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:
- Check quality of foods or supplies.
- Cook foods.
- Prepare breads or doughs.
- Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
- Prepare hot or cold beverages.
- Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
- Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
- Mix ingredients.
- Serve food or beverages.
- Measure ingredients.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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