Cook food orders at stations by following established recipes and presentation standards for grilling, broiling, and sautéing menu items
  • Adhere to established storage and waste control standards for meats, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products to ensure quality food is served
  • Clean and sanitize all workstations, including counters, utensils, cooking equipment, and the refrigerator, in accordance with health and safety regulations
  • Demonstrate professional and pleasant demeanor when interacting with visitors, vendors, and associates
Line Cook qualifications
  • Educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent GED certificate
  • Previous experience working in food service is preferred
  • Must be able to meet all safety and sanitation requirements of kitchen equipment and food storage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with customers and other team members
  • Must be a hard worker with high attention to detail and have a strong work ethic
Line Cook compensation

$14.45/hour (National Average)

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