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Experienced line cook Job Description

Experienced line cook Job Description Template

An experienced line cook is a skilled culinary professional who is responsible for preparing and cooking food in a fast-paced kitchen environment. They must be knowledgeable in food safety and sanitation, have excellent time management skills, and be able to work effectively as part of a team.


  • Prepare and cook food items according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist
  • Assist with the development of menu items by suggesting recipes and testing them
  • Ensure that all kitchen equipment is in good working order and report any issues to the Head Chef
  • Supervise and train junior kitchen staff, ensuring they follow all health and safety regulations and adhere to cleanliness standards
  • Manage food inventory and order supplies as needed
  • Collaborate with the Head Chef to develop new menu items and specials
  • Ensure that all food is prepared and served in a timely manner
  • Adhere to all food safety and sanitation standards in the kitchen and maintain a clean and organized work area


  • At least 2 years of experience as a line cook in a fast-paced kitchen
  • Ability to read and execute recipes accurately and efficiently
  • Knowledge of proper food handling and safety procedures
  • Experience working with a wide range of kitchen equipment and tools
  • Ability to work well in a team and communicate effectively with other kitchen staff
  • Flexibility to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail

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