Cook Jobs in San Francisco
San Francisco is a city for foodies. It’s known for its variety and quality, serving everything from high-end cuisine to local neighborhood treasures. There something different in every corner of the city and there are plenty of cook jobs in San Francisco to be found on Hcareers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a median income of $13.26 to $15.37/hour depending on what type of service is provided: breakfast cook, banquet cook, lead cook or grill cook. San Francisco offers visitors a chance to “eat around the world” without ever leaving the city. The state of California has the highest level of employment in the country for cooks, followed by Florida, Texas and New York.
Employers include over 3000 restaurants, large national hotels, diners, resorts, caterers, sporting venues, convention halls, hospitals and retirement housing. There are plenty of ethnic festivals, food and wine events, catering opportunities, and a variety of culinary employers and venues to work in.
Hiring managers are generally 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 appopriate 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
You’ll have a number of career options available as you gain more experience as a cook. If you choose to stay in the kitchen, you’ll likely be promoted to sous chef (typically about $40,000), supervising the line cooks and scheduling shifts, followed by a promotion to executive sous chef (average $51,000) and finally executive chef ($80,000 at some venues). To move up to these levels, you’ll need to further your education and find a mento chef to guide you.
Check out all your options for Cooks and Lead Cooks (cocinero/cocinera), banquet cooks, and grill cooks in the San Francisco area on the Hcareers website.