Chili's Line Cook Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
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Line Cook Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Viera, FL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chili's (Viera, FL) in February 2015.

Interview

Had 2 interviews and both were very relaxed and fairly easy. As long as you're dressed appropriately, maintain eye contact, speak clearly, and exude confidence, you will have a great chance of getting hired.

Interview Questions

  • Why should we hire you and what makes you the ideal candidate for this position?   Answer Question

Negotiation

I told them that I would like to get between $9 and $10/hr. When they offered me the position, I was told I would receive $10.50/hr. :-)

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Haven, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chili's (East Haven, CT).

    Interview

    it was very open. Managment was very nice,respectful and easy to talk to. they explained rules, regulations,scheduling,security,proper storage,quality control,and food waste.i was asked about my experience as a cook all my skills and abilitys. all the questions were easy to answer and uderstandable.

    Interview Questions

    • there really wasn't any difficult or unexpected questions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    great

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chili's (Philadelphia, PA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    General questions were asked based on my previous work history. They were pretty excited over background and almost offered me the position immediately. But the process has changed and now you have to do the online survey before being accepted for an interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hickory, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chili's (Hickory, NC) in August 2012.

    Interview

    The application was filled out at the restaurant. I came in a few days later for a first interview with the kitchen manager. She asked me about my work experience, my schedule availability, how I would benefit the company. After that, I came in the next week to interview with the general manager. He asked the same questions for the most part and hired me that day.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were a cartoon character, what character would you be?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They started me at 9.50 stating that they weren't sure about a raise but would try to find out. A week later, I received a 50 cent raise.

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denham Springs, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chili's (Denham Springs, LA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I am attending the Louisiana Culinary Institute this Fall and needed some experience in the food industry, so I drove to the Chili's around the corner from my house. Luckily, they just so happened to be looking for cooks. Mind you, I have no previous experience in a professional kitchen. I walked in, applied, and asked to submit my application in person (always a good move). She sat me down and briefly read through my application, asking a few questions here and there and told me to come back in a few days, so I did. When I came back, the manager who was going to interview me told me to come back for testing a few days later. When I came back for testing he brought me over to a table with a few scales, some dry rice, dry pasta, a glass of water, and some empty ziploc bags. The test had two parts: the first was to read a recipe and do some basic conversions (there was a conversion chart on the recipe page, but it is always better to impress them by knowing the conversions by heart), and the second portion used the scales to measure out some of the dry ingredients and portion them into the bags. I recommend staying cool and not worrying about the clock. Focus, instead, on accuracy and cleanliness. He brought me to the front of the store while he graded my test, came back and hired me on the spot making $10/hr. working Salad/Nacho. Five days of paid training are included.

    Interview Questions

    • What position are you applying for?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didn't have to negotiate much. The pay was right for me, and I got the position I applied for. I asked that accommodations be made for my school schedule in the Fall, and the manager obliged.

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Valdosta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Chili's (Valdosta, GA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    I called the store to see if there were any open positions in the kitchen. After being informed there were i filled out the application and got a call back for an interview a couple of days later. the interview went smoothly mostly a lot of converrsation about the position personal obligations outside of work. i was then hired and have been working every since.

    Interview Questions

    • why should we put you in our kitchen?   1 Answer
    • how do you perform in busy conditions?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    there wasnt too much to negotiate due to it being a entry level position.

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Langhorne, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chili's (Langhorne, PA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume online and was called in the next day. I had work experience so was hired on the spot. They also needed a line cook desperately (HIGH) turnover rate in the resto business.

    Interview Questions

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    Line Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winston-Salem, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Chili's (Winston-Salem, NC) in August 2009.

    Interview

    they ask you where you work experience and be able to work as a team member in the line cook and can be able to learn quick

    Interview Questions

    • none to me but because i was having six years of prior experience   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    9.00 dollars

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