About the job: Cooking the same dishes for customers for a lengthy shift in a hot, noisy and stressful workplace really requires passion for food.

Where will you work: At casual or fast food restaurants.

What will you do: Prepare ingredients, season and cook food according to recipes. Skills / requirements for applying job as a cook are:

  • Must be able to work at evenings or weekends.
  • Good knowledge of food production
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to maintain the restaurant’s policies and procedures

Industry: Restaurant, food and beverages

Minimum age: Generally start from 16+.

Expected wage: $11-$18/hour.

Similar name: Line Cook, Prep Cook, Grill Cook

Related jobs: Waiter/waitress, host/hostess, usher, stock clerk

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