What are the best line cook qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a line cook? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective line cook?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?


Lance in Gilmanton, New Hampshire

142 months ago

The most important training you will do is on the job dealing with high volume restaurants.


j in Fargo, North Dakota

133 months ago

I want Freddy Freaker to come work at my restaurant!

The only thing you really need is dedication, right out of the gate. Dedicate yourself to learning the specs and make the most of your training period. Set yourself up for success.

Be ready to work hard, everyday.
Be ready to work hard, everyday.
Be ready to work hard, everyday.

I greatly respect talented line cooks. Although much of what is needed to be an effective line cook can be taught; much of it also comes naturally. Those who have an ability to handle stress and keep their cool under high pressure situations, have an ability to multi-task and are quick with their hands (without sacrificing quality) and are good communicators will quite often perform well in the position.

As far as advancement, as long as you are performing well, your attitude and passion for the industry will get you a long ways.


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