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Cooks, Fast Food

Also called: Cook, Pizza Cook, Grill Cook, Crew Member

What they do:
Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
  • Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
  • Aldelo Systems Aldelo for Restaurants Pro
  • Foodman Home-Delivery

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$18,470
per year, on average
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