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COOK: You Appreciate The Seasons Because Each One Brings New Ingredients

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Joel, a Cook at a Japanese restaurant, shares what he does in the kitchen, what his next step up is going to be and what's he learned in this line of work. For Joel it's very satisfying to take the skills he's learned on the job and in school and share them with his family.

Job Title: Cook

Job Summary: Cooks, Restaurant

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

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Short-term on-the-job training

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$15,000 - $35,000
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5 to 10 percent
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Full-time
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Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military, Home
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Teamwork, Strength/stamina, People skills, Likes working with hands

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High school degree
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<span m='11700'>would</span> <span m='11850'>be</span> <span m='12590'>you</span> <span m='12740'>get</span> <span m='12920'>paid</span> <span m='13210'>to</span> <span m='13370'>eat.</span> <span m='14770'>You</span> <span m='14890'>get</span> <span m='15070'>paid</span> <span m='15310'>to</span> <span m='15380'>make</span> <span m='15560'>people</span> <span m='15870'>smile.</span> <span m='16680'>You</span> <span m='16810'>get</span> <span m='16990'>paid</span> <span m='17300'>to</span> <span m='19510'>work</span> <span m='19890'>in</span> <span m='20030'>an</span> <span m='20100'>amazing</span> <span m='20500'>environment</span> <span m='21130'>that's</span> <span m='21420'>dynamic,</span> <span m='21980'>and</span> <span m='22070'>it's</span> <span m='22470'>a</span> <span m='22560'>team</span> <span m='22900'>environment.</span> </p><p><span m='23560'>The</span> <span m='23810'>restaurant</span> <span m='24260'>is</span> <span m='24410'>open</span> <span m='24650'>at</span> <span m='24780'>night.</span> <span m='25400'>I</span> <span m='25590'>get</span> <span m='25850'>there</span> <span m='26010'>about</span> <span m='26290'>3:30.</span> <span m='27370'>And</span> <span m='28370'>my</span> <span m='28560'>station</span> <span m='29100'>rotates.</span> <span m='29640'>There's</span> <span m='29860'>five</span> <span m='30100'>stations</span> <span m='30590'>in</span> <span m='30700'>our</span> <span m='30820'>kitchen.</span> <span m='31670'>The</span> <span m='31870'>next</span> <span m='32220'>step</span> <span m='32549'>for</span> <span m='32680'>me</span> <span m='33520'>is</span> <span m='33830'>to</span> <span m='34500'>work</span> <span m='34930'>up</span> <span m='35130'>to</span> <span m='35270'>sous-chef.</span> </p><p><span m='35930'>And</span> <span m='36350'>the</span> <span m='36440'>only</span> <span m='36670'>way</span> <span m='36850'>to</span> <span m='36930'>work</span> <span m='37130'>up</span> <span m='37440'>to</span> <span m='37570'>sous-chef</span> <span m='37880'>is</span> <span m='38020'>to</span> <span m='38160'>learn--</span> <span m='39230'>I</span> <span m='39350'>work</span> <span m='39680'>line</span> <span m='40120'>at</span> <span m='40420'>night.</span> <span m='40850'>But</span> <span m='41060'>to</span> <span m='41140'>come</span> <span m='41370'>and</span> <span m='41490'>in</span> <span m='41570'>the</span> <span m='41650'>mornings</span> <span m='42190'>and</span> <span m='42300'>learn</span> <span m='42650'>prep,</span> <span m='43470'>that</span> <span m='43660'>way</span> <span m='43810'>I</span> <span m='43830'>know</span> <span m='43990'>how</span> <span m='44520'>everything</span> <span m='45380'>is</span> <span m='45540'>prepared.</span> <span m='46820'>I</span> <span m='46900'>didn't</span> <span m='47100'>know</span> <span m='47240'>how</span> <span m='47400'>rewarding</span> <span m='47910'>it</span> <span m='48030'>was</span> <span m='48240'>going to be.</span> </p><p><span m='50990'>Really</span> <span m='51800'>satisfying</span> <span m='52500'>to</span> <span m='53290'>learn</span> <span m='53550'>these</span> <span m='53690'>skills</span> <span m='54190'>at</span> <span m='54360'>these</span> <span m='54560'>restaurants</span> <span m='55300'>and</span> <span m='55930'>through</span> <span m='56160'>school,</span> <span m='56760'>and</span> <span m='56900'>then</span> <span m='57070'>be</span> <span m='57240'>able</span> <span m='57430'>to</span> <span m='57800'>give</span> <span m='58420'>that</span> <span m='58660'>back</span> <span m='58910'>to</span> <span m='59270'>my</span> <span m='59400'>family</span> <span m='60500'>at</span> <span m='60770'>Thanksgiving</span> <span m='61250'>dinners.</span> <span m='61870'>Or</span> <span m='62890'>every</span> <span m='63100'>time</span> <span m='63310'>I</span> <span m='63360'>go</span> <span m='63500'>see</span> <span m='63760'>them,</span> <span m='64140'>they</span> <span m='64280'>always</span> <span m='64470'>ask</span> <span m='64640'>me</span> <span m='64810'>can you cook</span> <span m='65213'>for me?</span> <span m='65616'>Can you cook for me?</span> <span m='66780'>Can</span> <span m='67010'>you</span> <span m='67110'>make</span> <span m='67300'>me</span> <span m='67400'>hot</span> <span m='67650'>sauce?</span> </p><p><span m='68170'>Because</span> <span m='68440'>I</span> <span m='68500'>make</span> <span m='68730'>hot</span> <span m='68930'>sauces.</span> <span m='69730'>Me and</span> <span m='69960'>my</span> <span m='70070'>brother are</span> <span m='70560'>actually</span> <span m='70910'>starting</span> <span m='71340'>a</span> <span m='71990'>small</span> <span m='72350'>business</span> <span m='73320'>where</span> <span m='73700'>I</span> <span m='73820'>do</span> <span m='73960'>hot</span> <span m='74180'>sauces,</span> <span m='74580'>pickles,</span> <span m='75380'>fermentation,</span> <span m='76730'>and</span> <span m='77300'>savory</span> <span m='77610'>jams.</span> <span m='78300'>So</span> <span m='78470'>I</span> <span m='78560'>do</span> <span m='78720'>like</span> <span m='78900'>this</span> <span m='79520'>really</span> <span m='79840'>amazing</span> <span m='80330'>tomato</span> <span m='80710'>bacon</span> <span m='81110'>jam,</span> <span m='81840'>a green</span> <span m='82140'>tomato</span> <span m='82500'>relish.</span> </p><p><span m='83540'>I</span> <span m='83840'>do</span> <span m='84030'>a</span> <span m='84110'>jalapeno</span> <span m='84670'>hot</span> <span m='84900'>sauce.</span> <span m='85320'>It's</span> <span m='85490'>really</span> <span m='85750'>bright.</span> <span m='86230'>It's got</span> <span m='86900'>oak</span> <span m='87030'>aged</span> <span m='87320'>champagne</span> <span m='87770'>vinegar,</span> <span m='89060'>Meyer</span> <span m='89290'>lemon</span> <span m='89740'>zest,</span> <span m='90380'>it's</span> <span m='90550'>just</span> <span m='91290'>awesome.</span> <span m='92350'>You</span> <span m='92590'>just</span> <span m='92780'>appreciate</span> <span m='94370'>the</span> <span m='94480'>little</span> <span m='94720'>things,</span> <span m='95720'>like</span> <span m='95960'>a</span> <span m='96050'>really</span> <span m='96360'>good</span> <span m='96560'>tomato,</span> <span m='97570'>or</span> <span m='97750'>like</span> <span m='98220'>a</span> <span m='98330'>really</span> <span m='98620'>good--</span> <span m='98820'>you</span> <span m='99020'>know</span> <span m='99220'>like,</span> <span m='100160'>you</span> <span m='100440'>appreciate</span> <span m='100970'>the</span> <span m='101050'>seasons</span> <span m='101550'>as</span> <span m='101670'>well,</span> <span m='101880'>too.</span> </p><p><span m='102160'>Because</span> <span m='102630'>each</span> <span m='103130'>season</span> <span m='103620'>brings</span> <span m='103950'>you</span> <span m='104000'>new</span> <span m='104240'>ingredients.</span> <span m='105320'>So,</span> <span m='106190'>it's</span> <span m='106310'>like</span> <span m='106450'>I</span> <span m='106490'>can't</span> <span m='106770'>wait</span> <span m='107020'>for</span> <span m='107120'>good</span> <span m='107290'>asparagus.</span> <span m='108100'>Or</span> <span m='108340'>I</span> <span m='108370'>can't</span> <span m='108660'>wait</span> <span m='108940'>for</span> <span m='110020'>good</span> <span m='110230'>butternut</span> <span m='110610'>squash,</span> <span m='110980'>or</span> <span m='111090'>spaghetti</span> <span m='111430'>squash.</span> <span m='113070'>And</span> <span m='113360'>right</span> <span m='113560'>now</span> <span m='113860'>I'm craving</span> <span m='114180'>tomatoes.</span> </p><p><span m='114500'>It's</span> <span m='114820'>like,</span> <span m='115200'>tomatoes</span> <span m='115650'>aren't</span> <span m='115940'>going</span> <span m='116040'>to</span> <span m='116090'>be</span> <span m='117100'>good</span> <span m='117950'>until</span> <span m='118200'>the</span> <span m='118290'>summer</span> <span m='119190'>when</span> <span m='119330'>they're</span> <span m='119410'>nice</span> <span m='119770'>and</span> <span m='119870'>sweet</span> <span m='120260'>and</span> <span m='120360'>you</span> <span m='120450'>get</span> <span m='120640'>all</span> <span m='120860'>the</span> <span m='120940'>heirloom</span> <span m='121300'>varieties.</span> <span m='122250'>So</span> <span m='122640'>it's</span> <span m='122830'>fun</span> <span m='123030'>to</span> <span m='123510'>anticipate</span> <span m='124170'>that.</span> <span m='124460'>And then when</span> <span m='124710'>you</span> <span m='124790'>get</span> <span m='124990'>it,</span> <span m='125260'>do</span> <span m='125410'>new</span> <span m='125560'>things</span> <span m='125920'>every</span> <span m='126120'>season.</span> <span m='127900'>Prepare it</span> <span m='128110'>in</span> <span m='128240'>a</span> <span m='128289'>different</span> <span 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