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Cooks, Short Order
District Of Columbia

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Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.

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Currently Employed: 830

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $9.44 - $13.35

Typical Annual Salary: $19,600 - $27,800

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typical training

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

  • Grill, cook, and fry foods such as french fries, eggs, and pancakes.
  • Clean food preparation equipment, work areas, and counters or tables.
  • Take orders from customers and cook foods requiring short preparation times, according to customer requirements.
  • Grill and garnish hamburgers or other meats such as steaks and chops.
  • Restock kitchen supplies, rotate food, and stamp the time and date on food in coolers.
  • Perform food preparation tasks, such as making sandwiches, carving meats, making soups or salads, baking breads or desserts, and brewing coffee or tea.
  • Plan work on orders so that items served together are finished at the same time.
  • Complete orders from steam tables, placing food on plates and serving customers at tables or counters.
  • Perform general cleaning activities in kitchen and dining areas.
  • Accept payments, and make change or write charge slips as necessary.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Commercial use cutlery
  • Commercial use food slicers
  • Commercial use graters
  • Commercial use ranges
  • Commercial use steamers

Technology:
  • Inventory management software
  • Point of sale POS software

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