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Cooks

Cooks prepare, season and cook food, often using pre-prepared ingredients, in clubs, private households, fast food outlets, shops selling food cooked on the premises and the catering departments and canteens of other establishments.

£18,523

Median Salary

New workers start around £16,373. Normal pay is £18,523 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £24,882.

Daily Tasks

  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
  • Cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter.
  • Plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs.
  • Requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Science

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