A lead line cook is responsible for ensuring a smooth flow of kitchen operations. These professionals prepare food and sauces and assist head chefs with services.
General duties of lead line cooks include preparing food, following orders from supervisors, stocking workstations, maintaining inventory, complying with regulations.
A candidate for this position should exhibit exceptional culinary skills along with good communication as well as listening skills, time management, and with ability to work in a team. He/She should be able to follow directions and instructions. Since it is a physically demanding job, candidates must be physically fit and able to work in a standing position for long hours.
A two or four-year degree in a culinary program is required for the position of a lead line cook.
Lead Line Cook Sample Summary Statements
⦁ A hardworking and passionate individual with 7 years’ progressive cooking experience and exceptional culinary expertise. Skilled in preparing soups, salads, and sauces as per officially provided recipes and quality food standards. Excellent leadership, teamwork, and time-management expertise.
⦁ A skilled and dedicated cook with 5 years’ relevant experience working as a lead line cook. Capable of following orders, and preparing dishes according to the officially approved recipes and chef’s instructions.
⦁ An experienced lead line cook is skilled in prepping ingredients, cooking all of them to their required specifications, and assembling the meals as per the head chef’s instructions. Capable of supervising the chain of food preparation work done by line cooks.
⦁ Seasoned chef talented at preparing dishes using various cooking methods such as grilling, frying, and sauteing, and plating and garnishing dishes according to the head chef’s instructions. Well-versed in food prep and sanitation. Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.