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Minimum USD hourly rate: 18.00
Maximum USD hourly rate: 20.00

Industry: Restaurant-Food Service

Company: New Waterloo

Job Details

Job Location
South Congress Hotel – Austin, TX

Position Type
Full Time

Salary Range
$18.00 – $20.00 Hourly

Job Category
Restaurant-Food Service


OTOKO is hiring for a Line Cook

OTOKO is a 12-seat Japanese restaurant located at South Congress Hotel in Austin, Texas. The multi-course omakase experience at OTOKO blends Tokyo-style sushi and Kyoto-style kaiseki into a unique tasting menu, selected and prepared by our chefs based on ingredient availability and seasonality.


A line cook is responsible for preparing and cooking dishes promptly and consistently, adhering to the outlet’s recipes and standard operating procedures while maintaining health department standards.


  • Adhere to all standards of operations, policies and procedures, manuals, training material, memos, and verbal instruction
  • Inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure safe, sanitary food-handling practices
  • Prepare, season, and cook dishes promptly and consistently, adhering to the outlet’s recipes and procedures
  • See to each guest’s special needs, including any noted allergies or dietary restrictions
  • Ensure the cleanliness and proper sanitization of work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage
  • Carry food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas
  • Assist in the restocking and replenishing of supplies
  • Observe and test food to determine if it has been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, temperature checks or piercing them with utensils
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes, using various kitchen utensils and equipment
  • Portion, arrange and garnish food
  • Regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters
  • Estimate expected food consumption, requisition or purchase supplies, or procure food from storage as directed
  • Assist in the development and implementation of special projects
  • Maintain a positive relationship with all employees and guests
  • Ensure immediate response is given to guest comments and concerns; inform immediate supervisor and apply corrective measures when necessary
  • Ensure open lines of communication with all departments and upper management at all times via email, logbooks, meetings, etc., to ensure all needs of the outlet are met
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness, sanitation, and safety in the work area
  • Ensure that all equipment is maintained in good, safe working condition
  • Maintain an increased awareness of safety issues throughout the property
  • Keep abreast of safety and emergency procedures and OSHA requirements
  • Attend relevant meetings as directed


We are proud to offer competitive wages and the following benefits for full-time employees:

  • Up to 3 weeks paid time off annually
  • 50% off discount at most New Waterloo restaurants
  • Health, vision + dental benefits
  • 401K matching
  • Paid holidays
  • Volunteer pay
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses
  • Discounts at our shops, hotels + local partnerships


New Waterloo is an independent hospitality development + management company. We make places that create positive impact within the communities in which we live, work, play, and call home. Our brands include: South Congress Hotel, La Condesa, Sway, Cafe No Se, Manana, Maie Day, Otoko, Watertrade, Il Brutto, Butler Pitch & Putt, Revival Baltimore, El Capitan Hotel, and Albert Hotel.

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.

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