Frequently asked questions
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a prep cook?
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Is a prep cook considered an in-demand profession?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for prep cooks or food preparation workers is expected to grow by 8% between 2018 and 2028.
What other positions are similar to a prep cook?
Positions similar to a prep cook are:
- Short order cooks which work in fast-food restaurants, cafes and diners and make foods that require fewer culinary skills to prepare, like sandwiches. fries and burgers.
- Line cooks which work at a single workstation in restaurants and are divided according to types of foods prepared.