Line Cook - Poole's Diner - Ashley Christensen Restaurants

08 Jul 2024

Line Cook – Poole's Diner - Ashley Christensen Restaurants – Raleigh, NC

Expected hourly compensation: $15/hour to $19/hour, plus tips

To APPLY ONLINE, visit our application page:

Or, text COOK to (919) 726-3769

Or, apply in person:

Poole’s Diner: 426 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Are you ready to work for a company that appreciates your unique perspective and wants to help you grow? Do you enjoy a fast-paced work environment with great people and fun, professional vibes? Do you love good food and hospitality? Poole's Diner, the flagship restaurant of James Beard Award-winning chef Ashley Christensen, is hiring line cooks. We are seeking dedicated, dependable kitchen professionals who will play an integral part in the preparation and execution of our renowned menus.

Job Description:

Cook like a boss. Take pride in your craft and approach it thoughtfully to ensure that every dish enhances our guests’ experiences. Prep, cook, and season ingredients consistently, according to the specifications laid out by the Chef de Cuisine.

Keep it neat and tidy. Keep equipment, work surfaces, and your general appearance clean and sanitary. Your workspace should impress the neatest of neat freaks.

Keep it safe and organized. Multitask and manage time effectively, both during prep and during service. Fastidiously check temperatures, use thermometers, and organize ingredients to monitor for freshness and quality, and to ensure food safety.

Job Skills and Requirements:

You are 18 or older.

You have some kitchen experience (not required).

You’re dependable, honest, and professional.

You have excellent time management and prioritization skills.

You work well as part of a team, and leave ego at the door.

You’re familiar with the following tools: ovens (gas and Combi), knives, grinders, graters, blenders, slicers, commercial dishwashers, Robocoupes, ranges, hood systems, cryovac machines, thermometers.

You’re passionate about the hospitality industry and hungry to learn.

Able to stand and walk for long periods of time and lift/carry at least 25 to 50 lbs.


These are part-time or full-time, hourly, and overtime-eligible positions offering competitive pay and benefits.

Expected hourly compensation, including tips: $15/hr to $22/hour

Why Join Us?

We strive to create careers in hospitality; not just jobs. Our work culture is rooted in high performance, respect, professional growth, and connection to the community—and it is constantly evolving to better serve our employees.

Here are some of the programs and benefits that we practice and believe in:

Progressive, competitive wage model (no sub-minimum wage)

Insurance for full time employees: health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

Paid time off for all employees

Employee Assistance Program, including free counseling sessions

Spanish language training programs, including free ESL classes

Required DEI and sexual harassment training for all employees

We encourage professional growth through regular check-ins, annual performance reviews, cross-training, and promotion opportunities.

It is the policy of AC Restaurants to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, AC Restaurants will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.