The cook prepares and cooks the food. He or she can perform the same functions as the dishwashers. Kitchen helpers are included in this work group.
Partial high school education may be required. A certain amount of manual dexterity and physical endurance are required as are the ability to work as part of a team and maintain the pace of production. Attention to detail and quick understanding are required.
The schedule varies according to the position, and may include days, nights and weekends. Frequently works weekends and statutory holidays. May occasionally work nights. Possibility of overtime. The schedule may contain split shifts. Work is rather intense at mealtimes.