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Become A Mexican Food Cook

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Working As A Mexican Food Cook

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $27,237

    Average Salary

What Does A Mexican Food Cook Do At Aramark

* Sets up and breaks down work stations
* Maintains a clean and sanitary work station
* Cooks and prepares food according to production guidelines and recipes
* Knowledge of food product, identification, and acceptable level of food quality
* Ensures food is stored at the appropriate temperature for the appropriate length of time and follows all food safety standards
* Completes daily temperature logs
* Must know methods of food preparation, cooking times, and portion sizes to ensure food is prepared in prescribed manner
* Evaluates food quality and preparedness by tasting
* Cuts, trims, bones, and carves meats and poultry for cooking
* Responsible for using correct portions when cutting, preparing, and serving items
* Cleans and sanitizes work areas, equipment, and utensils
* Additional Job Functions:
* Assists in other areas as needed
* Adheres to weekly/monthly cleaning schedules as posted by management
* Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the Aramark management team

What Does A Mexican Food Cook Do At Compass Group, North America

* Obtains daily production schedule and preparation requirements from Chef.
* Prepares sandwich meats, cheeses, condiments and salads using approved production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
* Stocks and replenishes deli/cold products and condiments following approved merchandising guidelines.
* Carries pans, kettles and trays of food to and from workstation, stove and refrigerator.
* Stores food in designated areas following HACCP standard wrapping, dating and rotation procedures.
* Cleans, sanitizes and maintains counters, work surfaces, refrigeration units and floors in the preparation and serving areas.
* Places meat, cheese or vegetables on cutting board and cuts slices to designated thickness.
* Positions and clamps meat or cheese on carriage of slicing machine.
* Adjusts knob to set machine for desired thickness.
* Presses button to start motor that moves carriage past rotary blade that slices meats and cheeses.
* Interacts with coworkers to ensure compliance with company service standards, inventory and cash control procedures.
* Maintains clean, safe work environment to comply with sanitation, ServSafe and safety requirements.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry
* Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.
* At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
* Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
* Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position.
* While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. /
* Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)./
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What Does A Mexican Food Cook Do At Bento Nouveau Ltd.

* Prepare sushi and other products including cooking rice, preparation of raw ingredients, sushi rolling, cutting, sorting and packaging.
* Ensure all operating standards including food safety are adhered and final products meet quality standards.
* Wash all pots, pans, inserts, utensils, etc and clean kitchen equipment when called upon and as per cleaning schedule.
* Maintain a favourable working relationship with all other teammates to foster and promote a working environment that maximizes morale, productivity and efficiency

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How To Become A Mexican Food Cook

Most cooks learn their skills through on-the-job training and work-related experience. Although no formal education is required, some restaurant cooks and private household cooks attend culinary schools. Others attend vocational or apprenticeship programs.


Vocational cooking schools, professional culinary institutes, and some colleges offer culinary programs for aspiring cooks. These programs generally last from a few months to 2 years and may offer courses in advanced cooking techniques, international cuisines, and various cooking styles. To enter these programs, candidates may be required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Depending on the type and length of the program, graduates generally qualify for entry-level positions as a restaurant cook.


Most cooks learn their skills through on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. Trainees generally first learn kitchen basics and workplace safety and then learn how to handle and cook food.

Some cooks learn through an apprenticeship program. Professional culinary institutes, industry associations, and trade unions may sponsor such programs for cooks. Typical apprenticeships last 1 year and combine technical training and work experience. Apprentices complete courses in food sanitation and safety, basic knife skills, and equipment operation. They also learn practical cooking skills under the supervision of an experienced chef.

The American Culinary Federation accredits more than 200 academic training programs and sponsors apprenticeships through these programs around the country. The basic qualifications for entering an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 17
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Pass substance abuse screening

Some hotels, a number of restaurants, and the Armed Forces have their own training programs.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many cooks learn their skills through work-related experience. They typically start as a kitchen helper or food preparation worker, learning basic cooking skills before they advance to assistant cook or line cook positions. Some learn by working under the guidance of a more experienced cook.


The American Culinary Federation certifies chefs, personal chefs, pastry chefs, and culinary administrators, among others. For cooks seeking advancement to higher level chef positions, certification can show accomplishment and lead to higher paying positions.

Advancement opportunities for cooks often depend on training, work experience, and the ability to prepare more complex dishes. Those who learn new cooking skills and who handle greater responsibility, such as supervising kitchen staff in the absence of a chef, often advance. Some cooks may train or supervise kitchen staff, and some may become head cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Important Qualities

Comprehension. Cooks need to understand orders and follow recipes to prepare dishes correctly.

Customer-service skills. Restaurant and short-order cooks must be able to interact effectively with customers and handle special requests.

Dexterity. Cooks should have excellent hand–eye coordination. For example, they need to use proper knife techniques for cutting, chopping, and dicing.

Physical stamina. Cooks spend a lot of time standing in one place, cooking food over hot stoves, and cleaning work areas.

Sense of taste and smell. Cooks must have a keen sense of taste and smell to prepare meals that customers enjoy.

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Mexican Food Cook Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Khmer

  • Samoan

  • French

  • Russian

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Real Mexican Food Cook Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chinese Food Cook Yan's China Bistro Walnut Creek, CA Oct 20, 2015 $49,130
Chinese Food Cook Yan's China Bistro Walnut Creek, CA Oct 29, 2015 $49,130
Cook, Japanese Food Jin's Dining U.S.A. Culver City, CA May 07, 2015 $47,528
Chinese Food Cook (Private Household, Liveout) Yeonok Lynn Kim Torrance, CA Aug 07, 2015 $46,342
Mexican Food Cook Marimba Cocina Mexicana I, Inc. Rockledge, FL Jun 19, 2015 $44,411
Mexican Food Cook Marimba Cocina Mexicana I, Inc. Rockledge, FL Feb 13, 2015 $44,411
Chinese Food Cook (Private Household, Liveout) Zhiqiang Yu Miami, FL Jul 02, 2015 $36,754
Chinese Food Cook (Private Household, Liveout) Thomas Lin (Private Household) West New York, NJ Jun 29, 2015 $36,650
Cook, Indian Food (Live Prodyot Sen Sharma Alpine, NJ Jul 20, 2015 $34,500
Cook, Mexican Cuisine Rodriguez & Sanchez Grocery & Deli, Inc. NY Feb 11, 2016 $34,352
Chinese Food Cook (Private Household, Liveout) Chun Lin Wei NY Aug 03, 2015 $34,050
Chinese Food Cook (Private Household, Liveout) JIAN Ping Hu (Private Household) NY Sep 23, 2015 $34,050
Chinese Food Cook (Private Household, Liveout) JIE Xiong NY Jul 28, 2015 $34,050
Chinese Food Cook Chu's Enterprises, LLC Portland, OR Sep 23, 2016 $28,112
Chinese Food Cook Yan's Chinese Restaurant, Inc. McMinnville, OR Jul 20, 2016 $27,997
Cook, Japanese Food Okidoki International, Inc. Tustin, CA Sep 30, 2015 $27,435
Cook, Japanese Food Full Moon Sushi Fountain Valley, CA Sep 17, 2015 $27,435
Cook, Japanese Food Hau'OLI Incorporated Tustin, CA Oct 27, 2015 $27,435
Chinese Food Cook Yen's Chinese Restaurant, Inc. Tigard, OR Sep 28, 2015 $27,144
Chinese Food Cook Li's Chiam, Inc. Portland, OR Jul 16, 2015 $27,144
Chinese Food Cook Asian Spice LLC DBA Asian Spice Restaurant Tucson, AZ Nov 17, 2016 $27,131
Cook-Chinese Style Food Hoong's Palace, Inc. DBA Hoong's Palace Englewood, CO Oct 14, 2015 $26,220
Cook-Chinese Style Food Cici's Cuisine, Inc. DBA Little Holly's Asian Cafe Highlands Ranch, CO Feb 11, 2015 $26,220
Cook, Chinese Style Food Sun Li Foods Incorporated DBA Shanghai Garden Centennial, CO Oct 29, 2015 $26,220
Cook-Chinese Style Food China Taipei Inc. Centennial, CO Feb 11, 2015 $26,220
Cook-Chinese Style Food Ken Chen, Inc. DBA Wokano Asian Bistro Denver, CO Feb 11, 2015 $26,220
Cook-Chinese Style Food Dong Ping, Inc. D/B/A/Hexing Garden Chinese Cafe Lakewood, CO Feb 12, 2015 $26,220
Cook-Chinese Style Food 99 Incorporated DBA Sun Wah Chinese Restaurant Denver, CO Nov 18, 2015 $26,220
Cook-Chinese Style Food Ruan Family Inc. DBA Bistro King Englewood, CO Apr 16, 2015 $26,220

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Top Skills for A Mexican Food Cook


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Top Mexican Food Cook Skills

  1. Kitchen Personnel
  2. Food Preparation Areas
  3. Specific Food Items
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Notified kitchen personnel of shortages and special orders.
  • Supervised and clean food preparation areas, such as equipment and wo nd experience.
  • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.
  • Cook, Food retail Clinton, CT Provided courteous and informative customer service in an open kitchen format.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.

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