Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Cook

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a cook?

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Do you need any specific certifications to become a cook?

While it is not mandatory to get a certification to be a cook but obtaining ServSafe Food Handler certificate is recommended if you wish to work in a restaurant.

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What is the difference between a cook and a chef?

A cook is someone who may or may not have a degree, is delegated to more menial tasks such as chopping produce and usually follows a recipe given to them, rather than having the authority to create their own. On the other hand, a chef is someone who has obtained a two-or four-year degree in culinary arts, has worked extensively under another chef and has a supervisory position in the kitchen.

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What soft skills do cooks need to possess?

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In what instances would a cook demonstrate their multi-tasking capability?

Do you have to go to school to be a cook?

Do cooks get paid hourly or monthly?

How do you get a job as a cook with no experience?

What are the duties of a cook?

Is being a cook stressful?