• Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 27,290
    $19,400 range bar $35,510
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Institution and cafeteria cooks work in school, cafeteria, business, hospital, and other institutions kitchens. For each meal they prepare a large quantity of a limited number of entrees, vegetables, and desserts according to preset menus.

What do they typically do

  • Garnish, arrange, and serve food
  • Check freshness of food and ingredients before cooking
  • Direct activities of one or more workers who help prepare and serve meals
  • Boil and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
  • Cook, hold, and store food or food ingredients
  • Bake, roast, grill, broil, or fry meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
  • Clean work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.9%
Job Opening 1,455

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Cafeteria Cook, Chef, Cook, Dietary Cook, Dinner Cook, Food Service Worker, Prep Cook (Preparatory Cook), School Cook, Sous Chef
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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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