Central Standard Line Cook


Central Standard is a classic American bar & grill with an emphasis on American culinary classics and fresh seafood. Located in South Congress Hotel and nominated as one of Austin Monthly’s 2016 “Best New Restaurants”.  Our restaurant features an open kitchen, a covered wraparound patio overlooking South Congress Avenue and a wine cellar featuring more than 100 labels. 


We are proud to offer competitive wages, health benefits, 401k plans, paid-time off for employees working 25+ hours a week, and a 50%-off employee discount across ALL New Waterloo restaurants.


Who you are:  You’re the literal backbone of the operation. You take pride in your craft - you know the kitchen is a fast-paced, high-volume environment, and that’s why you love it. 

What you’ll learn:  Refined techniques, product knowledge, communication skills, teamwork,  ability to resolve conflict, work in dynamic teams and display your personality through your work.


A Line Cook will exceed the expectations of all guests in a multitude of tasks that include, but are not limited to, food preparation duties, cooking and seasoning all menu items, ordering kitchen supplies and maintaining Health Department Standards within your work area.  

The person having this position must possess good communication skills, and have the ability to resolve conflict and possess a thorough understanding of company policies.  All employees, even those who are not exposed to guests on a day-to-day basis, are expected to greet all guests in close proximity and make each feel important by providing a genuine welcome.  Furthermore, a Cook and Food Preparation Worker must develop and maintain the company’s culture, values and reputation in the public eye, and with all staff, guests, vendors and partners.


  • Must have experience maintaining station par levels, food rotation, proper labeling, and waste management.
  • Must have experience adhering to recipe and food presentation specifications, as well as portion control.
  • Must comply with food safety and sanitation regulations, as well as have their Food Handler's certificate.
  • Must have the ability to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends and late nights.
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred.


  1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  2. The person in this position may have to lift up to fifty (50) pounds on a daily basis; anything over fifty (50) pounds is considered a minimum two (2) person lift. 
  3. The person having this position may have to sit for one (1) hour, stand and/or walk, push, kneel, bend, balance, squat, reach and stretch for eight (8) hours per day.


New Waterloo is an independent hospitality company. We are students, teachers, and leaders. Bartenders, hotel managers, hostesses, and event planners. Architects, artists, and chefs. Writers, photographers, and travelers. Hospitality is in our blood. Our brands include South Congress Hotel / Hotel Ella / El Rey Court / La Condesa / Sway / Café No Sé / Mañana / Central Standard / Otoko / Il Brutto / Butler Park Pitch & Putt. 

New Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter


Full time
Salary Range
$21,000.00 - 28,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Austin, TX 78704, US