A cook is a fully qualified tradesperson who is able to: prepare, cook and present a wide variety of foods efficiently and according to industry standards; be thoroughly familiar with safety requirements, safe work practices and health regulations pertaining to food preparation and service.
Cooks generally are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, clubs, central food commissaries, correctional institutions, catering establishments and educational institutions. Cooks can also be found working in the transportation industry aboard ships, trains or airplanes and at construction and logging campsites. Each working environment offers the opportunity to use many of the skills outlined in this analysis. It should be noted that due to the specialization of menus and the rising cost of food, it may not always be possible for cooks to fully utilize their skills in one food service establishment. Individuals wishing to enhance their proficiencies in particular skills may need to be exposed to several food service operations. Some of the tasks identified in this analysis overlap with the trades of baker and meat cutter. A certified cook should be proficient in the skills that are common to the occupations of baker and cook as well as those that are common to the occupations of meat cutter and cook. Depending upon the size of the food service operation, a certified cook may be requested to perform all of the tasks identified in this analysis. A certified cook, proficient in multiple tasks, may have greater job opportunities and be able to adjust more rapidly to future needs.
This analysis identifies all the tasks performed by cooks. It can be used as a basis for the development of training profile charts for vocational schools and apprenticeship training programs. The body of the analysis is limited by its terms of reference to a description of the "work performed" in the cooking occupation. It omits identification of other factors, such as aptitudes and capacities, interest and temperaments, and the conditions under which the worker performs his/her duties.
This occupational analysis identifies tasks performed by qualified welders across Canada. A welder is a tradesperson who uses a wide variety of occupational knowledge, skills and abilities in combination with cutting, gouging and welding processes to tack and weld assemblies and fabrications within a quality control system. The welder must... More >
Motorcycle mechanics work on motorcycles and other vehicles such as motor scooters and all-terrain vehicles. They assemble, diagnose, maintain and repair engines, transmissions, drive systems, steering assemblies, braking systems, chassis and suspension, electrical systems, and fuel and exhaust systems. They may specialize in repairing, rebuilding, customizing or servicing these systems... More >
Euclid Math Contest
The Euclid Math Contest is an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability. Details are available in the full information brochure. More >
Automotive painters work on the surfaces of motor vehicles, primarily in restoring vehicles to their original condition following damage and subsequent auto body repair. Generally, automotive painting begins when body work has been completed. Some of the duties that an automotive painter completes include: removing exterior trim and hardware; removing... More >
Volunteer Centres in Saskatchewan
Volunteer Saskatoon 100-506 25th St East Saskatoon SK S7K 4A7 Tel: 306-975-3477 Fax: 306 244 0583 email@example.com More >
Veterinary Colleges in Canada
The Atlantic Veterinary College University of Prince Edward Island 550 University Avenue Charlottetown, PEI, Canada C1A 4P3 UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al 3200, rue Sicotte Saint-Hyacinthe, QuÃ©bec, Canada J2S 7C6 The Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1 The Western College of Veterinary Medicine University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon,... More >
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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
A heavy duty equipment technician is a tradesperson who possesses the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required to diagnose, repair, adjust, overhaul, maintain, operate and test mobile heavy duty off-road equipment. Heavy duty equipment technicians are employed by companies that own and operate heavy equipment, heavy equipment dealerships,... More >