JT's Urban Italian - Buffalo
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • competitive pay
  • Full Time

Paid time off (PTO), 401(k) eligibility after 1 year, an employee discount card, and referral bonuses.

JT's Urban Italian is currently hiring for a full-time Prep Cook / Line Chef to prepare stations, cook food, and maintain cleanliness in our kitchen in the Buffalo, NY area. This culinary position earns competitive pay.

In addition to competitive pay and our energetic and caring culture, we offer our Prep Cooks / Line Chefs the following benefits:

  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • 401(k) eligibility after 1 year
  • Employee discount card
  • Referral bonuses

So, now that you've learned the who, what, where, and why, you may be wondering HOW? It's easy! Just fill out our initial mobile-friendly online application. We hope to meet you soon!


This full-time kitchen position typically works a 5-day work week, including evenings and weekends.

As a Prep Cook / Line Chef, you arrive each day determined to ensure that every meal that leaves our kitchen lives up to our standards of quality. As you set up various stations, you help stock food items and other necessary supplies. You prepare to cook by cutting, chopping, and mixing ingredients as well as creating sauces. Using specified recipes, you cook meals by grilling, frying, sautéing, and using other cooking methods. Your attention to detail ensures that each dish meets our standards as well as adheres to any special requests.

To make sure that properly cooked dishes get out to diners in a timely manner, you communicate effectively with other kitchen staff while working in an organized, coordinated, and efficient manner. You always maintain the cleanliness of food prep areas and follow sanitation standards to the letter. At the end of each shift, you diligently clean and sanitize cooking surfaces, perform inventory checks, and complete food storage logs. You love working in a fast-paced culinary environment, creating delicious meals for guests, and contributing to the success of our restaurant!


After establishing three successful New York eateries, our owners opened JT's Urban Italian in 2017. With our modern aesthetic, vibrant atmosphere, and excellent service, we've become Buffalo's go-to destination for casual fine dining. At JT's, we pride ourselves on creating an innovative menu featuring exquisite cuisine crafted with only the finest ingredients. Guests also enjoy our well-stocked bar with its curated selection of craft beers, unique hand-crafted cocktails, and extensive wine list.

Our dedicated staff contributes directly to our success by providing quality food and great service. We believe that our guests' experiences correlate to the level of respect, support, and cooperation among our staff and management. By nurturing a fun, positive work environment, we strive to help our employees build careers they can be proud of.


  • Eloquent and well-spoken - good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Organized - keeps everything tidy and has great attention to detail
  • Team player - works well with others
  • Receptive self-starter - easily makes independent decisions, follows instructions, and accepts constructive criticism

If this sounds like you, keep reading about this restaurant position!


  • 3+ years as a restaurant cook OR equivalent culinary experience
  • Extensive food knowledge

If you meet the above requirements, our restaurant needs your culinary skills. Apply today to join our team as a Prep Cook / Line Chef!

Location: 14222

JT's Urban Italian - Buffalo
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