Line Cook
Palantir - Palo Alto, CA

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Palantir’s Line Cooks execute delicious meals on a daily basis. We don’t have egos about our work, but we’re serious about food and only the best is acceptable. We take part in menu design, and enjoy the collaborative experience that our role provides us. Everyone in our kitchen takes ownership of their area of responsibility and the success of the operation as a whole, which empowers us to create the best dishes, each and every day. We have the execution of Palantir’s meals in our hands, and we love knowing we’re responsible for the joy they deliver to our colleagues.

Please note this is a contract position.


Set up station according to kitchen guidelines
Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
Follow recipes and presentation specifications as set by Chef or Lead
Clean and maintain station
Properly use and maintain all equipment in station
Assist with the cleaning, sanitation, and organization of kitchen, walk-in coolers, and all storage areas
Perform additional responsibilities as requested by the Chef, Sous Chef, or Lead

Food Handlers permit
Ability to spend 100% of working hours standing
Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat, and water
Ability to transport up to 50 pounds on occasion and up to 35 pounds regularly
Ability to speak, read, and understand basic cooking directions
Basic understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills
Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation, and food handling procedures
Previous prep or line cook experience
Ability to take direction and work in a team environment
Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
Problem solving abilities, self-motivation, and organization
Commitment to quality service


2+ years of professional cooking experience
High volume production as well as fine dining experience

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