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Career Details :: Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Cooks foodstuffs according to menu, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and number of persons to be served.
- Cleans, cuts, and cooks meat, fish, and poultry.
- Requisitions food supplies, kitchen equipment and appliances, and other supplies and receives deliveries.
- Apportions and serves food to residents, employees, or patrons.
- Washes pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment.
- Directs activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.
- Compiles and maintains food cost records and accounts.
- Plans menus, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability.
- Bakes breads, rolls, and other pastries.
- Prepares and cooks vegetables, salads, dressings, and desserts.
- Cleans and inspects galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas for cleanliness and functional operation.
- Cargo and Freight Agents
- Cooks, Fast Food
- Cooks, Short Order
- Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
- Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
- Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
- Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
- Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
- Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Estimating Needed Characteristics
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Provide a Service to Others
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls