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. That's because new ones will replace those who leave the job every year.

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

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a prep cook, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry, and experience.

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What other positions are similar to a prep cook?

The positions similar to a prep cook are:

Short Order Cook: This cook works in fast food restaurants, cafes and diners and make foods that don't need much culinary skills to prepare, like sandwiches. fries, burgers, eggs and others. Short order cooks are flexible and work in various food and serving stations in their place of work.

Line Cooks: Line cooks work at a single station in restaurants. Their culinary workstations are divided according to types of foods prepared. Line cooks also ensure the food and produce supplied is fresh before it is cooked.

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