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What We Are Looking For…

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Line Cook to become part of the Trader Vic’s family!

Are you ready to demonstrate your outstanding knife skills, your love of food, and your cleanliness & organizational skills at our flagship restaurant in Emeryville?


About Us!

Since its opening in 1972 overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Emeryville Marina, Trader Vic’s has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. Created by restaurant visionary Vic “The Trader” Bergeron, the tropical interior, exotic cocktails, and international menu has become world-famous with locations across the globe.

Following his history-making creation of The Original Mai Tai® in 1944, Trader Vic created over 200 signature cocktails. Best described as Paradise In A Glass®, each handcrafted cocktail is an experience all its own.

Learn more about our culture at http://tradervics.com/

Thank you for your interest in working with us!

If you’re interested in applying, send an email to faith.nebergall@tradervics.com and let us know why you think you’re the right person for the job!

Resume’s are not required, but we encourage you to include one!

Job Description

Position: Line Cook

Department: BOH

Reports To: Chef de Cuisine, Sous Chef, General Manager

FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt


This position will challenge you and adapt your culinary skills to our Polynesian fare! As a line cook, you’ll be responsible for the preparation, execution, and plating of dishes in accordance with the Trader Vic’s standard.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.



Take stock of current inventory and prepare daily prep list.

Prepare all required mise en place following recipes.

Ensure station is clean & tidy at all times



Cook and serve dishes under supervision of the Chef and Sous Chefs.

Attempt to accommodate any special request made by the guest to the best of the restaurant’s capability

Read order tickets thoroughly, with attention to order time, delivery time (if applicable), modifications, allergies, etc.



Assist Chef and Sous Chef with training new staff.

Coordinate with other line cooks to prepare for service.

Report any mishaps in the kitchen.

Be reliable and punctual at all times.

Participate in training activities as required.

Work with FOH staff to communicate special order requests, timing, and changes

Undertake and follow through on any reasonable task or request made by Management.

Be fully aware of restaurant’s fire and safety regulations and abide by them

Be courteous and professional with all colleagues.

Inform Management of all complaints or incidents.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Excellent verbal communication skills.

Self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized.

Ability to solve practical problems.

Ability to multi-task and establish effective priorities.

Assumes a professional working relationship between staff and management.

Able to work independently and in a team environment.

Ability to adjust to changing schedules and priorities.

Effectively and efficiently execute duties with minimum direction to meet deadlines.

Ability to read and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule format.

Must be punctual, have a good attendance record, and have reliable means of transportation to work.



Formal education with a culinary background or a related field.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Frequently sit or stand for prolonged periods of time over the course of an 8-hour day.

Occasionally operate a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e. calculator, copy machine, and computer printer).

Frequently walk, bend, stoop, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.

Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is loud.

Work environment entails sharing a workspace with others and interacting with other staff.

Work environment involves frequent exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.

Work involves frequent exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or unpleasant odors while visiting prospects/clients.

Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm may be present at the worksite.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

The above information is general in nature and is not intended to be interpreted as an inclusive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this role.

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour + Tips


COVID-19 considerations:

We are not afraid to enforce COVID-19 protocols with customers, or employees. Masks & temperature screenings are required for both employees and patrons. We are set up for social distancing and gloves & masks are provided daily