Cooks prepare, season and cook food, often using pre-prepared ingredients, in clubs, private households, fast food outlets, shops selling food cooked on the premises and the catering departments and canteens of other establishments.
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New workers start around £6680. Normal pay is £14072 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £21255.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.
- Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
- Cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter.
- Plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs.
- Requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality.
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