Line Cook - Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States · The Knickerbocker expand job description ↓


Participate in the preparation of food in advance of service, stock stations, prepare foods to order during service and maintain the organization and sanitation of the kitchen. This is a part-time position for The Knickerbocker in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Stock and organize the line, responsible for assigned mise en place.
  • Responsible for safety and sanitation of food and workspace.
  • Prepare all product for service according to prescribed specifications
  • Follow policies and procedures of kitchen conduct.
  • Maintain organization of the coolers and ensure proper rotation and temp of product.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of all kitchen areas.
  • Receive, rotate, and store stock in proper areas of the kitchen.
  • Communicate unfinished projects to remaining staff.
  • Work the line during service.
  • Cook all food to specification, recipe and chef standards
  • Maintain an orderly, clean, and sanitary work station.
  • Wear the prescribed uniform in accordance with Company policy.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and sense of teamwork at all times.
  • Work with a sense of urgency at all times
  • Communicate product needs and other issues to chef.
  • Participate in weekly cleaning projects.
  • Arrive for work on time and check with management before leaving.
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and bring suggestions for improvement.
  • Clean the line and kitchen areas at close.
  • Constantly strive to achieve more knowledge and skill in food preparation.


  • Minimum 1 year experience in food service preferred.
  • Prior exposure to a vast array and cooking techniques and methods.
  • Familiarity with safe handling techniques prescribed by the Kent County Department of Health.
  • Good communication skills, a positive attitude and a desire to learn.
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 10+ hours).
  • Have a flexible schedule. Must be available to work weekends and evenings.

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