So, you think you might want to be a Cook?

See if you have the right ingredients to be a Cook in BC’s growing tourism industry. Watch a day in the life of a Cook and discover the skills you need for this trade.

Job Description

Cooks prepare, cook and present meals and specialty foods. They may also be responsible for overseeing staff, planning menus or managing kitchen activity. Some Cooks work under the direction of dietitians or chefs. Cooks are employed BC’s Service Sector by restaurants, hotels and resorts, hospitals, cruise ships, educational institutions, catering companies and a wide range of other establishments.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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Salary & Job Information
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For more information on how much Cooks make, the expected number of future job openings, where the jobs are and current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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