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Cook
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand  

Prepares, seasons and cooks food in a dining or catering establishment.


Tasks Include:


  • examining foodstuffs to ensure quality
  • regulating temperatures of ovens, grills and other cooking equipment
  • preparing and cooking food
  • seasoning food during cooking
  • portioning food, placing it on plates, and adding gravies, sauces and garnishes
  • storing food in temperature controlled facilities
  • preparing food to meet special dietary requirements
  • may plan menus and estimate food requirements
Job prospects for Cooks in Victoria

Occupation in the Cooks group include Cook

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 8,400 Cooks in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$925.60

Hourly earnings
$23.20

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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