The cooks prepare and cook the food. They can also perform the same functions as the dishwashers. The kitchen helpers are included in this work group.
This type of employment requires little experience. A certain amount of manual dexterity and physical stamina may be required. The ability to work as part of a team and to maintain the pace of production is required. Attention to detail and the ability to quickly understand facts are required.
Work hours are generally pre-scheduled and there is occasional overtime. The schedule varies according to the position, daytime, the night time or the weekend. It is frequently required to work evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. There is a possibility of part-time work. The schedule may contain split shifts. Work is rather intense at mealtimes. The work environment is noisy and there can be pressure to maintain the work pace. There is a risk of cuts, scrapes and burns.