Cook 1: A description for the cook 1 job

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Cook 1: Cook, restaurant Prepares, seasons, and cooks soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments: Reads menu to estimate food requirements and orders food from supplier or procures food from storage. Adjusts thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, and steam kettles. Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe, using variety of kitchen utensils and equipment, for example blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, and tenderizers, to prepare soups, salads, gravies, desserts, sauces, and casseroles. Bakes, roasts, broils, and steams meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods. Adds seasoning to foods during mixing or cooking, according to personal judgment and experience. Observes and tests foods being cooked by tasting, smelling, and piercing with fork to determine that it is cooked. Carves meats, portions food on serving plates, adds gravies and sauces, and garnishes servings to fill orders. May also supervise other cooks and kitchen employees. May also wash, peel, cut, and shred vegetables and fruits to prepare them for use. May also butcher chickens, fish, and shellfish. May also cut, trim, and bone meat prior to cooking. May also bake bread, rolls, cakes, and pastry [BAKER (restaurant industry) 313.381-010]. May also price items on menu. May also be designated according to meal cooked or shift worked as Cook, Dinner (restaurant industry), Cook, Morning (restaurant industry), or according to food item prepared as Cook, Roast (restaurant industry), or according to method of cooking as Cook, Broiler (restaurant industry). May also substitute for and relieve or assist other cooks during emergencies or rush periods and be designated Cook, Relief (restaurant industry). May also prepare and cook meals for institutionalized patients requiring special diets and be designated Food-Service Worker (restaurant industry). May also be designated: Cook, Dessert (restaurant industry), Cook, Fry (restaurant industry), Cook, Night (restaurant industry), Cook, Sauce (restaurant industry), Cook, Soup (restaurant industry), Cook, Special Diet (restaurant industry), Cook, Vegetable (restaurant industry). May also oversee work of patients assigned to kitchen for work therapy purposes when working in psychiatric hospital.

Job industry: restaurant industry

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