Assistant Cook Job Description

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Assistant Cook Job Description

Assistant cook job profile and description

The job profile of an ‘Assistant Cook’ requires a person to assist the head cook or chef for a wide number of functions in the kitchen – menu planning, food preparation, sanitation, ingredients purchasing. The assistant cook directly reports to the head chef and executes the orders. Generally, there is more than one assistant cook in a restaurant, however small outlets may employ only one. An assistant chef is handed over charge of a part of the kitchen operation.                     

Assistant cook duties and responsibilities -

  • Assist the head cook or chef in planning the menus
  • Keep the cooking area clean & hygienic
  • Keep the cooking equipments clean
  • Train & manage the kitchen support staff
  • Prepare cooking ingredients
  • Prepare dressings on salads and desserts
  • Move the kitchen utensils wherever needed
  • Follow & implement the kitchen safety regulations
  • Perform the duties of the head chef in his/her absence

Assistant cook skills and specification -

  • Knowledge about food preparation
  • Knowledge about nutrition in different foods
  • Ability to take and understand orders implicitly
  • Suggesting new recipes & interesting ideas for menu planning
  • Good communication skills
  • Should be a team player and coordinate with the kitchen team
  • Should be physically fit & strong to for lifting heavy pots and pans

Assistant cook education and qualification -

  • A high school diploma
  • A diploma in cookery and nutrition, not essential, but helps in finding a good job

Many hotel management institutes offer certificate courses in food preparation.

Assistant cook salary -

An assistant cook earns a salary of around $16,000. It grows as per the experience.

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  1. Fritz Gerald G. Bag-ao says:

    I am Fritz Gerald Bag-ao a 30 years old married and have a one daughter. I have a one year experience as a cook and I have a certificate of copetency as a cook accredited under TESDA. I am willing to apply to your company. asap for more information about me just go to my facebook account fritzcurl@yahoo.com

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