(NOC 6242)

Career Description

Cooks prepare a variety of foods, including short orders, and supervise kitchen workers. They may plan menus and specialize in ethnic cuisine or speciality dishes.

Duties May Include

Cooks perform some or all of the following duties:

Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes or special meals under the direction of a dietitian or chef.

May specialize in preparing/cooking ethnic cuisine or specialty dishes.

Supervise kitchen helpers.

Oversee the preparation, cooking, and handling of food by subordinate personnel.

May plan menus, determine the size of the food portions, estimate costs, and monitor/order supplies.

Examples of Titles

Apprentice Cook
Grill Cook
Short Order Cook

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Culinary Skills Certificate
Culinary Skills (Part-time) Certificate
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Cook Certificate; Apprenticeship
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Professional Cook Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022