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Career Details :: Cooks, Restaurant
Prepare, season, and cook soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foodstuffs in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Weighs, measures, and mixes ingredients according to recipe or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
- Seasons and cooks food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience.
- Regulates temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters.
- Observes and tests food to determine that it is cooked, by tasting, smelling, or piercing, and turns or stirs food if necessary.
- Bakes, roasts, broils, and steams meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods.
- Bakes bread, rolls, cakes, and pastry.
- Washes, peels, cuts, and seeds fruits and vegetables to prepare fruits and vegetables for use.
- Inspects food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food-handling practices.
- Estimates food consumption and requisitions or purchases supplies, or procures food from storage.
- Butchers and dresses animals, fowl, or shellfish, or cuts and bones meat prior to cooking.
- Carves and trims meats, such as beef, veal, ham, pork, and lamb, for hot or cold service or for sandwiches.
- Plans items on menu.
- Portions, arranges, and garnishes food and serves food to waiter or patron.
- Counter and Rental Clerks
- Dietetic Technicians
- First-Line Supervisors, Administrative Support
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
- Food Preparation Workers
- Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
- Recreation Workers
- Residential Advisors
General Work Activities
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Monitoring and Controlling Resources
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Thinking Creatively
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Provide a Service to Others
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others