Cooks, Fast Food:

Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $19,030.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 7,968
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Resource Allocation
Professionalism
Following Directions
Decision-making
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Integrity
Leadership
Problem-solving
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare specialty foods
Bake breads, rolls, or other baked goods
Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Cook food for customers or patients
Perform short order cooking
Operate food preparation equipment
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Perform food preparation duties
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Prepare food products by hand through shaping, kneading, or rolling
Clean fish, animal, or meat carcasses
Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies
Operate food decorating equipment


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Safety Training
ServSafe
Report Maintenance
Customer Complaint Resolution
Cost Control
Food Service Industry Knowledge
Equipment Cleaning
Restaurant Experience
Food Safety and Quality



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