Prep Cook/Line Cook

Columbus, OH

Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus is looking for enthusiastic, high energy, prep cooks who enjoy a challenge. This is a full-time position that offers 30-40 hours weekly. Our family owned and operated business has over 130 years in the food service industry.

General responsibilities – Job overview

  • Assist in food preparation, chopping vegetables, making salads, soups, and entrees
  • Ensuring proper food storage
  • Learning and following designated cooking methods and recipes to ensure consistency in menu items.
  • Strives to learn to learn and improve cooking skills, expand knowledge of food products and techniques.
  • Assist with cleaning, sanitation, organization of kitchen, walk-in coolers, and storage areas.
  • Additional responsibilities as requested by the management team.


  • Kitchen experience helpful, but not required
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Ability to stand and work 8–10-hour shifts
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds to chest height
  • Organized, friendly, and energetic
  • Open availability for shifts Monday – Sunday as early as 8:00 am including evenings, weekends, some holidays (we are closed Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving)
  • Reliable transportation

Why work for a Columbus legend?

We offer a great culture and team of people. We are a leader in the restaurant, banquet, food truck, fairs and festivals industry and have learned a thing or two about hospitality through the last 130 years! We will do everything we can to help you be successful. We believe everyone is a leader regardless of title and people (both team and guests) are our priority.

Pay scale/Benefits

  • Ability to receive overtime pay
  • Free shift meal
  • Team member discounts
  • Eligible for health, dental, vision and life insurance after six months
  • Eligible for 401k after one year
  • Vacation accrual after one year
  • Starting at $17.00 and up based on experience
  • $150 Bonus after probation period (90 days)
  • Up to $1 raise after probation period (90 days)
  • Bonus after one year