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?
- Basic math
- Communication skills
- Computer skills
- Culinary experience
- Customer service
- Food handling
Career progression for Line Cook
Education levels for Line Cooks
|required level of education||percent of job openings|
|High school diploma or GED||79.7%|
|Middle school education||1.3%|
Expected salary by experience
|Years of experience||Annual salary in USD|
|0 - 4||$23,200|
|4 - 8||$25,200|
|8 - 12||$26,100|
|12 - 16||$26,200|
|16 - 20||$26,500|
|20 - 24||$26,500|
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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.