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Institution and Cafeteria Cooks

Cook large amounts of food, usually for schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$19.29 / hour    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  6.8%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect facilities, equipment or supplies to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Monitor food services operations to ensure procedures are followed.
  • Determine prices for menu items.
  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Food Service Specialist
Kitchen Manager
Sous Chef

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