Company: Ristorante Abruzzi, 601 Morris St., Charleston, WV 25301
Job Title: Line Cook
Reports to: Chef
Prepared Date: Sep 30, 2019
Employment Status: Full Time
The job description of a line cook calls for preparing a large portion of the food that comes out of the kitchen of a restaurant. A line cook works directly under the chef who provides training and instructions.
A line cook is usually assigned the task of preparing the food in a specific area or along the line in a restaurant kitchen such as the vegetable prep area or the grill.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Line Cook
- Helps set up the whole kitchen prior to a restaurant s opening.
Sets up a station by bringing all containers of necessary food items to that point in the line.
Cooks a specific portion of each plated meal as assigned by the chef in charge.
Assists with cutting, marinating and precooking foods.
Keeps pace with other cooks on the line so that all food is ready for each plate at the same time.
Steps in to help another line cook who is running behind.
Assembles dishes and provides garnishment.
Plates food in an attractive manner to maximize customer enjoyment.
Pitches in, along with the rest of the staff, to maintain sanitary conditions and organization in the kitchen.
Wraps unused items and stores in proper areas at the end of a shift, and shuts off all equipment at the station.
Cleans and sanitizes the area with soap and warm water.
Participates in cleaning the rest of the kitchen before the restaurant closes for the night.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Has knowledge of standard cooking, baking and grilling techniques.
Possesses excellent communication skills.
Works cooperatively and efficiently in a team environment.
Has the ability to perform calmly under pressure.
Uses critical thinking and reasoning skills to solve problems quickly.
Manages time effectively.
Understands and follows written and verbal directions explicitly and asks questions for clarity when necessary.
Learns new recipes and new procedures rapidly.
Possesses strong mathematical skills.
Stays up-to-date on changes in the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department sanitation requirements and maintains a food handler card.
Manages material resources well and places new orders soon enough to prevent running out of supplies.
Monitors personal performance and makes improvements where needed.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma.
Culinary arts training is desired but not required as on-the-job training may substitute for a degree.
Stands on feet for long periods of time while cutting, stirring, grilling, frying and otherwise preparing food.
Performs heavy lifting by carrying large sacks of flour, sugar, frozen meats, vegetables and other ingredients.
Works odd hours like late evenings, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
Endures hot temperatures, loud noises and some stress in the fast-paced commercial kitchen environment.
Sustains occasionally minor cuts, burns and bruises on the job.
Average hourly salaries range from $11 an hour to $16 an hour.