Buffalo Wild Wings Cook

Buffalo Wild Wings Cook Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties

What Does a Buffalo Wild Wings Cook Do?

Cooks working for Buffalo Wild Wings primarily perform culinary job duties. Cooks fry, grill, sauté, steam, and bake food to order for guests. Additional job duties may include keeping inventory, restocking food bins, and cleaning work stations.

Typical Hiring Requirements

Cooks must typically possess some sort of experience in the restaurant industry, however; many BW3 locations hire cooks with little-to-no experience. The minimum age for employment consideration with Buffalo Wild Wings rests at 16. Cooks must work on foot for long periods of time and possess basic culinary skills.

Training and Work Environment

Working conditions generally involve a fast-paced and high-intensity job setting. Training typically lasts up to two or three weeks and includes thorough visual, verbal, and hands-on demonstration.

Salary and Compensation

How Much Do They Get Paid?

Buffalo Wild Wings cook jobs exist in part-time and full-time capacities. Experience may lead to promotion to kitchen manager or other career opportunities. Standard starting pay rates for cooks with Buffalo Wild Wings fall around $7.00 per hour. More experienced BW3 kitchen associates may earn hourly wages up to $15.00.

Buffalo Wild Wings Benefits

In addition to base pay, Buffalo Wild Wings workers may qualify for job benefits. Eligible workers receive discounts on food, access to healthcare options and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plans, and paid time off. Due to the nature of the job, Buffalo Wild Wings cooks typically work long and late hours. Holidays, major sporting events, and weekends also contribute to longer work schedules.


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Buffalo Wild Wings Cook Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: So at Buffalo Wild Wing, I was a line cook. My primary duties as a line cook was to operate the grill, the fryers, what they call the southwest station, which is where you make the burritos and you make the salads and then also run the shakes station. That was my primary duty.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: So very fast paced. Mostly evening and weekend work due to the nature of the business, considering that they sell wings and alcohol. The customer base is primarily weekends and evenings. So that is where you’ll be spending most of your time. It’s consistent, reliable and predictable. It’s definitely, you know that you’re going to get a certain amount of hours each week because of that.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: My favorite part about working there was … My favorite part about working there was running the grill. It allowed me to cook food more in a way than just putting it into a deep fryers. It allowed me to give that extra touch as I’d like to say. So when somebody got a chicken breast, I was able to cook it up and make it to where I would consider it to be perfect, whereas opposed with a deep fryers, you just put the timer on, and your good.

Interviewer: Please describe the application and interview process.
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: Once you find the application, you’ll send it in to them and their going to reach out to you via phone, and they’re going to want to have an interview with you. This is the kind of company to where their most likely going to offer you the position during the first interview. They have a one-step interview process and not a two-step. Now that might be different for management, but as an entry level hourly employee, it is a one-step interview process.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer as during the job interview?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: They asked if you have reliable transportation. They asked if you were okay working in a somewhat hot environment, fast paced, and if you were okay with primarily working weekends and evenings.

Interviewer: How were you notified that you received the job?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: It took about a week after the initial interview for them to reach back out to me and formally extend the offer of employment. At that point I was giving a date to show up to work where I would receive my shirt and begin training.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker look to gain employment?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: For Buffalo Wild Wings, it is an amazing entry level position. I would recommend strongly that if you’re looking to grow your customer service attributes and your teamwork and leadership abilities, that Buffalo Wild Wings would be a great place to start with that. It’s definitely a good place to work.

Buffalo Wild Wings Cook Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: At Buffalo Wild Wings, I was a cook. I worked on the line. My duties were to prepare food. That counts as major prep before, to get ready for rushes, get stuff get stuff ready to cook, as well as cooking the food itself, maintaining a clean work station, and have it presentable when you leave your shift, so cleaning projects like that.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: My favorite part… I did like the people that I was working with. They were great getting to know them and working with them was fun. To be honest doing my “Out,” which is your major cleanup project before you leave, was my favorite part.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: It was a paper application: basic questions, personal references, professional references, work history, education history. Interview was probably the most basic that I ever had. They just wanted you to know that you knew what you we’re getting into and you wanted to be there, and then they took you on. I think they’ll give pretty much anyone, or just about anyone a chance to work there, as long as you have a desire to work there.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
Buffalo Wild Wings Cook: I had good experience in some busy restaurants in the past so that made me desirable. Also, as a student, I was willing and able to work weekends, I could get my hours. Not entirely fun, but that’s when the times were available, that’s when we were busy, that’s when I said I would be available. I was able to show that I would be a great prospect.

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