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Cooks, Fast Food
District Of Columbia

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Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.

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Currently Employed: 1,152

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $8.72 - $9.42

Typical Annual Salary: $18,100 - $19,600

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Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
  • Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.
  • Cook and package batches of food, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold.
  • Prepare specialty foods such as pizzas, fish and chips, sandwiches, and tacos, following specific methods that usually require short preparation time.
  • Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepare and cook food according to instructions.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.
  • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.
  • Take food and drink orders and receive payment from customers.
  • Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Cash registers
  • Commercial use ranges
  • Intercom systems
  • Point of sale POS terminal
  • Touch screen monitors

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