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Cooks, Short Order - 35-2015.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Caterer
  • Cook
  • Deli Cook (Delicatessen Cook)
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Grill Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Pizza Maker
  • Prep Cook (Preparation Cook)
  • Short Order Cook
  • Snack Bar Cook

SOC Occupation Groups

35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
35-2000 Cooks and Food Preparation Workers
35-2010 Cooks
35-2015.00 Cooks, Short Order

Related Occupations


  • Accept payments, and make change or write charge slips as necessary.
  • Clean food preparation equipment, work areas, and counters or tables.
  • Complete orders from steam tables, placing food on plates and serving customers at tables or counters.
  • Grill and garnish hamburgers or other meats, such as steaks and chops.
  • Grill, cook, and fry foods such as french fries, eggs, and pancakes.
  • Order supplies and stock them on shelves.
  • Perform food preparation tasks, such as making sandwiches, carving meats, making soups or salads, baking breads or desserts, and brewing coffee or tea.
  • Perform general cleaning activities in kitchen and dining areas.
  • Plan work on orders so that items served together are finished at the same time.
  • Restock kitchen supplies, rotate food, and stamp the time and date on food in coolers.
  • Take orders from customers and cook foods requiring short preparation times, according to customer requirements.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Arrange food for serving.
  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
  • Cook foods.
  • Coordinate timing of food production activities.
  • Maintain food, beverage, or equipment inventories.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Prepare breads or doughs.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
  • Prepare hot or cold beverages.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
  • Serve food or beverages.
  • Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas.
  • Take customer orders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Culinary Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Food Service Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Leading Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Leading Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Cook, Short Order