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

Atlanta Airport
Atlanta, GA
2/28/15

The Second Cook is responsible for food production, preparation and presentation, and is able to rotate through all food stations to ensure a high quality product is served to the customer. This role will perform a variety of duties in the preparation and cooking of various food products. The Secon ... more
Ruffled Feathers Golf Course
Lemont, IL
2/28/15

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois is operated by Eagle Golf. The Pete and P.B. Dye designed course is located 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The high-end public championship course is well-conditioned and features some of the best par 3 holes in Illinois. To find out more about the c ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Glastonbury, CT
2/28/15

Oversee and coordinate the planning, organizing, training and leadership necessary to achieve stated objectives in sales, costs, employee retention, guest service and satisfaction, food quality, cleanliness and sanitation. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Seattle, WA
2/28/15

IAC/Expedia Global, LLC is the flight department management company for IAC and Expedia operating a Global Express and Global XRS with bases in Teterboro, NJ and Seattle, WA. This position is based out of Seattle, WA. We are open to relocating the hired candidate to Seattle. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
New York, NY
2/28/15

IAC/Expedia Global is the flight department management company for IAC and Expedia operating a Global Express and Global XRS with bases in Teterboro, NJ and Seattle, WA. This position is based out of Teterboro, NJ. ... more
Embassy Suites San Rafael/Marin Co
San Rafael, CA
2/28/15

A Bartender with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for preparing beverages and serving beverages and/or food to guests in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. ... more
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Miami, FL
2/28/15

Plan, prep, set up and provide quality service in all areas of food production for menu items and specials in the designated outlets in accordance with standards and plating guide specifications. Direct, train and monitor performance of Line Cooks. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation o ... more
Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX
2/28/15

A Utility Steward with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for transporting and cleaning cooking utensils and serviceware in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. ... more
Sodexo
LAKEVILLE, CT
2/28/15

Sodexo is looking for someone with top culinary and farm to table skills for a Private Independent School grade 9-12. The school has a great deal of high end catering. Very sustainable program including a fully functioning farm, with orchards and animals. The General Manager will have lots of intera ... more
South Coast Winery Resort and Spa 34843 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591
Temecula, CA
2/28/15

Are you looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your talents, along with your superior customer service skills? ... more

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