Lead Line Cook

Lead Line Cook

Responsible for preparing all mis-en-place for station and working service.  Responsible for all vegetable accompaniments for protein dishes. Involved in the development of tasting menu and mise-en-place that changes daily. Speed, Accuracy & Temperature, responsible for all protein dishes. Utilizes a variety of cooking styles, times and temperatures: Whole Roast, Quick Sear, Sous Vide, Slicer etc. Sophisticated protein cooking. Minor butchery. Responsible for teamwork with other stations, inter-station timing and communication, and dynamic multi-tasking. Working directly with Executive Chef.  Consistent excellence in work product. Setting up and breaking down a station. Time management & task accomplishment with regards to daily prep list. Organization of station, workplace cleanliness, sanitation and safety. Will work with chefs to develop menus for guests.  Must have superior culinary, food production, and high standards of excellence.  The qualified candidate must be a motivated self-starter with excellent communication, problem resolution and organizational skills.  Must be able to work cleanly, efficiently, with respect for quality ingredients and careful attention to preparation.  Must be able to operate effectively as part of a team, communicate clearly, ensure smooth service operations and quality service.


  1. Act with integrity, honesty and knowledge that promote the culture, values of MG-301 Mission, LLC dba International Smoke.
  2. Ensure that all guests feel welcome and are given responsive, professional, gracious service at all times
  3. Maintains clean and organized work stations that are cohesive with the restaurant’s philosophy, culture, and standards of excellence.
  4. Recognize or seek areas for staff and restaurant improvement and offer positive solutions for change.
  5. Operate within the restaurant on a daily basis with efficiency, respect, friendliness, professionalism, teamwork, knowledge, patience, awareness, compassion, courtesy and initiative.
  6. Understand completely all programs, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines and training programs.
  7. Understand philosophy of management and owner. Displays consistent attention to detail and follow through of all restaurant policies.
  8. Represents the restaurant professionally through effective communication, cooperation and relationships with the all business partners. 


  1. A minimum of 2-4 years of kitchen preparation and cooking in a fine dining restaurant.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively with management, guests, and hourly staff.
  3. Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (minimum of 8 hours a day).
  4. Be able to reach, bend and frequently lift up to 30 pounds.
  5. Must have the stamina to work a minimum of 40 hours per week. 

The Mina Group and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers dedicated to non-discrimination in employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of AB 1008, California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and all other local, state and federal laws. 

Full time
Salary Range
$31,000.00 - 42,000.00
per Year
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San Diego, CA 92130, US