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.

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What skills help Line Cooks find jobs?

  • Cooking
  • Culinary Experience
  • Restaurant Experience
  • Food Safety Experience
  • Kitchen Experience
  • Food Service
  • Knife Skills
  • Food Preparation Experience
  • Sanitation
  • Food Handling
  • Hospitality Experience
  • Guest Relations Experience
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Career progression for Line Cook

Education levels for Line Cooks

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

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Expected salary by experience

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

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Common qualifications for Line Cooks

  • Food Handler Certification
  • ServSafe
  • TABC Certified
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Driver's License
  • AED Certification
  • OLCC Service Permit
  • MAST Permit
  • Bartender License
  • TIPS
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst
  • First Aid Certification
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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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