Cook - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
4,916 job postings for the occupation of Cook in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Cook. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Cook Do:
Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.
Common Job Activities:
- Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
- Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
- Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.
- Cook and package batches of food, such as hamburgers or fried chicken, which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold.
- Prepare specialty foods, such as pizzas, fish and chips, sandwiches, or tacos, following specific methods that usually require short preparation time.
- Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepare and cook food according to instructions.
- Operate large-volume cooking equipment, such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.
- Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.
- Take food and drink orders and receive payment from customers.
- Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.
- Cook the exact number of items ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously.
- Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking.
- Serve orders to customers at windows, counters, or tables.
- Prepare and serve beverages, such as coffee or fountain drinks.
- Pre-cook items, such as bacon, to prepare them for later use.
- Mix ingredients, such as pancake or waffle batters.
- Schedule activities and equipment use with managers, using information about daily menus to help coordinate cooking times.
- Prepare dough, following recipe.
- Order and take delivery of supplies.
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