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Cooks and food preparation workers prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods—from soups, snacks, and salads to entrees, side dishes, and desserts. They work in a variety of restaurants, as well as other places where food is served, such as grocery stores, schools and hospitals.

Black Hills State University (Tourism And Hospitality Management)
(605) 642-6011
1200 University Street
Spearfish, SD
 
Mitchell Technical Institute (Culinary Academy Of South Dakota)
(800) 952-0042
821 N Capital St
Mitchell, SD
 
South Dakota State University (Hotel And Foodservice Management Major)
(605) 688-4121
PO Box 2201
Brookings, SD
 
Timberline Treatment Center
(605) 394-1876
1925 N Plaza Blvd
Rapid City, SD
 
Higher Education Grant Program
(605) 747-2375
PO Box 130
Rosebud, SD
 
National American University (Hospitality Management )
(605) 886-3450
925 29th Street SE
Watertown, SD
 
Curry Masala Cooking Classes
(605) 716-7788
2050 W. Main Street
Rapid City, SD
 
Rapid City Public School Foundation
(605) 348-1890
505 Berry Blvd
Rapid City, SD
 
Smart Start Dyslexia Correction Center
(605) 692-1785
Brookings Mall 762 2
Brookings, SD
 
Tie Office
(605) 394-1876
1925 N Plaza Blvd
Rapid City, SD
 

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Cooks and food preparation workers prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods—from soups, snacks, and salads to entrees, side dishes, and desserts. They work in a variety of restaurants, as well as other places where food is served, such as grocery stores, schools and hospitals. Cooks prepare and cook meals while food preparation workers assist cooks by performing tasks, such as peeling and cutting vegetables, trimming meat, preparing poultry, and keeping work areas clean and monitoring temperatures of ovens and stovetops.

Specifically, cooks measure, mix, and cook ingredients according to recipes, using a variety of equipment, including pots, pans, cutlery, ovens, broilers, grills, slicers, grinders, and blenders. Food preparation workers perform routine, repetitive tasks under the direction of chefs, head cooks, or food preparation and serving supervisors. These workers prepare the ingredients for complex dishes by slicing and dicing vegetables, and making salads and cold items. They weigh and measure ingredients, retrieve pots and pans, and stir and strain soups and sauces. Food preparation workers may also cut and grind meats, poultry, and seafood in preparation for cooking. They also clean work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware.

Larger restaurants and food service establishments tend to have varied menus and larger kitchen staffs. Teams of restaurant cooks, sometimes called assistant or line cooks, each work an assigned station that is equipped with the types of stoves, grills, pans, and ingredients needed for the foods prepared at that station. Job titles often reflect the principal ingredient prepared or the type of cooking performed—vegetable cook, fry cook, or grill cook, for example. Chefs, head cooks, or food preparation and serving supervisors generally direct the work of cooks and food preparation workers.

The number, type, and responsibilities of cooks vary depending on where they work, the size of the facility, and the complexity and level of service offered. Institution and cafeteria cooks, for example, work in the kitchens of schools, cafeterias, businesses, hospitals, and other institutions. For each meal, they prepare a large quantity of a limited number of entrees, vegetables, and desserts according to preset menus. Meals are generally prepared in advance so...

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