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Mercato Bar and Kitchen Line Cook in Ithaca, New York

Mercato Bar & Kitchen is looking for a Line Cook to join their team!

Mercato Bar & Kitchen is a small family owned restaurant serving Italian inspired fare. The menu changes seasonally, highlighting fresh and unique flavors throughout the year.

WHO YOU ARE: A motivated and organized individual. You are passionate about food and beverage and eager to learn.


+ The Line Cook focuses on accurately and efficiently procuring, prepping, cooking and executing all menu items.

+ Prepares a variety of meats, fish, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and assorted other kitchen equipment.

+ Assumes ownership for the quality of products that they serve.

+ Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to ensure a smooth service period.

+ Follows the handling, portioning and rotation of all food products according to the Department of Health codes.

+ Practices clean and sanitary work habits at their station including tables, shelves, cooking and refrigeration equipment.

+ Assists in food preparation during off-peak hours as determined by the Manager on Duty (M.O.D).

+ Follows proper plate presentation and garnish setup for all dishes.

+ Assists in receiving and placement of food products and supplies.

+ Provides high quality customer service in a timely manner.

+ Opens and closes the kitchen properly and follows the appropriate checklists for stations.

+ Any and all duties as assigned.


+ Able to communicate clearly with other chefs and cooks, front of house staff and MOD.

+ Ability to follow recipes and plate presentations.

+ Demonstrated ability to show a high level of service responsiveness to customers.

+ Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.


+ Must be able to work on nights and weekends as required by business needs.

+ Able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.

+ Ability to withstand high ambient temperatures while working in close proximity of cooking equipment.

+ Ability to stand and work for extended periods of time during customary service hours.

+ Ability to go up and down stairs throughout shift


+ Consistent scheduling from Tuesday to Saturday. The restaurant will be closed Sunday and Monday

+ Competitive compensation

+ Continued education in food and beverage

+ The opportunity to work with quality seasonal ingredients

+ Team oriented environment, focused on learning and improving everyday

Pay: $18-$20 per hour

Continue, develop, or launch your career with us at Mercato Bar & Kitchen