Cook Jobs

Cook jobs are often a perfect fit for professionals who want a career requiring little formal training. Cooking jobs are also quite plentiful and may be found in a variety of different types of dining establishments. Whether you want to work in a bar or restaurant, for a catering company, in a retirement facility, in a hotel or on a cruise ship, you will find a wide range of cook jobs and employment opportunities at Hcareers.

Hcareers lists open cook jobs from some of the top employers in the restaurant and food service industries including Landry's Restaurants Inc., Patina Restaurant Group and Mortons. These chains frequently post jobs for prep cooks and line cooks. Other well-known employers such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Dave and Busters, and Applebees frequently post open positions for grill cooks and short order cooks. You will also find openings from employers wishing to fill pastry cook and private cook positions.

Professionals seeking jobs for cooks can choose from positions in a variety of environments. Numerous cook jobs are found in small and large privately owned restaurants as well as larger restaurant chains. Many hotels employ cooks as well. Banquet cook jobs and cooking jobs on cruise ships are also options for culinary professionals who enjoy spending time in a fast-paced kitchen environment.

Cook jobs are often filled by younger employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that 35 percent of cooks are 24 years of age or younger. Cooking and other types of restaurant jobs also offer a certain degree of schedule flexibility with as much as 33 percent of cook jobs being part time positions. Because prep work begins before a kitchen opens, and clean up continues after it is shut down for the night, employees are needed to work early mornings, daytime hours, evening hours and late nights. As a result, professionals can often find shifts that fit well with the rest of their lives �whether they're in school, raising children or using restaurant work to supplement their existing income.

Little formal education is required for most cook jobs. In general, a high school diploma or GED is preferred. Most prep cooks and line cooks learn food preparation through on the job training. Those who want to take on advanced cooking duties may attend cooking school through a vocational program, community college or culinary school. Cooks who put in the time to gain experience and show enthusiasm for their profession may advance to positions of more responsibility or to cooking jobs in higher paying establishments.

As of February 2012, the leisure and hospitality industry employed more than 13.5 million professionals, many of them in cooking roles. More than 41,000 positions were added to the food services and drinking places category in February 2012 alone. According to the BLS, 66 percent of all cooks are employed in restaurants and other establishments that serve food and drink. Around 16 percent of cooks work in schools, universities, hospitals and elderly care facilities such as nursing homes. The remaining 18 percent work in hotels, grocery stores and as private cooks.

Employment opportunities for cooks are expected to continue their upward trend. The National Restaurant Association expects restaurant employment alone to increase to 14.3 million by 2022. In addition, cook jobs in many establishments have a high turnover rate. Part time workers may leave to pursue full time employment elsewhere, and lower paid cooks may seek employment at higher paying establishments. High turnover means a constant demand to fill cook job openings.

Whether you're just beginning your cook job search or are looking for a position with higher potential, check the Hcareers job board frequently for the best cook employment opportunities.

Most Recent Cook Jobs

Red Robin
Fayetteville (Towne Center), NY
3/31/15

Cook, Cooks, Prep, Preppers, Linecook, Line Cooks, Restaurant, HOH, Heart of House, Back of House, BOH ... more
The Boulders
Carefree, AZ
3/31/15

A Cook with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Suites is responsible for preparing food items in accordance with recipes and established standards in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding service and financial profitability. ... more
Crowne Plaza - New Orleans Airport, Kenner, LA
Kenner, LA
3/31/15

Executive Chef is responsible for: meeting IHR's high standard of quality for all food preparation, production and control for all the food outlets and banquet facilities; hiring, training, supervision, scheduling and participating in activities of the chef, cooks and all personnel involved in prepa ... more
Embassy Suites Miami Intl Airport
Miami Springs, FL
3/31/15

A Cook with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for preparing food items in accordance with recipes and established standards in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding service and financial profitability. ... more
Red Robin
Fresno (Universal Park), CA
3/31/15

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Loews Don CeSar Hotel
St. Pete Beach, FL
3/31/15

We seek genuine individuals; people who are able to engage and delight our guests. We invest in training and development opportunities for all Team Members so they may grow and develop as individuals. We embrace diversity at our core and offer the opportunity for all Team Members to reach their pote ... more
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
3/31/15

Morada restaurant takes its name from Lilian Rice's 1923 moniker for The Inn, meaning "house of many rooms." Locally sourced California cuisine and a comfortable sophistication carry on the feel, welcoming locals and guests to gather, share old stories and feel at home while enjoying the m ... more
Marriott Waterford
Oklahoma City, OK
3/31/15

The Waterford Marriott is seeking an accomplished General Manager (F&B Director) for a new southern food concept located in an upscale hotel in Oklahoma City. We will be serving modern, refined cuisine in a contemporary restaurant designed by one of the nations leading design firms. Our cuisine ... more
Marriott Waterford
Oklahoma City, OK
3/31/15

The Waterford Marriott is seeking an accomplished General Manager (F&B Director) for a new southern food concept located in an upscale hotel in Oklahoma City. We will be serving modern, refined cuisine in a contemporary restaurant designed by one of the nations leading design firms. Our cuisine ... more
Hilton Chicago and Towers
Chicago, IL
3/31/15

A Utility Steward with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for transporting and cleaning cooking utensils and serviceware in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. ... more

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