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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Ashburn, VA
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Primary Location: Virginia - Ashburn - 0781 - Shoppes at Ryan Park-(00781)
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Reston, VA
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Primary Location: Virginia - Reston - 1801 - South Lakes Village-(01801)
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4.5

Prep/Line Cook

Thompson Hospitality
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Arlington, VA
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Who We are:

Matchbox opened its first location in 2003 and quickly became known for wood-fired pizzas, mini burgers, fresh salads and chef-inspired entrées, like pan-seared sea bass and oven-roasted filet mignon. We like to call it elevated American bistro fare, crafted from high quality ingredients with a chef at the helm in every kitchen.

By the end of our founding year, matchbox had become a neighborhood fixture and earned the honor of Washington, DC’s "Best New Restaurant” of 2003 by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington .

Eighteen years later, matchbox has grown to eleven restaurants in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. We’ve been successful over the years because we’ve stayed true to our original beliefs and continue to be inspired by creating friendly, high energy gathering places with delicious food and drinks that bring people together.

Summary of Essential Functions

  • Prepares food items, following standard recipes and procedures within specified time
  • Reads a prep list and preps items as assigned
  • Properly measures and assembles ingredients required for preparing the standard
  • Cuts and/or portions meat, fish and poultry
  • May use a slicer
  • Accepts or rejects ingredients based on quality and quantity
  • Cleans, organizes, stocks, and maintains work area, walk-in refrigerator, reach-in refrigerator, cooler drawers, prep, and dry storage area, which may include bending, reaching, stooping, lifting, and working with cleaning agents
  • Rinses and cuts raw food products
  • Cooks on open flame stove and moves food in/out of industrial ovens
  • May be exposed to allergens such as nuts, seeds, soy, shellfish, and dairy
  • Tastes, smells, and views food to ensure adherence to quality standards

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 6 months experience in high volume restaurant
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) encouraged
  • Certification in food safety and sanitation a plus
  • Able to follow recipes and instructions, including making conversions
  • Knowledge of food safety, sanitation and proper handling procedures
  • Able to work flexible shifts and schedules, inclusive of breakfast shifts, weekends and some holidays
  • Able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • High energy and stamina. Able to work within a fast-paced, highly mobile, yet small space environment
  • Able to stand, kneel, bend, and walk for up to 8 hours per day
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Able to withstand temperatures up to 105 degrees
  • Able to communicate and understand the primary language of the work location
  • Ability to perform essential functions to company standards with reasonable accommodation
Company DescriptionThompson Hospitality is the nation’s largest minority-owned food and facilities management company. Our services include hospitality, full dining and quick service restaurants, campus dining, diversity consultation, facility operations and maintenance management. We are a family-run organization with more than twenty-five years providing services built on our core mission to provide a positive experience to every relationship we are involved in: one guest, one client, one team member at a time. As a fast growing company, we have a growth plan to more than double in size over the next three years. We are looking for team members who are interested in developing their careers to the next level while joining our team of over 4,000 employees, serving clients in over 40 states to include more than 1.9 million guests each year.
Senior Level
High School Diploma Preferred
31d ago
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Line and Prep Cook

Zandra's Taqueria
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Haymarket, VA
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Line and Prep Cooks Role: Line and prep cooks are to efficiently cook tacos, meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other hot food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking.
Entry Level
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45d ago
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Line Cook, Food Prep

Mylos Grill LLC
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in McLean, VA
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We are a family and operated Greek, American restaurant in McLean VA serving traditional Greek dishes with American Fare.
Entry Level
28d ago
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4.5

Line & Prep Cook - Marketplace Café - Montgomery Mall

Nordstrom-Montgomery Mall
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Bethesda, MD
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Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:
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7d ago
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4.3

Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Washington, DC
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Primary Location: District of Columbia - Washington - 3146 - Dakota Crossing-(03146)
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3d ago
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4.3

Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Potomac, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Potomac - 2130 - Potomac Village-(02130) 2130 - Potomac Village-(02130)
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Part Time
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3d ago
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Olney, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Olney - 1449 - Olney-(01449) 3333 Olney Sandy Springs Rd
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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4.3

Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Chevy Chase, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Chevy Chase - 0278 - Chevy Chase-(00278) Chevy Chase 20815
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Bethesda, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Bethesda - 1225 - Old Georgetown Square-(01225)
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Part Time
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3d ago
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Silver Spring, MD
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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
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Part Time
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Silver Spring, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Silver Spring - 1608 - Four Corners-(01608) Silver Spring 20901
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Leesburg, VA
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Primary Location: Virginia - Leesburg - 1539 - Leesburg VA-(01539)
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Falls Church, VA
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Primary Location: Virginia - Falls Church - 1431 - Broaddale Center-(01431) Falls Church 22046
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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Line and Prep Cook

Zandra's Taqueria
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Manassas, VA
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Voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Northern Virginia in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Virginia Living Magazine, Zandra’s Taqueria is a Mexican restaurant offering handcrafted, gourmet tacos made with fresh, local ingredients.Zandra’s offers great benefits to offer you and your family:- Employer contribution towards health and dental insurance - yes, Zandra’s will contribute to your health and dental insurance!- Competitive wages- Career growth; we are expanding in Virginia.- Festive and professional work atmosphere. Love tacos? This is the workplace for you.- Actively involved in the community, which includes hosting annual clothing drive benefiting Northern Virginia Family Services/SERVE. Line and Prep Cooks Role: Line and prep cooks are to efficiently cook tacos, meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other hot food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Also, perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates.

Must be willing to work Nights and Weekends
Starting pay is $15 an hour, If you are willing you work Sundays we will give an additional $2 an hour on Sundays Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served.
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period.
  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
  • Prepares item for broiling, grilling, frying, or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating.
  • Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.
  • Handles, stores and rotates all products properly.
  • Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed.
  • Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be flexibly and willing to work late nights
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet and be a problem solver.
  • Ability to reach, bend, stop and frequently lift up 25 lbs. without assistance and 50 lbs. with assistance.
  • Work in a hot and noisy environment.
  • Must have high integrity and solid work ethic.
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Expected to work long hours during peak periods, evenings, and weekends.
  • Having or obtaining a food handler’s and/or alcohol certification may be required.

Experience:
  • Must have Back of House experience.
Compensation Package: Zandra’s Taqueria offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include medical and dental insurance along with work place balance and dining privileges.Zandra’s Taqueria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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38d ago
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4.3

Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Germantown, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Germantown - 2781 - Germantown East-(02781) 2781 - Germantown East-(02781)
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Kensington, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Kensington - 1439 - Kensington-(01439)
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Part Time
Entry Level
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4.3

Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Washington, DC
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Primary Location: District of Columbia - Washington - 2479 - Union Station Food Court-(02479)
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Washington, DC
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Primary Location: District of Columbia - Washington - 2881 - Ballpark Square-(02881)
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Entry Level
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Washington, DC
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Primary Location: District of Columbia - Washington - 1579 - CityVista-(01579)
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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4.3

Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Hyattsville, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Hyattsville - 3115 - Mall at Prince Georges-(03115)
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Part Time
Entry Level
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Frederick, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Frederick - 3520 - Urbana-(03520)
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in College Park, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - College Park - 0105 - College Park-(00105) 0105 - College Park-(00105) College Park 20740
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Part Time
Entry Level
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Columbia, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Columbia - 0429 - Columbia-(00429) 100 Columbia 21045
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Greenbelt, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Greenbelt - 0438 - Berwyn Heights-(00438)
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Part Time
Entry Level
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Lanham, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Lanham - 2038 - Woodmore Towne Centre-(02038)
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Part Time
Entry Level
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3d ago
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Hyattsville, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Hyattsville - 1578 - Hyattsville-(01578)
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Entry Level
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Line Cook/Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Line Cook, Prep Cook Job in Columbia, MD
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Primary Location: Maryland - Columbia - 1320 - Columbia Mall-(01320) 1320 - Columbia Mall-(01320)
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Average Salary For a Line Cook, Prep Cook

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Line Cook, Prep Cook is $31,942 per year or $15 per hour. The highest paying Line Cook, Prep Cook jobs have a salary over $38,000 per year while the lowest paying Line Cook, Prep Cook jobs pay $26,000 per year

Average Line Cook, Prep Cook Salary
$31,000 yearly
$15 hourly
Updated July 2, 2022
$26,000
10 %
$31,000
Median
$38,000
90 %

5 Common Career Paths For a Line Cook, Prep Cook

Line Cook

Line cooks are responsible for preparing meals for guests or employers. The term line cook brings to mind an assembly line. This is apt because line cooks are usually assigned to a specific station to work on a specific part of a meal or a preparation process. They are part of a bigger group of cooks in the restaurant. This is done so that meal preparation is more efficient. Line cooks are responsible for preparing ingredients, ensuring that the pantry is well-stocked, and doing their assigned activity in the line. They are expected to be good team players, have experience as a cook, and be able to follow recipes and provide alternatives when necessary.

Cook

Cooks are responsible for preparing meals for guests or employers. They must be knowledgeable about the different recipes and ingredients needed. They are also responsible for managing the inventory and ensuring that the pantry is well-stocked. They prepare meals from scratch, cutting ingredients, measuring them, and following recipes. Cooks should be creative, especially when ingredients are lacking, and they must find alternatives that will not compromise the food taste. They should be precise, imaginative, and patient. Cooks should also have good time management skills and decision-making skills.

Delivery Driver

A delivery driver's general responsibility is to ensure that the packages are being delivered to the destination safely and timely. Delivery drivers must be able to communicate well with the delivery team for the most convenient routes and assigned schedule. A delivery driver also has to check with the customer should there be any concerns regarding the items delivered to guarantee satisfaction and accurate service. Delivery drivers should also have basic knowledge of engines in case of any system malfunctions on the road.

Driver

Drivers are responsible for safely transporting people, packages, or goods from one destination to another. They should be familiar with the different routes that may be taken to reach the desired goal. They should be expert navigators and may use navigation apps to help them along the way. They should also be familiar with the basic mechanics of the vehicle they are using and the proper maintenance and cleaning needed to ensure that the car is running well. Drivers are expected to have excellent customer relation skills, a strong sense of direction, and superb organizations.

Sous Chef

A sous chef is responsible for directing food preparation and general kitchen tasks with the supervision of an executive chef. A sous chef duties also include customizing healthy menus, maintaining quality check for foods, adhering to the highest sanitation procedures and standards, monitoring food and equipment supplies, suggesting new specialties, assisting customer's inquiries, and managing client's complaints. A sous chef must have excellent communication and decision-making skills, as well as updated with the current food trends to provide the best services for the customers.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Line Cook, Prep Cook

Line Cook, Prep Cook Jobs FAQs

Can a line cook, prep cook make 100k?

No, you cannot make $100,000 per year as a line cook, prep cook. It is highly unlikely to earn over $100k because the average annual salary for a line cook, prep cook is $31,942. Even line cooks, prep cook in higher-paid positions do not typically earn more than $38,000 per year.

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