Kettle Cook

Cook fruits, vegetables, meats, condiments, or fish products.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Kettle Cooks do?

Cooks fruits, vegetables, meats, condiments, or fish products, preparatory to canning or extraction of byproducts, using cooking equipment: Weighs or measures ingredients according to recipe, using scale or graduated container. Loads ingredients into kettle or pressure cooker. Observes thermometer and gauges, turns valve to admit steam to pressure cookers or lights gas burner to heat and cook contents of kettles. Stirs mixture in kettle to blend and prevent scorching of contents, using hand or power-driven paddles. Observes cooking process or tests batch liquor with viscosimeter or hydrometer to verify viscosity or specific gravity and to ascertain completeness of cooking process. Starts pump, opens valve, or tilts or scoops contents of kettle into container to unload cooked contents. May test batch for sugar content, using refractometer. May mix ingredients prior to cooking. May be designated according to material cooked as Cook, Fish Eggs; Cook, Fruit; Cook, Jelly; Cook, Juice; Cook, Sauce; Cook, Starch. May be designated: Cook, Mayonnaise; Cook, Pickled Meat; Cook, Preserve; Cook, Seafood; Cook, Spaghetti; Cook, Vegetable.

Should I be a Kettle Cook?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cook, Kettle, Cook, Spaghetti, Kettle Fry Cook Operator

    How to become a Kettle Cook

    Most Kettle Cooks have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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