Institutional cooks prepare quality food according to budgetary requirements and using bulk-cooking methods in conventional, cook chill, or cook freeze environments. They meet individual dietary needs including health or religious requirements and ethnic preferences. Institutional cooks use approved recipes, appropriate ingredients, and specialized equipment for modification techniques to achieve the prescribed or recommended textures. They consider regular and prescribed therapeutic diets, modification of textures, and viscosity of fluids when preparing food and beverages.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Institutional Cook (415D)?
Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified cooks can earn $30,000-$70,000 annually or more, depending on the employer.
Institutional Cook (415D)
|Are you team-oriented? Do you work well with others?
|Are you detail-oriented and enjoy working with your hands?
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
|Do you have strong writing, reading, and communication skills?
|Do you consider yourself a creative person?
|Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you follow directions?
|Are you comfortable working with different kitchen equipment?
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Institutional Cook (415D) may be for you!
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