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Cooks are restaurant workers who typically work under a head chef. They are responsible for preparing dishes, often from beginning to end. They must work with speed and precision as they often must push out food to customers as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining high standards of quality. ...
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MEDIAN: $25,866
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Cook, Restaurant - Chili's Grill & Bar , hourly rate: $7.86 - $13.26
Cook, Restaurant - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc , hourly rate: $8.62 - $11.38
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A line cook should possess excellent knife skills, as well as a thorough understanding of basic cooking equipment. Candidates should be comfortable working in fast-paced environments in which quality work is of the utmost importance. Because of this fast-paced environment, candidates should be strong ...
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Line Cook - Olive Garden Restaurants , hourly rate: $9.18 - $14.00
Line Cook - Chili's Grill & Bar , hourly rate: $9.18 - $13.18
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Large institutions such as hospitals, hotels, and schools often have cafeterias for visitors and staff to order and eat food. Cafeteria cooks prepare and cook food for these guests that adhere to the relevant health guidelines and their institution's quality standards. These professionals work indoors ...
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Cook, Institution and Cafeteria - Sodexo, Inc. , hourly rate: $9.93 - $12.77
Cook, Institution and Cafeteria - Aramark Food Services , hourly rate: $10.63 - $15.98
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A fast food cook holds an entry-level position in casual, quick-serve restaurants. Most of these establishments are part of national chains, and thus put an emphasis on consistency of output on their cooks. A fast food cook normally learn one station (including its required food preparation) and then ...
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Cook, Fast Food - Burger King Corporation , hourly rate: $7.04 - $8.54
Cook, Fast Food - McDonald's Corporation , hourly rate: $7.52 - $9.00
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Head chefs/cooks are responsible for overseeing the quality of food as it leaves the kitchen. They must ensure that their kitchens meet the health standards set in place by governmental agencies. Additionally, they are responsible for making sure that other kitchen personnel follow food safety guidelines ...
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A dietary cook is generally responsible for providing meals that are nutritious and appetizing to their clients. The meals need to be carefully handled, prepared correctly, and served at the right temperature and in correct serving sizes. They are also responsible for checking their organization's menu ...
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An institutional/general cook is a volume cook that is expected to follow a written menu to prepare a substantial quantity of food, making appropriate substitutions as necessary. An institutional cook might work in a long-term care facility (such as a nursing home or retirement village), a school, a ...
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A short order cook's main job is ensuring that food preparation is completed before the business opens and that food is prepared correctly for the customer. They must be able to make a wide variety of food in a short period of time. Some short order cooks have to be able to take orders directly from ...
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A pizza cook/chef/maker is the person makes the pizzas offered by a pizzeria or other restaurant. The pizza cook generally works in a commercial kitchen in the preparation and baking of the pizza. Because pizzas typically involve a wide variety of ingredients, the pizza cook should expect to do a great ...
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Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker - Pizza Hut, Inc. , hourly rate: $7.10 - $9.93
Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker - Pizzahut , hourly rate: $7.27 - $7.87
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A prep cook works for a restaurant, caterer, or a similar food-service establishment. A prep cook works under a chef in an entry-level job that is often occupied by an individual who is also currently in culinary school. A prep cook's main tasks include performing preparatory work for the head chef. ...
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Prep Cook - Levy Restaurant Company , hourly rate: $9.86 - $13.68
Prep Cook - Olive Garden Restaurants , hourly rate: $10.12 - $11.07
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