Want to become a cook?

Are you thinking of becoming a cook? Find out if cook is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does a cook do? What personality traits do cooks have? Will robots replace cooks? How much does a cook earn and is it a job in high demand?

Want to know what personality traits you have and if the job of cook fits your personality? Take the free career aptitude test.


What does a cook do?

The role of a cook in a restaurant is to prepare, season and cook dishes such as soups, meat, vegetables or desserts. You can also help develop the menu. You clean the kitchen and inspect the ingredients that are brought in. There are different kinds of cooks, both in terms of level and type of business. As a cook, you can work in a small kitchen with a limited menu. You can also work as a caterer where you will be preparing large quantities of food. But as a cook, you can also work at a restaurant or other establishment. As a starting cook or a cook who supervises other cooks. A chef or sous-chef are part of the better and/or professional kitchen, and they manage the kitchen staff and also determine the menu.


What personality traits do cooks have?

There are two characteristics many cooks have in common. Cooks are full of initiative (score highly in the ENTERPRISING category) and prefer manual labour (score highly in the REALISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of cook would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as cooks? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace cooks?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are cooks? The chances of robotisation of a cook’s activities amount to 63%. This means that there is an AVERAGE CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by cooks will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Cook Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as a cook? How much does a cook earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for cooks in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

Want to find more jobs as a cook in other countries?

Go to Jooble for jobs as cook all over the world.

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