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COOK, IN-DEPTH: Shoot For The Stars

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Joel is a Cook; he shares what he likes most about his job, its challenges, his key decision, how hard it is to get work in this field and his work-life balance. Working is the key to getting better as a cook and at the beginning you're going to be working a lot.

Job Title: Cook

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

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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
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Teamwork, Strength/stamina, People skills, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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<span m='15610'>is</span> <span m='16720'>if</span> <span m='16930'>you're</span> <span m='17090'>making</span> <span m='17470'>50</span> <span m='17870'>gallons</span> <span m='18823'>of</span> <span m='19510'>tonkotsu</span> <span m='19860'>broth</span> <span m='20240'>that</span> <span m='20670'>has</span> <span m='20890'>90</span> <span m='21220'>pounds</span> <span m='21500'>of</span> <span m='21570'>bones</span> <span m='22330'>and</span> <span m='22460'>it</span> <span m='22590'>takes</span> <span m='22920'>12</span> <span m='23220'>hours</span> <span m='23520'>to</span> <span m='23650'>make</span> <span m='24010'>and</span> <span m='24260'>you</span> <span m='24430'>put</span> <span m='24620'>the</span> <span m='24700'>wrong</span> <span m='24940'>ingredient</span> <span m='25460'>in,</span> <span m='26050'>your</span> <span m='26160'>boss</span> <span m='26540'>is</span> <span m='26650'>going</span> <span m='26750'>to</span> <span m='26790'>be</span> <span m='26960'>really,</span> <span m='27580'>really</span> <span m='27680'>mad</span> <span m='27950'>at</span> <span m='28350'>you.</span> <span m='29460'>Yeah,</span> <span m='29950'>so</span> <span m='30930'>don't</span> <span m='31150'>make</span> <span m='31570'>little</span> <span m='31860'>mistakes.</span> <span m='32500'>Be</span> <span m='32619'>very</span> <span m='32900'>clear.</span> <span m='33890'>Have</span> <span m='34140'>great</span> <span m='34420'>communication.</span> <span m='35180'>Communication is</span> <span m='35860'>the</span> <span m='35940'>hardest</span> <span m='36810'>part</span> <span m='37220'>about</span> <span m='38010'>any</span> <span m='38220'>job.</span> <span m='39480'>it's</span> <span m='39680'>not</span> <span m='39930'>how</span> <span m='40140'>much</span> <span m='40430'>you</span> <span m='40530'>know,</span> <span m='40840'>it's</span> <span m='40960'>how</span> <span m='41120'>well</span> <span m='41310'>you</span> <span m='41430'>communicate</span> <span m='42030'>with</span> <span m='42150'>those</span> <span m='42350'>people</span> <span m='42910'>to</span> <span m='43040'>learn</span> <span m='43340'>more</span> <span m='44150'>and</span> <span m='44760'>grow</span> <span m='45000'>more</span> <span m='45250'>with</span> <span m='45410'>that</span> <span m='45610'>company.</span> </p><p><span m='46730'>Key</span> <span m='46980'>decision</span> <span m='47600'>I</span> <span m='47730'>made</span> <span m='48250'>was</span> <span m='48920'>when</span> <span m='49180'>I</span> <span m='49240'>first</span> <span m='49570'>started</span> <span m='49900'>cooking</span> <span m='51740'>my</span> <span m='51910'>dad</span> <span m='52340'>told</span> <span m='52650'>me</span> <span m='53400'>that</span> <span m='53770'>if</span> <span m='53920'>you're</span> <span m='54030'>going</span> <span m='54170'>to</span> <span m='54250'>work</span> <span m='55410'>in</span> <span m='56180'>any</span> <span m='56760'>type</span> <span m='57000'>of</span> <span m='57100'>career,</span> <span m='58210'>find</span> <span m='58520'>the</span> <span m='58590'>best</span> <span m='59490'>person,</span> <span m='60140'>find</span> <span m='60390'>the</span> <span m='60460'>best</span> <span m='60920'>restaurant,</span> <span m='62070'>find,</span> <span m='62490'>whatever</span> <span m='63220'>it</span> <span m='63280'>is,</span> <span m='63550'>find</span> <span m='63770'>the</span> <span m='63850'>best</span> <span m='64239'>people.</span> <span m='65030'>And</span> <span m='65340'>even</span> <span m='65610'>if</span> <span m='65710'>you</span> <span m='65840'>don't</span> <span m='66070'>have</span> <span m='66300'>enough</span> <span m='66540'>experience,</span> <span m='67780'>apply.</span> <span m='68860'>Show</span> <span m='69200'>up,</span> <span m='69810'>look</span> <span m='69930'>professional,</span> <span m='71360'>look</span> <span m='71600'>overly</span> <span m='72050'>professional,</span> <span m='73350'>take</span> <span m='73640'>notes,</span> <span m='74690'>apply.</span> <span m='75105'>Because</span> <span m='75520'>they're</span> <span m='75830'>more</span> <span m='76110'>likely</span> <span m='76510'>to</span> <span m='76590'>hire</span> <span m='76960'>somebody</span> <span m='77840'>that</span> <span m='78860'>is</span> <span m='79610'>willing</span> <span m='80460'>to</span> <span m='81210'>give</span> <span m='81590'>everything</span> <span m='82180'>that</span> <span m='82320'>they've</span> <span m='82540'>got</span> <span m='82830'>to</span> <span m='82960'>learn</span> <span m='83720'>than</span> <span m='83870'>hire</span> <span m='84150'>somebody</span> <span m='84590'>that</span> <span m='84750'>has</span> <span m='84930'>a</span> <span m='84980'>lot</span> <span m='85190'>of</span> <span m='85250'>experience</span> <span m='85800'>and</span> <span m='85920'>is</span> <span m='86060'>just</span> <span m='86230'>there</span> <span m='86400'>for</span> <span m='86580'>a</span> <span m='86640'>job.</span> <span m='88340'>They're</span> <span m='88520'>just</span> <span m='88690'>there</span> <span m='88850'>for</span> <span m='88990'>a</span> <span m='89040'>paycheck.</span> </p><p><span m='89680'>Be</span> <span m='89840'>the</span> <span m='89940'>person</span> <span m='90270'>that,</span> <span m='91290'>I'll</span> <span m='91420'>do</span> <span m='91590'>anything</span> <span m='92270'>to</span> <span m='92690'>work</span> <span m='92940'>here.</span> <span m='93180'>So</span> <span m='93350'>that</span> <span m='93570'>was</span> <span m='93780'>the</span> <span m='94050'>key</span> <span m='94280'>decision</span> <span m='94700'>I</span> <span m='94770'>made</span> <span m='95100'>at</span> <span m='95150'>18</span> <span m='96390'>was</span> <span m='96720'>I</span> <span m='96830'>applied</span> <span m='97200'>to</span> <span m='97520'>the</span> <span m='97720'>best</span> <span m='98060'>restaurant</span> <span m='99520'>in</span> <span m='100640'>upstate</span> <span m='101070'>New</span> <span m='101140'>York,</span> <span m='101520'>and</span> <span m='102080'>learned</span> <span m='102300'>how</span> <span m='102430'>to</span> <span m='102570'>do</span> <span m='103370'>Italian</span> <span m='103820'>pizzas</span> <span m='104350'>and</span> <span m='105200'>Italian</span> <span m='105630'>food</span> <span m='105910'>really</span> <span m='106170'>well.</span> <span m='107080'>And</span> <span m='107210'>then</span> <span m='107340'>I</span> <span m='107410'>just</span> <span m='107640'>kept</span> <span m='107890'>that</span> <span m='108120'>going</span> <span m='108810'>everywhere</span> <span m='109260'>I</span> <span m='109670'>went.</span> <span m='109860'>I went to</span> <span m='110200'>San Francisco</span> <span m='111140'>and</span> <span m='111330'>did it</span> <span m='111460'>there.</span> <span m='111650'>I</span> <span m='111700'>just</span> <span m='111890'>applied</span> <span m='112150'>to</span> <span m='112240'>the</span> <span m='112340'>best</span> <span m='112640'>places,</span> <span m='113260'>and</span> <span m='113610'>even</span> <span m='113840'>if</span> <span m='113970'>I</span> <span m='114060'>don't</span> <span m='114340'>get</span> <span m='114500'>in,</span> <span m='115480'>at</span> <span m='115550'>least</span> <span m='115790'>I</span> <span m='115840'>tried.</span> <span m='116870'>And</span> <span m='117010'>most</span> <span m='117220'>the</span> <span m='117280'>time,</span> <span m='117480'>I</span> <span m='117550'>got</span> <span m='117740'>in</span> <span m='118610'>so</span> <span m='119330'>it</span> <span m='119470'>all</span> <span m='119610'>worked</span> <span m='119890'>out.</span> <span m='121370'>Shoot</span> <span m='121640'>for</span> <span m='121910'>the</span> <span m='122000'>stars.</span> <span m='123430'>It'll</span> <span m='123630'>happen,</span> <span m='124200'>it'll</span> <span m='124520'>definitely</span> <span m='124880'>happen.</span> </p><p><span m='125820'>There are</span> <span m='126130'>so</span> <span m='126370'>many</span> <span m='126590'>new</span> <span m='126790'>restaurants</span> <span m='127310'>opening</span> <span m='127660'>up</span> <span m='127800'>all</span> <span m='127940'>the</span> <span m='128030'>time.</span> <span m='128580'>Like,</span> <span m='128910'>with</span> <span m='129080'>everything,</span> <span m='129800'>you</span> <span m='129910'>get</span> <span m='130120'>out</span> <span m='130259'>what</span> <span m='130419'>you</span> <span m='130539'>put</span> <span m='130770'>in.</span> <span m='131220'>So</span> <span m='131430'>if</span> <span m='131540'>you</span> <span m='131640'>go</span> <span m='131850'>to</span> <span m='131940'>school</span> <span m='132430'>and</span> <span m='132650'>put</span> <span m='132810'>in</span> <span m='132970'>120%</span> <span m='134030'>effort,</span> <span m='134440'>and</span> <span m='134560'>you</span> <span m='135270'>go</span> <span m='135480'>in</span> <span m='135580'>early</span> <span m='136010'>and you stay</span> <span m='136300'>late,</span> <span m='137590'>you're</span> <span m='137810'>more</span> <span m='137980'>likely</span> <span m='138320'>to</span> <span m='138390'>get</span> <span m='138560'>hired.</span> <span m='139180'>It's</span> <span m='139430'>hard</span> <span m='139640'>to</span> <span m='139680'>get</span> <span m='139850'>work</span> <span m='140610'>in</span> <span m='140810'>any</span> <span m='141060'>field,</span> <span m='141500'>but</span> <span m='141880'>if</span> <span m='141980'>you're</span> <span m='142090'>extremely</span> <span m='142520'>passionate</span> <span m='143130'>it's</span> <span m='143290'>easy</span> <span m='143560'>to</span> <span m='143620'>get</span> <span m='143780'>jobs</span> <span m='144080'>everywhere.</span> <span m='145400'>It's</span> <span m='145790'>easy</span> <span m='146150'>because</span> <span m='146380'>people</span> <span m='146660'>want</span> <span m='146900'>you.</span> </p><p><span m='148080'>In</span> <span m='148270'>the</span> <span m='148360'>beginning</span> <span m='148890'>of</span> <span m='148990'>this</span> <span m='149140'>career,</span> <span m='149790'>you</span> <span m='150120'>will</span> <span m='150360'>have</span> <span m='150700'>to</span> <span m='150840'>work,</span> <span m='151692'>work,</span> <span m='152118'>work.</span> <span m='153400'>That</span> <span m='153660'>is</span> <span m='153850'>the</span> <span m='154000'>key</span> <span m='154930'>to</span> <span m='155050'>getting</span> <span m='155370'>better</span> <span m='156090'>is</span> <span m='156900'>put</span> <span m='157060'>in</span> <span m='157170'>the</span> <span m='157270'>work.</span> <span m='158000'>You're</span> <span m='158780'>going</span> <span m='158890'>to</span> <span m='158950'>be</span> <span m='159320'>young</span> <span m='159720'>when</span> <span m='159850'>you</span> <span m='159970'>start.</span> <span m='161300'>You</span> <span m='161420'>have</span> <span m='161570'>nothing</span> <span m='162020'>else</span> <span m='162730'>as</span> <span m='162950'>a</span> <span m='163010'>priority.</span> <span m='163850'>Work.</span> <span m='164880'>Take</span> <span m='165060'>care</span> <span m='165230'>of</span> <span m='165290'>yourself,</span> <span m='165700'>but</span> <span m='165970'>work</span> <span m='167180'>as</span> <span m='167320'>much</span> <span m='167550'>as</span> <span m='167640'>you</span> <span m='167770'>can.</span> </p><p><span m='168150'>Try and</span> <span m='168490'>learn</span> <span m='168820'>everything</span> <span m='169200'>you</span> <span m='169340'>can.</span> <span m='170640'>And</span> <span m='170760'>you're</span> <span m='170860'>going</span> <span m='170970'>to</span> <span m='171020'>get</span> <span m='171170'>really</span> <span m='171360'>good,</span> <span m='171700'>and</span> <span m='171820'>then--</span> <span m='173060'>I'm</span> <span m='173250'>25</span> <span m='173820'>now,</span> <span m='174090'>so</span> <span m='174270'>I</span> <span m='174680'>finally</span> <span m='175010'>am</span> <span m='175170'>getting</span> <span m='175430'>a</span> <span m='175490'>little</span> <span m='175680'>bit</span> <span m='176140'>of</span> <span m='176675'>a</span> <span m='177090'>break.</span> <span m='177920'>I've</span> <span m='178190'>got</span> <span m='178410'>the</span> <span m='178510'>experience,</span> <span m='179200'>but</span> <span m='180630'>I'm</span> <span m='180790'>launching</span> <span m='181070'>my</span> <span m='181150'>own</span> <span m='181290'>company</span> <span m='181620'>on</span> <span m='181700'>the</span> <span m='181770'>side</span> <span m='182190'>so</span> <span m='182660'>I</span> <span m='182760'>work</span> <span m='183390'>a</span> <span m='183460'>lot.</span> <span m='184630'>Work</span> <span m='184870'>is</span> <span m='185040'>the</span> <span m='185160'>key</span> <span m='185420'>to</span> <span m='185550'>success.</span> <span m='186530'>Nothing</span> <span m='186890'>comes</span> <span m='187160'>easy.</span> </p>","file":{"id":345889,"video_id":"3127135734001","name":"1862-Joel-Cook2 In-depth","duration":188825,"thumbnail_url":null}});