1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4513-11 Cook

Prepares, seasons and cooks food in catering and dining establishments.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examines food to ensure quality
  • regulates temperatures of ovens, grills and other cooking equipment
  • prepares and cooks food
  • seasons food during cooking
  • portions food, places it in dishes, adds gravies or sauces, and garnishes
  • stores food in temperature controlled facilities
  • may plan menus and estimate food requirements
  • may prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • may train other kitchen staff and apprentices

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