Cooks - Emploi d'avenir

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Passionate about cooking? Prep, peel, chop, cook and plate all kinds of dishes from around the world for restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, healthcare institutions and more.

Average salary13$ / hour


Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions and other establishments. Cooks are also employed aboard ships and at construction and logging campsites. Apprentice cooks are included in this unit group.

Main tasks

  • Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods
  • Prepare and cook special meals for patients as instructed by dietitian or chef
  • Schedule and supervise kitchen helpers
  • Oversee kitchen operations
  • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment
  • May set up and oversee buffets
  • May clean kitchen and work area
  • May plan menus, determine size of food portions, estimate food requirements and costs, and monitor and order supplies
  • May hire and train kitchen staff.
    * Cooks may specialize in preparing and cooking ethnic cuisine or special dishes.



    Professional Cooking

    More information

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    This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

    • Bas-St-Laurent
    • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
    • Capitale-Nationale
    • Estrie
    • Outaouais
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
    • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
    • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
    • Lanaudière
    • Laurentides
    • Montérégie
    • Centre-du-Québec
    • Grande région de Québec
    • Grande région de Montréal

    This site presents a selection of the best job opportunities. At the national level and in all regions, the possibilities are numerous.
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