cooks are culinary operatives who are able to prepare and present food, normally in domestic and institutional environments.

Scope notes

Includes people working in institutional settings. 
 Includes people working in the preparation of fast food.

Alternative label

  • food keeper

  • roast cook

  • kitchen chef

  • culinary operative

  • fish cook

  • under chief of the kitchen

  • entrée preparer

  • communard

  • deputy kitchen chef

  • junior cook

  • senior chef

  • chief of the group

  • fry cook

  • vegetable cook

  • pantry supervisor

  • grill cook

  • soup cook

  • food cook

  • second kitchen chef

  • chief of the kitchen

  • apprentice

  • saucemaker

  • sauté cook

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


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Essential skills and competences

Optional skills and competences

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