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Cooks, Restaurant

Job Information

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.


  • Many cooks and food preparation workers are young—35 percent are below the age of 24.
  • One-third of these workers are employed part time.
  • Job openings are expected to be plentiful because many of these workers will leave the occupation for full-time employment or better wages.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $22,080/yr ($11.04/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma