Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.


Salary: $30,000 – $77,000

Education: Associate’s Degree

Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.

Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.

Instruct cooks or other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.

Supervise or coordinate activities of cooks or workers engaged in food preparation.

*This list of tasks does not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

*This list of skills does not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

*This list of knowledge does not encompass all knowledge that may be applicable to this job.


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