Line Cook Jobs in San Francisco
Who doesn’t love San Francisco for the great weather, the summer fairs, Michelin-starred restaurants, fabulous neighborhood eateries and the fabulous Golden Gate Park? It’s a city made for visitors and they all need to eat! There are tons of opportunities on the Hcareers website for line cook jobs in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the surrounding area.
Line cooks in SF can start between $12.76 and $13.26/hour, up to $15.37/hour in specific traveler accommodations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bay Area has a high cost of living, so there is strong competition for the higher-paying jobs. Whether you’re a morning line cook, or a PM cook, full time or part-time, there are plenty of jobs across the many hotels and restaurants in the area.
Employers in the area include everything from budget hotels to luxury boutiques. There are diners, fast-casual restaurants, 5-Star restaurants and specialty venues in the popular ethnic neighborhoods of the city. You’ll have the opportunity to experience all types of cuisine and ingredients while working in the San Francisco area.
Hiring managers are looking for line cooks with strong skills to serve their guests and become part of the kitchen staff. They want team players who can:
- Stock and set up work stations with all the supplies they need
- Prep food by chopping vegetables, butchering meat and mixing sauces, etc.
- Follow directions and cook menu items consistently
- Keep a clean station and safely store leftovers
- Time the food to come out simultaneously and with quality prep
- Make sure you know your sanitation regulations
- Have a good, professional attitude
- Be willing to work weekends and holidays
You’ll have a variety of options open to you to further your career once you’ve mastered the skills as a line cook. Your next steps could include a promotion to sous chef, where you’d supervise the line cooks and handle some scheduling. From there, you may move up to executive sous chef and eventually executive chef. You’ll likely need further education and the guidance of a mentor as you rise through the ranks.
Check out the current listings for line cooks, part-time and full time in the San Francisco area. Start applying today and begin your culinary journey.