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

Hilton Garden Inn RDU Airport
Morrisville, NC
10/24/14

Line cook is a members of the Food & Beverage Team. S/he is responsible for: preparation of food "to order" for the hotel restaurant; ensures consistent quality; and follows IHR's Standard Operating Procedures and Food Safety procedures. This individual is required to be detailed orien ... more
Embassy Suites Los Angeles/Glendale
Glendale, CA
10/24/14

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative Executive Chef who will oversee the culinary operation of our Embassy Suites while motivating a culinary team to deliver outstanding guest experiences. ... more
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Miami, FL
10/24/14

Food and Beverage servers request or take orders from guests and serve food and beverages, check on guest satisfaction and handle the payment and complaints/concerns of customers ... more
Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Orlando, FL
10/24/14

This position is responsible for all activities pertaining to cleaning/maintaining the Food and Beverage storage, preparation and service areas and materials, to include controlling inventories for and ensuring spotless, sanitary condition of all china, glassware, silverware, cookware and serving ut ... more
Jean-Georges Management
Pound Ridge, NY
10/24/14

Jean-Georges Management is built on a powerful culinary foundation and has evolved into a reputable and award winning restaurant group. From inception, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten placed emphasis on the importance of providing the very best in culinary and tailored hospitality, which has resulted ... more
Hyatt Midtown Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
10/24/14

Line cook is a members of the Food & Beverage Team. S/he is responsible for: preparation of food "to order" for the hotel restaurant; ensures consistent quality; and follows IHR's Standard Operating Procedures and Food Safety procedures. This individual is required to be detailed orien ... more
Courtyard Nashville Vanderbilt/ West End
Nashville, TN
10/24/14

Bartenders serve beverages and food to guests in a friendly, courteous and timely manner, resulting in guest satisfaction. A minimum of one year of bartending experience is required. ... more
W San Diego
San Diego, CA
10/24/14

W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 44 hotels and retreats, including 16 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insi ... more
The Beverly Heritage Hotel
Milpitas, CA
10/24/14

The Food and Beverage Manager directs and organizes the activities of the Food & Beverage departments, including but not limited to the Kitchen, Premier Club Lounge, Banquet Operations, Restaurants, Room Service and Bars, to maintain high standards of food and beverage quality, service and marke ... more

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