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COOK: There Are A Lot Of Restaurant Jobs Available

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Ashely, is a restaurant Cook; she shares what a typical day on the job looks like and how she got the position. She enjoys the customers she encounters and likes the fact that this job has given her the experience she needs to apply at a higher-end restaurant to work as a line cook.

Job Title: Cook
Employer: Phil's Sliders

Job Summary: Cooks, Restaurant

Job Description

Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods, such as soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Military, Home, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Likes working with hands, People skills, Strength/stamina, Teamwork

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='18970'>are</span> <span m='19160'>satisfied.</span> <span m='20130'>I've</span> <span m='20260'>worked</span> <span m='20540'>in</span> <span m='20620'>a</span> <span m='20730'>lot</span> <span m='21060'>of</span> <span m='21310'>food</span> <span m='21890'>industries</span> <span m='22380'>and</span> <span m='22460'>mostly</span> <span m='22755'>it</span> <span m='23050'>was</span> <span m='23250'>pizza</span> <span m='23620'>restaurants</span> <span m='24580'>and</span> <span m='25040'>I</span> <span m='25210'>kind</span> <span m='25420'>of</span> <span m='25480'>stumbled</span> <span m='25890'>across</span> <span m='26280'>this</span> <span m='26490'>job</span> <span m='26900'>because</span> <span m='26990'>I</span> <span m='27050'>go</span> <span m='27170'>to</span> <span m='27260'>school</span> <span m='27690'>at</span> <span m='27790'>Berkeley</span> <span m='28110'>City</span> <span m='28210'>College.</span> <span m='29310'>And</span> <span m='30330'>I</span> <span m='30360'>was</span> <span m='30520'>looking</span> <span m='30680'>for</span> <span m='30800'>a</span> <span m='30850'>second</span> <span m='31150'>job</span> <span m='31370'>because</span> <span m='31500'>I was</span> <span m='31690'>working</span> <span m='31850'>at</span> <span m='32009'>Jamba</span> <span m='32310'>Juice</span> <span m='32790'>and</span> <span m='32860'>I</span> <span m='32920'>came</span> <span m='33230'>in</span> <span m='33360'>here</span> <span m='34220'>and</span> <span m='34780'>gave them</span> <span m='35050'>my</span> <span m='35160'>resume</span> <span m='35570'>and</span> <span m='35690'>then</span> <span m='35830'>they</span> <span m='36330'>emailed</span> <span m='36670'>me</span> <span m='37120'>two</span> <span m='37270'>days</span> <span m='37570'>later,</span> <span m='38040'>had</span> <span m='38210'>an</span> <span m='38270'>interview</span> <span m='38910'>and</span> <span m='39080'>got the</span> <span m='39160'>job.</span> </p><p><span m='39620'>I</span> <span m='39720'>like</span> <span m='39950'>the</span> <span m='40030'>people</span> <span m='40500'>and</span> <span m='40640'>the</span> <span m='41410'>customers</span> <span m='42050'>and</span> <span m='42400'>the</span> <span m='42670'>things</span> <span m='42940'>you</span> <span m='43040'>see</span> <span m='43280'>out</span> <span m='43430'>here in</span> <span m='43650'>Berkeley.</span> <span m='44540'>Keeps</span> <span m='44790'>it</span> <span m='44880'>interesting.</span> <span m='46400'>I</span> <span m='46500'>would</span> <span m='46660'>say</span> <span m='46900'>maybe</span> <span m='47350'>the</span> <span m='47470'>most</span> <span m='47770'>challenging</span> <span m='48300'>thing</span> <span m='48620'>is</span> <span m='49050'>new</span> <span m='49770'>people</span> <span m='50460'>or</span> <span m='50640'>either</span> <span m='53320'>some</span> <span m='53900'>customers</span> <span m='54320'>are</span> <span m='54490'>a</span> <span m='54550'>little</span> <span m='54720'>difficult</span> <span m='55270'>and</span> <span m='55380'>maybe</span> <span m='56070'>people</span> <span m='56300'>don't</span> <span m='56430'>know</span> <span m='56520'>how</span> <span m='56660'>to</span> <span m='56730'>handle</span> <span m='57130'>them</span> <span m='58780'>and</span> <span m='58960'>their</span> <span m='59110'>moods</span> <span m='59460'>will</span> <span m='59600'>change</span> <span m='59990'>and</span> <span m='60330'>it</span> <span m='60410'>can</span> <span m='61380'>effect</span> <span m='61850'>all</span> <span m='62070'>the</span> <span m='62160'>moods</span> <span m='62495'>of</span> <span m='62830'>every</span> <span m='63070'>worker</span> <span m='64060'>at</span> <span m='64220'>the</span> <span m='64450'>current</span> <span m='64790'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='65290'>Needed</span> <span m='65590'>more</span> <span m='65780'>money</span> <span m='66450'>and</span> <span m='67570'>just</span> <span m='69350'>wanted</span> <span m='69600'>to</span> <span m='69700'>change</span> <span m='70820'>from</span> <span m='71240'>what</span> <span m='71390'>I</span> <span m='71450'>was</span> <span m='71640'>doing</span> <span m='71890'>before.</span> <span m='72230'>Yes,</span> <span m='72530'>it's still</span> <span m='72770'>the</span> <span m='72870'>food</span> <span m='73130'>industry</span> <span m='73570'>but</span> <span m='73710'>it's</span> <span m='73910'>a</span> <span m='73960'>different</span> <span m='74470'>type</span> <span m='75130'>of</span> <span m='75450'>food</span> <span m='75870'>industry</span> <span m='76100'>so</span> <span m='76740'>now</span> <span m='76920'>I</span> <span m='77020'>have</span> <span m='77200'>experience</span> <span m='78160'>for</span> <span m='78410'>this.</span> <span m='78770'>If</span> <span m='78880'>I</span> <span m='78990'>wanted</span> <span m='79250'>to</span> <span m='79330'>apply</span> <span m='79630'>at</span> <span m='80310'>a</span> <span m='80440'>nice</span> <span m='80730'>restaurant,</span> <span m='81220'>I</span> <span m='81280'>could</span> <span m='81450'>be</span> <span m='81620'>line cook</span> <span m='82120'>because</span> <span m='82530'>I</span> <span m='82850'>cook</span> <span m='83240'>on the</span> <span m='83510'>grill.</span> <span m='83810'>You'd</span> <span m='84030'>be</span> <span m='84090'>surprised,</span> <span m='84390'>there's</span> <span m='84560'>a</span> <span m='84640'>lot</span> <span m='85370'>of</span> <span m='85690'>cook</span> <span m='85960'>positions</span> <span m='86480'>and</span> <span m='87440'>a</span> <span m='87540'>lot</span> <span m='87760'>of</span> <span m='87810'>restaurant</span> <span m='88080'>jobs</span> <span m='88680'>so</span> <span m='88920'>it's</span> <span m='89620'>pretty</span> <span m='89890'>easy.</span> <span m='90990'>They</span> <span m='91260'>also</span> <span m='91520'>take</span> <span m='91720'>people</span> <span 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<span m='104010'>a</span> <span m='104060'>week.</span> <span m='104340'>I'm</span> <span m='104500'>full</span> <span m='104820'>time.</span> <span m='105650'>And</span> <span m='106670'>I</span> <span m='107090'>go</span> <span m='107210'>to</span> <span m='107290'>school</span> <span m='107860'>so</span> <span m='108170'>when</span> <span m='108320'>I</span> <span m='108390'>get</span> <span m='108540'>home</span> <span m='109050'>I</span> <span m='109360'>have to</span> <span m='109660'>work</span> <span m='109870'>on</span> <span m='109960'>my</span> <span m='110070'>school</span> <span m='110430'>work</span> <span m='111940'>or do</span> <span m='112040'>work</span> <span m='112290'>at</span> <span m='112410'>the</span> <span m='112480'>house.</span> <span m='113000'>So</span> <span m='113730'>pretty</span> <span m='113790'>much</span> <span m='113970'>working,</span> <span m='114440'>working,</span> <span m='114780'>working</span> <span m='115090'>all</span> <span 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