York College

Cooks prepare, season and cook food, often using pre-prepared ingredients, in clubs, private households, fast food outlets, shops selling food cooked on the premises and the catering departments and canteens of other establishments.

Tasks

  • Requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality
  • Plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs
  • Cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter
  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements. Training is provided off- and on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in Food Preparation and Cooking are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £18,000 per annum and can progress up to £19,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 11,299 employed Cooks in the region.

Current Vacancies

Cook

M & M Care Ltd
12 May 2020

Cook

North Yorkshire County Council
14 May 2020

Cook

Parkville Care Centre
20 May 2020

COOK

Manor Park Care Home
14 May 2020

Cook

Acorn Heights
21 May 2020
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