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Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria :

Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $23,320.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education No formal educational credential
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2014-2024) 3,533
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2014-2024) 5.07 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Professionalism
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Decision-making
Work Ethic
Integrity
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Leadership
Creativity
Following Directions
Problem-solving
Pride in Work

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare specialty foods
Bake breads, rolls, or other baked goods
Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Cut cooked or raw foods
Cook food for customers or patients
Perform short order cooking
Operate food preparation equipment
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Perform food preparation duties
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Prepare food products by hand through shaping, kneading, or rolling
Arrange galley setups of type
Clean fish, animal, or meat carcasses
Cut meat products
Operate food decorating equipment

Thinking Creatively

Determine food portions
Modify recipes to produce specific food products
Plan menu of meal options
Select food or beverage samples
Plan meal presentations
Decorate cakes to customer specifications

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Order restaurant, food services, or lodging related supplies, materials, and equipment
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Manage program or project budgets
Maintain food, beverage, or equipment inventories
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Replenish supplies of food, tableware or linen
Purchase food or beverages


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Food Service Industry background
Asset Protection
Supervisory Skills
Report Maintenance
Customer Complaint Resolution
Transporting
Equipment Cleaning



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