We calculated that 13% of Line Cooks are proficient in Sanitation Standards, Food Safety, and High Quality. They’re also known for soft skills such as Comprehension, Dexterity, and Physical stamina.
We break down the percentage of Line Cooks that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Sanitation Standards, 13%
Well Trained in Sanitation standards and practices including implementation and maintaining high cleanliness standard.
- Food Safety, 12%
Performed cleanliness and maintenance in food preparation areas according to state and federal regulations for food safety and surface sanitation.
- High Quality, 11%
Gained insight on working collaboratively to provide high quality customer service Prepared customer-specified and detail-orientated meals Ensured the cleanliness of the establishment
- Kitchen Equipment, 10%
Participated in all aspects of daily kitchen operations in kitchen including staff scheduling and supervision.
- High Volume, 9%
Provided exceptional customer-centered service in a fast-paced, high volume restaurant.
- Food Preparation, 6%
Utilized food preparation tools within correct manufacturing guidelines and placed all dirty food preparation utensils and equipment to the appropriate areas.
"Sanitation Standards," "Food Safety," and "High Quality" aren't the only skills we found Line Cooks list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Line Cook responsibilities that we found, including: Arguably the most important personality trait for a Line Cook to have happens to be Comprehension. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "Cooks need to understand orders and follow recipes to prepare dishes correctly." Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that Line Cooks can use Comprehension to "Complete comprehension with the assembly and presentation of all menu items. " Another trait important for fulfilling Line Cook duties is Dexterity. According to a Line Cook resume, "Cooks should have excellent hand–eye coordination." Here's an example of how Line Cooks are able to utilize Dexterity: "Wash dishes and lift heavy food products. " Physical stamina is also an important skill for Line Cooks to have. This example of how Line Cooks use this skill comes from a Line Cook resume, "Cooks spend a lot of time standing in one place, cooking food over hot stoves, and cleaning work areas." Read this excerpt from a resume to understand how vital it is to their everyday roles and responsibilities, "Maintained stamina, capitalized on ability to multi-task and demonstrated a professional attitude * Provided excellent customer service. " A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "Sense of taste and smell" is important to completing Line Cook responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way Line Cooks use this skill: "Cooks must have a keen sense of taste and smell to prepare meals that customers enjoy." Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical Line Cook tasks: "Fry and salad stations I prepared a variety of hand tossed salads, and also breaded and deep-fried foods to order. "
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Before becoming a Line Cook, 19.5% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 0.9% Line Cooks went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some Line Cooks have a college degree. But about one out of every two Line Cooks didn't attend college at all.
The Line Cooks who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Culinary Arts and Business, while a small population of Line Cooks studied General Studies and Hospitality Management.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a Line Cook. We've found that most Line Cook resumes include experience from Chili's, Darden Restaurants, and Adia. Of recent, Chili's had 5,293 positions open for Line Cooks. Meanwhile, there are 2,862 job openings at Darden Restaurants and 2,287 at Adia.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Line Cooks tend to earn the biggest salaries at The Cheesecake Factory, Cala Co, and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts. Take The Cheesecake Factory for example. The median Line Cook salary is $35,341. At Cala Co, Line Cooks earn an average of $35,287, while the average at Choctaw Casinos & Resorts is $34,697. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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