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Position Title:       Line Cook     

Reports to:             Sous Chefs and Chef de Cuisine

Position Summary:

Responsible for ensuring an efficient quality finished product before and during service hours. Assume all duties of the Sous Chefs in their absence, and as needed by the Executive Chef.

Core Tasks and Responsibilities:

Duties may include but are not limited to the following items:

  • Prepare food according to food handlers guidelines
  • Knowledge of cooking procedures
  • Able to communicate with Prep Cooks & Wait staff
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment
  • Knowledge of safety rules for kitchen equipment
  • Knowledge of where and how everything is stored
  • Label and date all food stored & Rotate food as needed
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Flexible with job duties
  • Able to work all shifts and holidays
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to assigned shift
  • Follow opening and closing procedures
  • Ability to work in a high pace and hot environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Complete repetitive work effectively
  • Stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Report to managers when something is broken or needs repair
  • Keep a clean, stocked and tidy work space
  • Be self-motivated 
  • Follow written or verbal instructions
  • Taste food items to insure consistency and conformance to recipes and standards of appearance.
  • Maintain product quality standards and consistency.
  • Work effectively with and communicate with both FOH and BOH staff.
  • Strive for guest satisfaction—maintain the goal of creating positive guest experiences.
  • Maintain the integrity of every dish no matter time, price point, whom it is for or level of difficulty.
  • Maintain positive attitude about all culinary aspects of Restaurant.

Policies and Procedures

  • Insure that all BOH staff follows and upholds to Restaurant’s policy and procedures pertaining to cleanliness and organization of walk-ins, freezers and dry storage.
  • Assist and insure all BOH staff works in an organized and clean matter within their workspace.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have at least a high school diploma or GED.  Previous kitchen experience is required with at least 2 years of working in a similar position.  Must be able to work well under pressure and be self-motivated.  Must have good organizational, time management and delegation skills.  Good communication skills—both written and verbal, Spanish speaking would be a definite plus. Requires standing and carrying for long periods.  This position may require lifting, carrying, pulling or pushing of approximately 21—50 pounds.

Location: Chicago, IL
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