Line Cook

Oct 26 2021
Lanakila Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

The Line Cook is primarily responsible for assisting the Lead Cook in all aspects of food production food prep, food safety, procedures and sanitation standards, and adhering to all recipes and dietary mandates, of all foods that are manufactured in the kitchen.  The Line Cook supports the mission, vision and values of the organization, and upholds and enforces the guidelines and policies of the organization and demonstrates Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement and motivation in all personal interactions and exemplifies Lanakila’s STAR service standards.  



Position Specific Duties

  • Prepare foods of all types following all proper cooking procedures, guidelines and mandated recipes.
  • Demonstrates proper use of ingredients and supplies required to prepare a recipe.  Encouraged to provide feedback on recipe adjustment.
  • Ensure cooking meets quantity of supply being used.
  • Ensure products meet order or contract specifications.
  • Works closely with Kitchen Supervisor to maintain inventories of food supplies.
  • May be required to assist during absences of other staff.
  • Assists, as needed, to train individuals. 
  • Support kitchen staff in preparation of meals and for deliveries to customers, as required.


  • Scheduled to work 5 days a week.  Monday to Friday, 5:00 am – 1:00 pm. 8-hour shift may vary. May be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays to meet operational needs and contract requirements.
  • Works under a fast-paced environment
  • Works with diverse group of people and at times under difficult situations
  • Indoor – kitchen environment; steam and heat from cooking and dish washing often cause uncomfortably high temperatures.  The area is usually noisy, floors may be damp/wet where food or beverages have been dripped or wet from daily mopping that is usually performed while the workers are in the area.  
  • Some workers may be subjected to getting wet while using steam/pressure-washing equipment.  Some workers are exposed to extreme temperatures of the hot kitchen and the walk-in refrigerator or freezer.  Will be exposed to weather outside weather conditions including heat, rain and humidity.

EQUIPMENT USE: Types of equipment that may require operation may include but not limited to the following: computer, slicing/dicing/blending and mixing machines, knives, microwave/toaster/convection oven, automatic dishwashing equipment, conveyors, vacuum, floor machines, steam/pressure washers, cash register, calculator, company vehicle and delivery equipment such as coolers, thermal bags and ice coolers.



  • Education: High School diploma or Certificate of Completion or equivalent.
  • Experience: Minimum two years cafeteria/restaurant operation, kitchen and food production. 
  • Clearance/Certification: 1) TB clearance, 2) Criminal background check, 3) Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, 4) Child Protective Services/Adult Protective check.


  • Education: Associates degree in Food Service/Restaurant Management or related field.
  • Experience: Working knowledge of USDA and/or federal nutrition guidelines in healthy diets
  • Clearance/Certification: Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract.

Lanakila Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals with challenges or disabilities to apply. Lanakila Pacific is a drug-free & alcohol-free workplace.​migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_re​ader_optimized.pdf