Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2% (slower than the average)


What Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria Do

Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

Other Job Titles Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria May Have

Cafeteria Cook, Chef, Cook, Dietary Cook, Dinner Cook, Food Service Specialist, Food Service Worker, Prep Cook (Preparatory Cook), School Cook, Sous Chef

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Monitor and record food temperatures to ensure food safety.
  • Cook foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Rotate and store food supplies.
  • Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, or other cooking equipment.
  • Apportion and serve food to facility residents, employees, or patrons.

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