With delegated authority, reporting to the General Manager, the Executive Chef, Kitchen
Manager and the Assistant Kitchen, the Line Cook is responsible for...
Manage and run production lines
Insure spec guidelines are followed, log and report any discrepancies
Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products in order to ensure that packing
specifications are met.
Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.
Actively cook/prep/assemble where needed.
Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for
cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.
Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served.
Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods,
quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a
smooth service period.
Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe
Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers,
fryers, pasta cookers, saut burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration
Prepares item for broiling, grilling, frying, sauting or other cooking methods by
portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating.
Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.
Handles, stores and rotates all products properly.
Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed.
Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists
others in closing the kitchen.
Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chef de Cuisine/Kitchen Manager or
Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting;
Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative
situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and
grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able
to read and interpret written information.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative
tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits
organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently;
Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other
people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure;
Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position;
Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes
responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work
when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person
with an alternate plan.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
A minimum of 2 years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking.
Ability to read, speak and interpret documents in clear English.
Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel.
Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 10 hours).
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral,
or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in