Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Line Cook

What is the difference between a prep cook and a line cook?

A prep cook is an entry-level position that helps prepare and set up other cooks, while a line cook runs a specific station of the kitchen.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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Where can I get a job as a line cook?

Line cooks are mainly employed at restaurants and other food establishments, such as hotels, fast food chains, school cafeterias and some private homes. However, line cooks are also staffed at hospitals, retirement centers and other health care facilities.

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Do line cooks have a uniform or dress code?

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