Job description Cook in the Centre-du-Québec Region

Find out what work is like for a cook in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Cooks (NOC 6322).



Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions and other establishments. They are also employed aboard ships and at construction and logging campsites.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods
  • Prepare and cook special meals for patients as instructed by dietitian or chef
  • Schedule and supervise kitchen helpers
  • Oversee kitchen operations
  • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment
  • May set up and oversee buffets
  • May clean kitchen and work area
  • May plan menus, determine size of food portions, estimate food requirements and costs, and monitor and order supplies
  • May hire and train kitchen staff.
  • Cooks may specialize in preparing and cooking ethnic cuisine or special dishes.

Job titles

  • apprentice cook
  • journeyman/woman cook
  • licensed cook
  • cook
  • institutional cook
  • hospital cook
  • short order cook
  • dietary cook
  • grill cook
  • first cook
  • second cook
  • line cook

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