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Chefs and Head Cooks

On the Job


Chefs and Head Cooks prepare food such as salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, or desserts. They may plan and price menu items. They may order supplies or keep accounts. They may also supervise the work of other cooks.

Physical Demands   

This career requires time standing, walking, or running.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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