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Food Preparation Workers

Perform kitchen duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods or brewing coffee.

Quick Facts


Well below the statewide median
$16.75 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  6.4%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Arrange food for serving.
  • Assist chefs or caterers with food or drink preparation.
  • Cook foods.
  • Cut cooked or raw foods.
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Job Title Examples:

Food Service Worker
Prep Cook (Preparation Cook)
Dietary Aide

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