The average hourly pay for a Line Cook in Canada is C$13.71.
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Job Description for Line Cook
A line cook should possess excellent knife skills, as well as a thorough understanding of basic cooking equipment. Candidates should be comfortable working in fast-paced environments in which quality work is of the utmost importance. Because of this fast-paced environment, candidates should be strong enough mentally to handle large amounts of stress. Positive and energetic interaction with other team members is required. Light amounts of lifting (usually less than 20 pounds) may be required a…Read more
Line Cook Tasks
- Follow recipes and product directions for preparing food.
- Stock, date, rotate and check temperature of products.
- Operate a variety of kitchen equipment.
- Clean and sanitize work stations and equipment.
- Taste products and keep records in order to accurately plan food production.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Line Cook
The top respondents for the job title Line Cook are from the companies Boston Pizza International, Earls Restaurants and Joey Tomatoes. Reported salaries are highest at Cactus Club Cafe where the average pay is C$14.52. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jack Astor's and Montana's, earning around C$13.05 and C$12.91, respectively. Smitty's pays the lowest at around C$12.29. Earls Restaurants and Boston Pizza International also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$12.31 and C$12.53, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Line Cook
An entry-level Line Cook with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$12.40 based on 56 salaries. An early career Line Cook with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$13.30 based on 837 salaries. A mid-career Line Cook with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.28 based on 337 salaries. An experienced Line Cook with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.70 based on 236 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$15.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Line Cook in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (5.0% more) and Mississauga, Ontario (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (13.6% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (2.2% less).
Years of Experience
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