A cook is a profession for individuals who prepare food for consumption in the food industry such as restaurants. A cook is sometimes referred to as chef in the culinary world. The terms are not interchangeable. Cook’s responsibilities include preparing food, managing food stations, cleaning kitchen and helping the chefs. Restaurants will give a title to the cooks according to their designated station. Examples are broiler cooks, fry cooks, pantry cooks, sauce cooks etc.
Food Preparation Worker Training. Most food preparation workers learn through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Trainees typically start by working under the supervision of an experienced worker, who teaches them basic kitchen duties. Training also may include basic sanitation of workplace.