Cooks, Fast Food


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-13.4% (decline)


What Cooks, Fast Food 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.

Other Job Titles Cooks, Fast Food May Have

Cook, Deep Fat Fryer Operator, Fast Food Cook, Fry Cook, Fryer, Grill Cook, Line Cook, Pizza Cook, Pizza Maker, Prep Cook (Preparatory Cook)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Crew Member ,


Cooking and making food, backing up the fry station, and putting the orders together.

Cook ,

Sir Pizza

I maintain a clean and organized environment and always come in in a good mood and ready to work with teammates. I have worked at Sir Pizza for almost 6 years now in total on and off, and I've learned many customer service, attention to detail, and cooking skills. I prep, cook, clean, deliver, and other various duties at the restaurant. I love to cook and serve food to people and always try my hardest to put out the best food I can.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment, such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.
  • Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking.

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