Line Cook Job Opportunities – Concepts Café

Job Title:   Line Cook

Organisation: Concepts Café

Duty Station:  Iganga, Uganda

Reports to: Hospitality & Recreation Officer – Department of Vocational Training and Services


About US:

Concepts Café is a fast-casual or limited space concept restaurant managed by Family Concepts Center. The restaurant’s concept is “Quality food for people in a hurry”- i.e. People who value both quality and time. Café offers limited Table service with an affordable menu including “Eat in”, ‘Take-away’ (Counter), and delivery to client service. We are focused on convenience and speed of service with less extensive restaurant menus, greater freshness, and good presentation of food in an appealing atmosphere. At Concepts Café we are keen to serve ‘Difference’, and “Not Just Food”.


Job Summary:  The Line Cook will cook meats, fish, vegetables, soups, and other hot food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Also, perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of CONCEPTS CAFÉ: “At Concepts Café We serve Difference, not just food” and its concept “Quality food for people who value time”
  • Inspect clean, and maintain food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces, or serving areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices.
  • Ensure food is stored and cooked at the correct temperature by regulating the temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, fryers, roasters, and other kitchen equipment.
  • Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items, and rotating stock.
  • Knows and complies consistently with the restaurant’s standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for the quality of products served.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to support a smooth service period.
  • Handles, stores, and rotates all food products and supplies according to restaurant policies and procedures.
  • Turn or stir foods to ensure even cooking.
  • Season and cook food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience.
  • Bake, roast, broil, and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods.
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Portion, arrange, and garnish food, according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications and serve food to servers or guests.


  • Consult with supervisory staff to plan menus, taking into consideration factors such as costs and special event needs.
  • Keep records and accounts.
  • Coordinate and supervise work of kitchen staff.
  • Prepare relishes and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Estimate expected food consumption, requisition or purchase supplies, or procure food from storage.
  • Butcher and dress animals, fowl, or fish, or cut and bone meat prior to cooking.
  • Plan and price menu items.
  • Bake bread, rolls, cakes, and pastries.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a Certificate, Diploma or Better
  • Two or more years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
  • Able to communicate effectively with managers and kitchen personnel
  • Able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 80 Kg
  • Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 9 hours)


How to Apply:

All candidates should submit their applications via email to:  or deliver by hand at Family Concepts Center Officers; 13 Kyeyune Road, Opposite St. Peters Church, Kasokoso, Iganga Municipality


Deadline: 9th February 2022


NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted


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