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

Embassy Suites Secaucus/Meadowlands
Secaucus, NJ
8/2/15

A Room Attendant with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for cleaning guest rooms and responding to guest requests in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. ... more
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, AZ
8/2/15

Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team's commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Cafeteria Cook I, the care you devote to all aspects of food preparation will result in the creation of truly specta ... more
Sodexo
FORT GEORGE G MEADE, MD
8/2/15

Secure government facility requires us citizenship, ability to pass extensive background including a polygraph test. responsible for BOH operations to include but not limited to inventory, inventory maintenance, production, HAACP, safety and ordering. oversees production and presentation, staff trai ... more
Sunrise of Findlay-63109
Findlay, OH
8/2/15

As a Sunrise cook, you will be responsible for the preparation and serving of meals, sanitation of food service areas, accurate record keeping, receiving, rotating and inventory of products and regulatory compliance. Serving the residents in our community and as a key member of the dining services t ... more
Hilton Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
8/2/15

Responsible for all food production including that used for restaurants, banquet functions and other outlets. Develop ... more
Thompson Miami Beach
Miami Beach, FL
8/2/15

Commune Hotels + Resorts is seeking a Pastry Chef to join our team at Thompson Miami Beach, a fully renovated beachfront resort featuring 380 guest rooms, a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges as well as over 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor multi-functional meeting and special event sp ... more
Embassy Suites Miami Intl Airport
Miami, FL
8/2/15

A Room Attendant with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for cleaning guest rooms and responding to guest requests in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. ... more
Sunrise of Bloomfield-63105
Bloomfield, MI
8/2/15

As a Sunrise cook, you will be responsible for the preparation and serving of meals, sanitation of food service areas, accurate record keeping, receiving, rotating and inventory of products and regulatory compliance. Serving the residents in our community and as a key member of the dining services t ... more
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, AZ
8/2/15

Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team's commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Cook 1, the care you devote to all aspects of food preparation will result in the creation of truly spectacular fare ... more
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, AZ
8/2/15

A special occasion calls for great food! As a Jr. Sous Chef with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts you will lead a team of culinary professionals in creating spectacular dishes that will create memorable dining experiences for our guests. Your experience in supervising various aspects of a kitchen will be ... more

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