Line Cooks

Halifax - Nova Scotia (NS),

Atrium Kitchen

$12 - $21 an hour

Job Description:

Reports To Head Chef, Sous-Chef or Kitchen Manager

Summary: Successful candidate is responsible for the preparation of high-quality food in a timely, efficient, sanitary and consistent manner. The successful candidate must be prepared to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure work environment, while maintaining the organizational ability to identify and act on job duties quickly and effectively. The successful cadidate must be prepared to work as a team member in a dynamic workplace, follow all safety procedures, and have a high threshold for heat in a kitchen environment.

Core Competencies:

  • Genuine * Team Player * Fun * Communication * Team Work * Quality Orientation * Problem Solving * Accountability and Dependability * Operating Equipment * Ethics and Integrity

Job Duties: The successful candidate is responsible for the daily preparation of food items in the pantry, fry and/or stations or other areas of the kitchen. * Sets up station according to restaurant guidelines. * Prepares all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner. * Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the restaurant. * Restocks all items as needed throughout shift. * Cleans and maintains station in practicing good safety, sanitation, organizational skills. * Has understanding and knowledge to properly use and maintain all equipment in station. * Assists with the cleaning, sanitation, and organization of kitchen, walk-in coolers, and all storage areas. * Performs additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as requested by the Chef, Sous Chef or supervisors at any time. * Prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerance. * Ensure quality and safety of food by performing standard and any additional sanitary measures including sweeping of the floors, cleaning of surfaces, as well as proper covering and storage of food items according to standards and procedures. * Ensure timely preparation of all meals. * Ensure that the correct quantities are prepared to meet daily needs. * Utilize kitchen equipment during food preparation. * Stay productive at all times and prepare for future needs as time allows. * Demonstrate flexibility and volunteer to fill open shifts as required by variations in staffing. * Follow proper reporting procedures for accidents and incidents to ensure followup and prevention. * Serve food in the proper portion size and at the proper temperature. * Arrive to work at the scheduled time.

Requirements: * Professional diploma or food services management preferred. * Minimum 1 year of cooking experience required. * Demonstrated knowledge of food and catering trends, quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation required. * Knowledge of methods and procedures for serving food, principles of sanitation, and principles of safe food handling required.. * Canadian, or have legal permission to work in Canada (e.g. open work permit). * Effective communication skills. * Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment. * Highly effective teamwork skills. * Attention to detail in all areas of work. * Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision. * Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills. * Strong work ethic and positive team attitude. Work Conditions * This position will spend 100% of the time standing. * Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat and water. * Must be able to transport up to 50 pounds on occasion, and up to 35 pounds regularly. * Will be constantly exposed to high temperatures in the kitchen environment. * Manual dexterity required to use knives and kitchen appliances.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $12.00 to $21.00 /hour


  • Culinary: 2 years (Required)
  • cooking: 2 years (Required)
  • Line Cook: 2 years (Required)

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