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McDonald’s can be fun, as well as challenging, and entails carrying out several duties, tasks, and responsibilities on a daily basis.

The following job description shows the major functions you will perform working at McDonald's:

  • Prepares meals during breakfast, lunch, and dinner rush hours.
  • Follows recipes with great attention to detail.
  • Communicates with cashiers, and crew members.
  • Ensure safety and sanitation standards are maintained with utensils, surfaces, and cooking areas in the kitchen.
  • Operate griddles, deep-fat fryers, grills, and other large-volume equipment for cooking.
  • Read any food slips containing orders and accept verbal instructions provided front line or manager.
  • Package foods properly to ensure they do not get cold before delivery or before being sold.
  • Stock, restock, and clean workstations.
  • Follow recipes in preparing all foods.

Requirements-Skills, Knowledge, Abilities for McDonald’s Fast-Food Restaurant Cook.

You will need to develop certain skills, knowledge, and abilities to excel as a cook at McDonald's, including the following:

  • Possess knowledge, or ability to learn, food portion sizes, and sandwich assembly.
  • Ability to carry out food quality and top hygiene standards.
  • Possess skills to properly present and arrange food to make such food pleasant to the eyes.
  • Ability to grill, fry, and toast foods and meats of different types.
  • Ability to be on time, and reliable.


  • Training and advancement opportunities
  • Education through Archways to Opportunity including opportunities to earn a High School degree, college tuition assistance and English classes as a second language
  • Employee discounts and free meals
  • Local and national savings at your favorite places
  • Paid sick leave and/or paid time away
  • Recognition program and cash incentives