Profession Restaurant cook

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Restaurant cooks prepare, cook and present food and plans menus in restaurants.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Artistic / Realistic
  • Realistic / Enterprising

Tasks restaurant cook

  • Prepare ingredients for consumption or cooking (e.g. wash, peel, cut and seed fruit and vegetables and cut meat).
  • Check food quality, for example by tasting, smelling, piercing with utensils, etc.
  • Weigh, measure and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgement, using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Regulate the temperature of ovens, grills, roasters and other cooking equipment.
  • Season and cook food according to recipes, personal judgement or experience, using a range of methods (e.g. baking, braising, frying, roasting, broiling and steaming).
  • Divide food into portions and make sure it is well presented.
  • Pass the dishes on to the waiters or serve to customers.
  • Plan menus and estimate food requirements and costs.
  • Monitor, order and receive (food) supplies, and store appropriately.
  • Inspect and clean the kitchen, kitchen equipment, serving areas, etc. to ensure hygiene and health and safety.

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