Fast Food Cooks
On the Job
Fast Food Cooks prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. They prepare certain basic items. They may operate large-volume cooking equipment.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
- Cook foods.
- Mix ingredients.
- Prepare breads or doughs.
- Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
- Prepare hot or cold beverages.
- Serve food or beverages.
- Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
- Coordinate timing of food production activities.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- Working with a group or team.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
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