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Job Title: Line Cook
Job Summary: A line cook is responsible for the preparation, cooking, and plating of food items in a restaurant's kitchen. They work under the direction of the head chef or kitchen manager and collaborate with other kitchen staff to ensure efficient and timely food production.
Food Preparation: Prepare and portion food items as per the menu and recipe specifications. This includes cutting, chopping, slicing, and marinating ingredients.
Cooking: Cook food items according to established recipes, methods, and cooking techniques. This involves grilling, frying, sautéing, baking, and other cooking methods.
Quality Control: Ensure that all dishes are cooked to the correct temperature and meet quality standards in terms of taste, appearance, and portion size.
Food Safety: Adhere to food safety and hygiene standards, including proper handling, storage, and labeling of food items. Follow all sanitation and safety procedures.
Timing: Coordinate with other kitchen staff to ensure that all orders are prepared and delivered to customers in a timely manner, maintaining a smooth flow in the kitchen.
Stock Management: Monitor and manage inventory levels of ingredients and notify the kitchen manager or chef when supplies are running low. Assist in receiving and storing deliveries.
Cleanliness: Keep the kitchen and workstations clean and organized at all times. Clean and maintain kitchen equipment and utensils.
Menu Knowledge: Stay informed about the restaurant's menu and any specials or changes. Be able to answer customer questions about dishes and ingredients.
Teamwork: Collaborate effectively with other members of the kitchen team, including chefs, sous chefs, prep cooks, and dishwashers, to ensure a smooth operation.
Adaptability: Be able to handle a fast-paced, high-pressure kitchen environment and be flexible in adapting to changing menu items and customer demands.
A line cook is a critical part of a restaurant's kitchen team, contributing to the overall success of the establishment by consistently delivering high-quality dishes to customers. They play a pivotal role in ensuring the restaurant's reputation for good food and service.
Compensation: Salary/Hourly (Based on Experience)
Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dining Discounts