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Job Title:         Line Cook

Qualifiers:       Professional




Job Title Variations

Experience Level

Lead Line Cook


Prep Cook


Pastry Cook


Grill Cook


Fry Cook


Salad Cook



Salary:             $XX.XX – XX.XX per hour

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Job Summary:

COMPANY NAME is preparing for the 2020 season with the re-launch of our food truck in late spring. In line with the standards of our brick-and-mortar location, the food truck is committed to locally sourced, farm-to-table offerings. We are looking for a professional Line Cook who can lead meal preparation per our standard recipes. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating meal portions, cooking orders on-the-fly, and keeping a sanitized work area. We are seeking an individual who has experience in the food service industry and is committed to flawless food presentation and warm customer service, which is important for impressing our customers and creating repeat business.


  • Prepare basic components of menu item using our proven recipes
  • Memorize and utilize our serving portion sizes and all basic meal prep procedures
  • Cook food to-order
  • Assemble dishes for presentation to the customer
  • Ensure that, all food prep areas and food storage areas of the truck meet restaurant cleaning standards
  • Monitor product freshness and rotate out old product based on a schedule created by management

Qualifications and skills:

  • 2+ years’ cooking and kitchen administration experience
  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Ability to work on your feet for eight hours or more a day
  • High level of professionalism
  • Comfortable working with a team in a small and fast-paced kitchen environment
  • Excellent verbal communication and organization skills
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds at a time on a regular basis

Anticipated Time Commitment

  • Part-time or full-time (?)
  • Days of operation (Wednesday – Saturday)
  • Shifts per week: 3
  • Hours per shift: 8
  • Afternoons/nights/weekends (?)


  • Medical, Dental, Vision for full-time employees
  • Company paid life insurance for full-time employees
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Discounts at affiliated restaurants

Growth Potential Factors

  • On the job training is provided
  • Opportunities for advancement through transfer to other company-managed venues