Cook - Queensland Industry Tourism Council


Cooks prepare, season, and cook food in dining and catering establishments. They frequently work with other cooks and kitchen hands and are sometimes supervised by a chef. The recipes followed by cooks are simple and quick to enable preparation of many dishes for multiple customers at the same time.


  • Examine food and ingredients to ensure quality
  • Regulate temperature of ovens, grills and other cooking equipment
  • Prepare, season, and cook food
  • Apportion food onto plates; add sauces and garnishes
  • Store food in temperature-controlled facilities
  • Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • Plan menus and estimate food requirements
  • May train other kitchen staff and apprentices

Future demand

Future demand - stable

How to become a Cook