Sample line cook job description

At [Company X], we are committed to providing a quality dining experience to all our guests. We’re searching for a qualified line cook to help prepare menu items under the guidance of our executive chef. The line cook will play a vital role in upholding our food safety and cleanliness standards. In addition, the line cook will assist in restocking items, sanitizing equipment, and plating meals. [Company X] is committed to creating memorable and delicious food experiences for our guests, and we recognize that having a talented staff is essential to achieving this goal.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide restaurant customers with an impeccable dining experience

  • Prepare and plate meals on par with the executive chef’s standards

  • Communicate effectively with the rest of the kitchen team for seamless meal execution

  • Ensure food safety

  • Maintain a clean and sanitized kitchen environment

  • Uphold our restaurant’s quality standards


  • Prepare and cook menu items such as dressings, sauces, appetizers, sides, and entrees

  • Prep, wash, and chop meal components for larger dishes

  • Plate meals according to the instructions of the executive chef

  • Restock kitchen items

  • Wash and sanitize dishes, utensils, and other kitchen equipment

  • Clean prep station and put away equipment

Skills and qualifications

  • Ability to prep and cook menu items according to instructions

  • Knowledge of food safety

  • Cleanliness

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong time management skills

  • Commitment to quality

Preferred qualifications

  • Kitchen experience

  • Knowledge of the restaurant industry

  • Food-handling certification (such as OSHA or equivalent in country of hire)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Leadership abilities

  • Passionate about food and food service