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
O-NET Online Reference
35-2019.00 – Cooks, All Other
35-2011.00 – Cooks, Fast Food
35-2012.00 – Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
35-2013.00 – Cooks, Private Household
35-2014.00 – Cooks, Restaurant
35-2015.00 – Cooks, Short Order
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Most Hiring Minors (Under 18) as a Cook
The minimum hiring age of a Cook is generally 14 years old, yet the minimum age specified in job postings as a Cook is 14 years old, varied by locations.
- Can 12-13 work as a Cook? No, minors under 14 may not work for an employer, except in family business. Learn more Child Labor
- Can 14 year olds work as a Cook? Yes, there are companies that hire 14 year olds as a Cook
- Can 15 year olds work as a Cook? Yes, there are companies that hire 15 year olds as a Cook
- Can 16 year olds work as a Cook? Yes, there are companies that hire 16 year olds as a Cook
Companies that tend to hire minors as a Cook are:
Companies That Hire Teens as a Cook
The following is a list of 1,259 companies that have and may be actively posting job vacancies as a Cook to which teenagers can submit job applications.
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Kitchen Staff (18+)Hooters of West Springfield - Farmingdale, NY
Preferably be 18 years of age or older. Receiving and rotation of food supplies. Awareness of safe food handling practices. Kitchen set up and breakdown.42 minutes ago
Prep Cook (18+)The Cheesecake Factory - West Nyack, NY
Must be at least 18 years old. Comfortable standing for extended periods of time, able to lift up to 50 lbs and continuously bend, reach and twist.5 hours ago
Cook (CYS) NA-06 (18+)US Army Installation Management Command - Fort Riley, KS
Must be at least 18 years old or a 17 year old dependent of a Service member or Department of Defense Civilian Employee.49 minutes ago
Camp Cook (18+)Boy Scouts of America - Clare, MI
Must be at least 18 years of age with preferred experience working in food service. The AM and PM cooks are responsible to the Food Service Director and Camp…3 hours ago
Cook (18+)Heritage Woods of Charleston - Charleston, IL
Must be 18 years of age with food sanitation certification indicating successful completion. Experience in large food quantity preparation in a health care…2 hours ago