Cook Jobs in Dallas
The Dallas/Ft. Worth area is known for its fast-growing foodie scene, boasting more restaurants per capita than New York City and offering cuisines from all over the world. Dallas has a strong ethnic food culture offering Laotian, Nepali, Iraqi and Korean specialties. There’s something different in every section of the city and there are plenty of opportunities for cooks (cocinero/cocinera) on the Hcareers job board.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area can expect to make $13.26/hour depending on what type of service is provided: breakfast cook, banquet cook, lead cook or grill cook. With all the different cuisines available, visitors can sample food from “around the world” throughout the city. Texas ranks third behind California and Florida in states with the highest employment of cooks and Dallas is fourth among Metro Areas.
Typical employers for cooks include restaurants, diners, country clubs, caterers, sports venues and hotels. Convention centers, hospitals, and retirement housing also fulltime cooks to serve their clients.
Recruiters are seeking candidates (cocinero/cocinera) to fill positions as breakfast cooks, banquet cooks, lead cooks and grill cooks with the following skills:
- Prep all workstations with the needed equipment and ingredients
- Chop, peel, cut and otherwise prepare all ingredients as instructed
- Use the appropriate equipment to cook food
- Plate food in a pleasing manner
- Keep your workstation clean, sanitized and orderly
- Understand all sanitation procedures
- Demonstrate teamwork with kitchen staff
- Communicate clearly and often with the staff
- Be flexible in your work schedule
As you gain experience, there are a number of career options available to further your career. In the kitchen, you’ll likely be promoted to sous chef, supervising the line cooks and scheduling shifts, followed by a promotion to executive sous chef and finally executive chef. To move up to these levels, you’ll need to further your education and find a mentor chef to guide you.
Take a look at options for Cooks and Lead Cooks (cocinero/cocinera), banquet cooks, and grill cooks in Dallas/Ft. Worth area on the Hcareers website.