4.2

Cook

ZoËS Kitchen
Cook Job in Ashburn, VA
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Restock cook stations and keep them clean and organized Cook | Prep Cook | Grill Cook | Line Cook | Kitchen | Restaurant |Part Time | Full Time | Crew Member | Team Member
Full Time
Part Time
forTeens
Entry Level
Offers Benefits
11d ago
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4.3

Cook, Skyland Lodge

Delaware North
Cook Job in Ashburn, VA
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Delaware North Parks and Resorts is searching for Cooks to join our team at Skyland Lodge in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds.
forTeens
Entry Level
10d ago
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4.1

Cook

Mon Ami Gabi-Reston (1162)
Cook Job in Reston, VA
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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro that embraces a passion for food, wine and culture. Whether you come for the Onion Soup Au Gratin, Steak Frites or decadent Profiteroles, Mon Ami Gabi offers something to satisfy all tastes.
Entry Level
Offers Benefits
26d ago
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4.0

Cook

Lansdowne Resort
Cook Job in Leesburg, VA
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The Cook support kitchen staff in heavy production and fabrication of food products for kitchen preparation, cafeteria, banquet cooking, dining room, and fine dining. The Cook should maintain a passive leadership role in maintaining adequate production level and a high level from the kitchen Staff.
forTeens
Entry Level
New
7d ago
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4.5

Cook

Wegmans Food Markets
Cook Job in Chantilly, VA
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Experience working as a Prep Cook or Apprentice Cook
Full Time
Part Time
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
New
4d ago
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Cook

Master Concessionair
Cook Job in Sterling, VA
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Location: Sterling, VA
Experience: Entry Level

Primary Objective of Position:

To ensure that each guest receives an unforgettable meal. Prepares dishes according to company recipes, ensures that all dishes are made to company specifications, using diverse methods of preparation.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares a variety food, with diverse methods of preparation and adheres to specific product prep and handling procedures and plate presentation.
  • Adheres to all company safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Ensures proper execution of recipe procedures while maintaining a high quality and consistent product.
  • Maintains cleanliness throughout the kitchen.
  • Keeps prepared food continuously flowing out of the kitchen.
  • Communicates ticket times and potential problems with the QA, manager and servers as necessary.
  • Completes assigned prep work to stock and set up stations as necessary.
  • Breaks down, and cleans station or work area at end of shift.
  • Ensures proper rotation of all products and stocks product to par.
  • Cleans and sanitizes throughout the shift.
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established company policies to achieve the overall objectives of this position.
  • Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other company team members to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum team member morale, productivity and efficiency/effectiveness.

Nonessential Functions:

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or requested.
  • Assists other team members when needed.
  • Assists other kitchen team members with prep work and cleaning responsibilities.

Accountabilities:

Must be able to perform multiple tasks while maintaining required standards of operation in daily restaurant activities. Must be able to perform duties to ensure guest satisfaction. Must produce items to recipe standards, to ensure guest satisfaction, while controlling food costs. Must adhere to all company food handling, safety and sanitation procedures at all times.

Qualification Standards:

  • Lifts and carries up to 70lbs, up to 20 times per shift; places these items on high shelves and in walk-in freezer.
  • Frequent bending and stooping.
  • Stands 100% of shift.
  • Works frequently in damp, hot work environment.
  • Works with an open flame.
  • Uses sharp knives and utensils.
  • May use slicers or other kitchen machinery.
  • Able to hold items with hands (knives, pans) for extended periods of time, with up to 5 lbs of weight.
  • Able to read tickets.
  • Able to communicate with manager and team members to ensure guest satisfaction.

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Entry Level
22d ago
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4.3

Cook

La Madeleine
Cook Job in Reston, VA
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la Madeleine French Bakery & Caf was founded more than 30 years ago with a vision to bring the traditions and recipes of the French countryside to America. At la Madeleine we bring love into everything we do from our passion for food, joie de server mentality (our pleasure of serving guests) and commitment to making a difference in the community. The la Madeleine family goes above and beyond every day to uphold a culture of ethical excellence and were humbled and honored to receive both the 2018 Greater Dallas Business Ethics and Cary M. Maguire Spirit of Ethics Awards. La Madeleine continues to grow while operating over 80 corporate and franchise bakeries in 10 states
Full Time
Part Time
forTeens
Entry Level
Offers Benefits
31d ago
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4.1

Cook II

Brock & Company Inc.
Cook Job in Reston, VA
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This position will prepare, cook and serve foods determined by the supervisor.
forTeens
Entry Level
New
4d ago
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Cook

Promedica Senior Care
Cook Job in Montgomery Village, MD
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Two years as cook in a large scale cooking operation, preferred.
forTeens
Entry Level
High School Diploma Preferred
New
6d ago
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IAD Skilled Cook

Virtual Employee Services
Cook Job in Dulles Town Center, VA
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Location: Dulles Town Center, VA
Experience: Junior Level

The Cook CD - Skilled is responsible for preparing cooked foods, and must be able to perform all station functions of Fry, Flat Top Griddle, Pantry, and cooking eggs; communicating ticket times and potential problems to the manager on duty and servers as necessary; performing all other responsibilities as directed by the business or assigned management of which associate is capable of performing; providing the highest quality of service to customers and associates at all times. This is a non-exempt position.Essential Functions:•Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food and beverage products•Tastes products, follow menus, estimate food requirements, check production and keep records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment as needed•Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment•Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards•Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; Measures and mixes ingredients, washes, peels, cuts and shreds fruits and vegetables•Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of product•Other Duties as assigned Requirements:Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:•Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards•Requires a minimum of 3 years of closely related cooking experience in high volume or fast casual dining restaurant environment•Requires food knowledge pertaining to Sauces, Soups, Sauté, Broiler, Fry, and Pantry•Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with individuals•Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds•Requires the ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions•Frequently immerses hands in water and water diluted with chemical solutions•Frequently works with sharp knives, utensils, and hot plates•Frequently works in hot environment•Supervisor/Lead experience preferred Additional Info:To learn more about HMSHost and additional career opportunities, visit https://www.hmshost.com/.Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) Drug Free Workplace (DFW)
Junior Level
21d ago
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Cook at ResQ BBQ

ResQ BBQ
Cook Job in Leesburg, VA
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Cook dishes to business standards Qualifications Proven working experience as a cook
forTeens
Entry Level
20d ago
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Cook at Lightfoot Restaurant

Lightfoot Restaurant
Cook Job in Leesburg, VA
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Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg, VA is looking for one cook to join our strong team. Cook dishes to business standards Qualifications Proven working experience as a cook
forTeens
Entry Level
13d ago
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4.2

Cook

Sunrise Senior Living
Cook Job in Bethesda, MD
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- Sunrise Team Member At Sunrise, our Cook is responsible for the preparation and serving of meals, sanitation of food service areas, accurate record keeping, receiving, rotating and inventory of products and regulatory compliance.
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
High School Diploma Preferred
38d ago
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Cook

Sayre Christian Village
Cook Job, Remote or Lexington, KY
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The Cook is responsible for providing and preparing nutritious meals and served to all residents of Sayre Christian Village Healthcare Center.
Junior Level
High School Diploma Required
New
1d ago
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Cook at Easy Entertaining Inc

Ashley Vanasse
Cook Job, Remote or Providence, RI
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Work for a great company with a great team putting out catered events through the year.

Looking for individuals to work Prep Work Monday - Friday 8/9:00a-5:00p.

Looking for individuals to work at offsite & onsite catered events in the BOH. Hours vary but are usually at night and on the weekend.

forTeens
Entry Level
22d ago
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4.3

Cook, Loft Mountain

Delaware North
Cook Job in Ashburn, VA
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Delaware North Parks and Resorts is searching for Cooks to join our team at Loft Mountain in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds.
forTeens
Entry Level
10d ago
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4.3

Cook, Big Meadows Lodge

Delaware North
Cook Job in Ashburn, VA
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Delaware North Parks and Resorts is searching for Cooks to join our team at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds.
forTeens
Entry Level
17d ago
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4.3

Cook, Big Meadows Wayside

Delaware North
Cook Job in Ashburn, VA
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Delaware North Parks and Resorts is searching for Cooks to join our team at Big Meadows Wayside in Shenandoah National Park, Virgina. At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds.
forTeens
Entry Level
17d ago
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4.5

Cook

Wegmans Food Markets
Cook Job in Leesburg, VA
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2 or more years' experience as a Prep or Line Cook
Full Time
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
Bachelors Preferred
New
5d ago
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Cook

Promedica Senior Care
Cook Job in Burke, VA
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Two years as cook in a large scale cooking operation, preferred.
forTeens
Entry Level
High School Diploma Preferred
New
6d ago
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Cook

Promedica Senior Care
Cook Job in Springfield, VA
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Two years as cook in a large scale cooking operation, preferred.
Mid Level
Doctorate Preferred
High School Diploma Required
New
16h ago
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Cook

Promedica Senior Care
Cook Job in Fairfax, VA
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Two years as cook in a large scale cooking operation, preferred.
forTeens
Entry Level
High School Diploma Preferred
New
6d ago
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Cook

Promedica Senior Care
Cook Job in Arlington, VA
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Two years as cook in a large scale cooking operation, preferred.
forTeens
Entry Level
High School Diploma Preferred
New
6d ago
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4.5

Cook

Wegmans Food Markets
Cook Job in Chantilly, VA
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Because with a family-like atmosphere of shared support, leaders who have your best interest at heart and growth as part of everything we do, Wegmans is the place for you to do what you love-and love what you do.
Full Time
Part Time
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
12d ago
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4.5

Cook

Wegmans Food Markets
Cook Job in Leesburg, VA
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2 or more years experience as a Prep or Line Cook
Full Time
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
Bachelors Preferred
28d ago
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4.5

Cook

Wegmans Food Markets
Cook Job in Chantilly, VA
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Experience working as a Prep Cook or Apprentice Cook
Full Time
Part Time
Junior Level
Offers Benefits
New
6d ago
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4.1

Cook II

Brock & Company Inc.
Cook Job in Reston, VA
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This position will prepare, cook and serve foods determined by the supervisor.
forTeens
Entry Level
8d ago
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Cook

Promedica Senior Care
Cook Job in Washington Grove, MD
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Two years as cook in a large scale cooking operation, preferred.
forTeens
Entry Level
High School Diploma Preferred
New
2d ago
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Cook

Promedica Senior Care
Cook Job in Cabin John, MD
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Two years as cook in a large scale cooking operation, preferred.
forTeens
Entry Level
High School Diploma Preferred
New
2d ago
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Average Salary For a Cook

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Cook is $30,564 per year or $15 per hour. The highest paying Cook jobs have a salary over $37,000 per year while the lowest paying Cook jobs pay $24,000 per year

Average Cook Salary
$30,000 yearly
$15 hourly
Updated May 21, 2022
$24,000
10 %
$30,000
Median
$37,000
90 %

5 Common Career Paths For a Cook

Sous Chef

A sous chef is responsible for directing food preparation and general kitchen tasks with the supervision of an executive chef. A sous chef duties also include customizing healthy menus, maintaining quality check for foods, adhering to the highest sanitation procedures and standards, monitoring food and equipment supplies, suggesting new specialties, assisting customer's inquiries, and managing client's complaints. A sous chef must have excellent communication and decision-making skills, as well as updated with the current food trends to provide the best services for the customers.

Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant generally assists patients in their healthcare needs and medical procedures. They support patients in their daily activities by monitoring patients' temperature and food intake, ensuring the cleanliness of the patient's room, and keeping documentation of patients' conditions for reference of nurses and doctors. A certified nursing assistant should also communicate with patients' families and provide updates as often as needed. It is also important that a nursing assistant is patient and compassionate enough to attend to direct patient needs, which could get demanding or challenging at times.

Chef

A chef is the master of the kitchen-someone who is creative and innovative with food. Chefs are the pride and reputation of each restaurant or dining establishments. They make sure every meal served is fresh and oversees the kitchen operation. They also create recipes, study menus, and prepare significant-high-quality dishes that represent the restaurant. They say academic requirements aren't needed, but anyone who has a passion for food and cooking can be a chef.

Technician

Technicians are skilled professionals who primarily work with technology in different industries. They are knowledgeable about the technical aspects of the various items they work with. They are usually working with electricity or with technological advancements. Technicians may be assigned to do the construction of equipment or materials related to their field of study. They may also be assigned to conduct diagnostics and other maintenance activities to ensure that the equipment works properly. Technicians may also be required to conduct basic repairs in case of problems. It is important that technicians have good analytical skills and decision-making skills.

Driver

Drivers are responsible for safely transporting people, packages, or goods from one destination to another. They should be familiar with the different routes that may be taken to reach the desired goal. They should be expert navigators and may use navigation apps to help them along the way. They should also be familiar with the basic mechanics of the vehicle they are using and the proper maintenance and cleaning needed to ensure that the car is running well. Drivers are expected to have excellent customer relation skills, a strong sense of direction, and superb organizations.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Cook

Cook Jobs FAQs

Can a cook make 100k?

No, you cannot make $100,000 per year as a cook. It is highly unlikely to earn over $100k because the average annual salary for a cook is $30,564. Even cooks in higher-paid positions do not typically earn more than $37,000 per year.

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Is cooking a good career?

Yes, cooking can be a good career. The foodservice industry is growing fast, making becoming a cook a lucrative and appealing career for some people.

Working in the field of cooking can be very rewarding and beneficial. It offers creativity and freedom in your work, as well as versatility. You can take your culinary career anywhere.

In this career, you can go as far as you want. You can choose to work for someone else or even work for yourself.

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What are the best cooking jobs?

The best cooking jobs are pastry, banquet, sushi, and executive chef. As all of these jobs specialize in the cooking field, they each come with different benefits.

A pastry cook specializes in creating sweet and savory dessert items. While a banquet cook can make pastries also, they specialize in making large batches of food. They will work weddings, events, and at resorts.

Sushi chefs create both traditional and unique sushi dishes while invoking their creativity in their work. Executive chefs are the leaders in the kitchen and are in charge of all the above positions. They can work in a variety of settings similar to that of the banquet cooks.

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Where do cooks get paid the most?

Cooks get paid the most in the North and Northwest states.

The Top Highest-Paying States For Cooks:

  • Wyoming at $33,000

  • Minnesota at $32,000

  • Washington at $32,000

  • Delaware at $32,000

  • Michigan at $31,000

Some regions pay cooks a higher salary than others. Certain states have a higher cost of living than others, so it only makes sense to raise the pay in those areas.

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