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Cooks, Fast Food

Also called: Cook, Grill Cook, Line Cook, Pizza Cook

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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:
  • Order and take delivery of supplies.
  • Cook the exact number of items ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously.
  • Prepare specialty foods, such as pizzas, fish and chips, sandwiches, or tacos, following specific methods that usually require short preparation time.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Communications
  • multimedia
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
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:
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
  • Aldelo Systems Aldelo for Restaurants Pro
  • Foodman Home-Delivery
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

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

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$22,330
$17,390
$29,290
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