Cook Helper

Assist workers engaged in preparing foods for hotels or restaurants.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$16,000 – $28,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cook Helpers do?

Assists workers engaged in preparing foods for hotels, restaurants, or ready-to-serve packages by performing any combination of following duties: Washes, peels, cuts, and seeds vegetables and fruits. Cleans, cuts, and grinds meats, poultry, and seafood. Dips food items in crumbs, flour, and batter to bread them. Stirs and strains soups and sauces. Weighs and measures designated ingredients. Carries pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from work stations, stove, and refrigerator. Stores foods in designated areas, utilizing knowledge of temperature requirements and food spoilage. Cleans work areas, equipment and utensils, segregates and removes garbage, and steam-cleans or hoses garbage containers [KITCHEN HELPER 318.687-010]. Distributes supplies, utensils, and portable equipment, using handtruck. May be designated according to worker assisted as Cook Helper, Broiler or Fry; Cook Helper, Dessert; Cook Helper, Vegetable; Pantry Goods Maker Helper. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Cook Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cold Meat Cook, Cook Helper, Broiler Or Fry, Cook Helper, Dessert, Cook Helper, Vegetable, Cook's Helper See More

    How to become a Cook Helper

    Most Cook Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9faaf&chl=|no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29||doctorate+%287%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,84
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