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How to become a Line Cook

Many employers prefer candidates that have completed an associate's degree program or a culinary arts apprenticeship. Associate's degree programs in culinary arts feature coursework in preparing sauces, soups, cold food and international cuisine. Students also train in food safety.

What skills help Line Cooks find jobs?

  • Cooking Experience
  • Culinary Experience
  • Restaurant Experience
  • Kitchen Experience
  • Food Preparation Experience
  • Food Safety Experience
  • Food Service
  • Food Handling
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Human Resources
  • Basic Math
  • Hospitality Experience

Career progression for Line Cook

Education levels for Line Cooks

0%0%1%2%96%Master's DegreeMiddle School EducationBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Line Cook job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience23k24k25k26k27kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Line Cook in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Line Cooks

  • Food Handler Certification
  • ServSafe
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Driver's License
  • TABC Certified
  • OLCC Service Permit
  • CPR Certification
  • Class E
  • OTR
  • Professional In Human Resources
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Safe Quality Food Certification
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Line Cook

If I am selected for an interview, how should I dress for an interview?

A shirt and tie is the first step to proper interview attire, though you can likely have an acceptable interview in a clean and wrinkle-free polo shirt and dress slacks.

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