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Cooks, Short Order

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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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 23220/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 11.16/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 9,520
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,210

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Cooperation
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Attention to Detail
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

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

    Technology

    • Point of sale POS software
    • Inventory management software
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