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Job Title: Short Order Cook

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Short Order Cook to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for preparing and cooking a variety of menu items quickly and efficiently. The Short Order Cook will work closely with the kitchen staff to ensure that all orders are prepared to the highest standards and delivered to customers in a timely manner.


  • Prepare and cook a variety of menu items, including breakfast items, sandwiches, burgers, and salads
  • Ensure that all food is prepared to the highest standards of quality and freshness
  • Follow recipes and cooking procedures to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Work closely with the kitchen staff to ensure that all orders are prepared and delivered to customers in a timely manner
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Adhere to all food safety and sanitation guidelines


  • Proven experience as a Short Order Cook or similar role
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple orders at once
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation guidelines
  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a restaurant or food service environment
  • Formal culinary training is a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in a hot and noisy environment

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Short Order Cook

What is the best way to find and hire a Short Order Cook near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Short Order Cook applicants. Employers posting their Short Order Cook job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Short Order Cook applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Short Order Cook are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 15 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Short Order Cook positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Short Order Cook role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Short Order Cook job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Short Order Cooks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 156% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Short Order Cook applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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