What does a Cook do?
Cooks are responsible for providing a pleasurable dining experience for customers by preparing high quality food. This usually means managing all asepcts of food preparation and production in an environment that meets sanitation guidelines. Their duties can range from preparing ingredients to be cooked, to being responsible for grilling all foods.
Cooks must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). It is oftentimes preferred that cooks have a culinary certification or degree. The best cooks are good at teamwork, show attention to detail, and demonstrate strong communication skills.
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“People are rude and care about themselves and there is no such thing as a “team.””
“Great management always got my hours and made work fun and enjoyable would recommend working at the heights location”
“Good hourly pay and yeah the pay essentially that’s all I have to say about the pros to this place”
“I had a great boss who helped with any issues and always try to keep things positive”
“At least in my location our kitchen crew was pretty solid and all could have a good time while working.”
“It is a stable job that does provides benefits and friendly people to work with.”
“The pay is not good at all and is not worth the stress of the job.”
“Amazing people and the owner Brett will be one of the best people you'll ever work for.”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a cook
When working as a cook, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Effective Communication, English Language, Positive Work Ethic, Grooming and Positive Attitude.
- Line Cook
- Prep Cook
The most common qualifications to become a cook is a minimum of a GED / High School Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.