Line Cook – Market Grille

January 14, 2020
Rochester, MN
Job Type


General Function :

The Line Cook is responsible for supporting the Lead Chef to deliver high-quality, great tasting food; proper food safety and sanitation procedures and profitability. The Line Cook is responsible for prepping ingredients and assembling dishes according to restaurant recipes and specifications.

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to: Lead Chef; Grille BOH Manager; Store Director

Direct Reports: Dishroom Clerk; Food Expeditor

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up workstations with all needed ingredients and cooking equipment.
  • Prepare ingredients to use in cooking (chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc.).
  • Ensure great presentation by dressing dishes before they are served.
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen.
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly.
  • Check quality of ingredients.
  • Monitor stock levels, restock station as needed.
  • Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs other job related duties and special projects as required.
  • Education and Experience

  • Proven experience as a cook.
  • Experience in using cutting tools, cookware and bake ware.
  • Knowledge of various cooking procedures and methods.
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Very good communication skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalent; Diploma from a culinary school will be an advantage.
  • Physical Requirements

    • Must be physically able to exert up to 50 pounds of force frequently (energy exerted); and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
    • Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches to more than 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), and field of vision.
    • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

    Working Conditions

    This position is frequently exposed to temperature extremes and dampness. There are possible equipment movement hazards from a pallet jack, electrical shock, and exposure to cleaning chemicals and solvents. This is a fast paced work environment.

    Equipment Used to Perform Job

    All kitchen equipment including: Cash register, fryers, ovens, stoves, grills, toasters, chicken roaster, can opener, griddle, chargrill, slicer, delivery van, refrigerated food prep case, hot case, cold case, thermometers, knives, dishwasher, ice machine, coffee maker, scales, pop machine, calculator, computer, Telexon ordering machine, C.A.R.S. reordering system, steamer, fax, copier, telephone, Hobart machine. Bar equipment, such as tags, Napa technology, Aloha POS System, etc.

    Financial Responsibility

    Responsible for company assets including equipment and merchandise.


    Has daily contact with the general public and customers. Has contact with federal/state governmental or regulatory agencies regarding inspections.

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