Looking for cook jobs? Cooks prepare, season and cook a wide range of foods. They work in restaurants, schools, hospitals, private households and other places where food is prepared and served.
They generally work early mornings, late evenings, holidays and weekends. To become a cook, most generally learn their skills through on-the-job training and related work experience.
Although no formal education is required, some cooks attend culinary school. The duties of a cook include ensuring the freshness of food and ingredients, weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients according to the recipes.
In addition to baking, grilling or frying meats, fish, vegetables and other foods, boiling and steaming meats, fish, vegetables and other foods and arranging, garnishing and sometimes serving food.
Cooks also clean work areas, equipment, utensils and dishes and cook, handle and store ingredients or food.
Cooks generally work under the direction of chefs, head cooks or food service managers. The larger restaurants and food service establishments will often have multiple menus and large kitchen staffs.
The responsibilities of cooks vary depending on the kind of food service establishment, the size of the facility and the level of service offered.
However, in all establishments, they follow sanitation procedures when handling food. For example, being responsible for storing food and ingredients at the correct temperatures to avoid bacterial growth. According to Payscale, the average hourly pay for a cook in Ireland is €10.30. The salary for a cook is generally between €19,000 and €29,000.
In summary, there are lots of cook jobs currently available and working as a cook can be an excellent job.
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