Skills Cook in the Northeast Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "cook" was moved from the group Cooks (NOC 6322) to the group Cooks (NOC 63200).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a cook in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Cooks (NOC 63200).

Tasks

  • Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods
  • Prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances
  • Prepare and cook special meals for patients as instructed by dietitian or chef
  • Plan menus, determine size of food portions, estimate food requirements and costs, and monitor and order supplies
  • Inspect kitchens and food service areas
  • Train staff in preparation, cooking and handling of food
  • Order supplies and equipment
  • Supervise kitchen staff and helpers
  • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment
  • Clean kitchen and work areas
  • Recruit and hire staff
  • Organize and manage buffets and banquets
  • Manage kitchen operations

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Serving Others
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Counselling and Nurturing
  • Communication Help -
    • Interviewing
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Professional Communicating
    • Teaching and Training
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
    • Managing Information
  • Analysis Help -
    • Inspecting and Testing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Planning
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Projecting Outcomes
  • Management Help -
    • Supervising
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Evaluating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Strategic Planning

    Knowledge

  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Food Production and Agriculture
    • Processing and Production
  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Public Safety and Security
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Clerical
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
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