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 (2016-2026) 18,676
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.86 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Following Directions
Pride in Work

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

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

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

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

Thinking Creatively

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

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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
Equipment Cleaning

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