LINE COOK: It's A Mentally And Physically Challenging Job
About this video
Derek shares his story about working as a line cook. He talks about what duties he performs as a cook, how many plates he may prepare on any given day and what he's learned about the restaurant business that he didn't know when he first started. He also provides advice to those thinking about becoming restaurant cooks.
Job Title: Line Cook
Job Summary: Cooks, All Other
Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods, such as soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.
Short-term on-the-job training
$15,000 - $35,000
Projected Job Growth
5 to 10 percent
Full-time, Long hours, Irregular
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military, Home, Physically demanding
Teamwork, Strength/stamina, People skills, Likes working with hands
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Recommended Education Degree
High school degree