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Restaurant Cooks

Prepare a wide range of food in restaurants.

Quick Facts


Well below the statewide median
$13.03 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  7.1%    Read more about outlook


Less than high school is typical for entry. National Data

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Assess equipment functioning.
  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
  • Mix ingredients.
  • Serve food or beverages.
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Job Title Examples:

Food Service Specialist
Kitchen Manager
Sous Chef

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