Cooks prepare and cook food.
Duties & Tasks
Cooks may perform the following tasks:check food to ensure its qualityregulate temperatures of ovens, grills and other cooking equipmentprepare food for cookingcook food by a range of methods (baking, braising, frying, roasting or steaming, for example)divide food into portions and ensure the food is well presentedclean food preparation areas and equipmentstore food in temperature-controlled facilitiesreceive and store suppliesensure the kitchen is hygienic and functionalplan menus and estimate food requirementsprepare food to meet special dietary requirementstrain and supervise other staff.
Cooks may be required to work shifts, including weekends and public holidays, sometimes on a 24-hour rotating roster. The work may be stressful, especially at peak hours of the day.
- enjoy cooking a high level of personal hygiene able to manage time and work under pressure good communication skills punctuality able to stay calm in difficult situations able to work well in a team.