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Cooks prepare, cook and serve food. They work in cafes, bars, fast food outlets or for caterers.


Cooks usually earn

$17-$19 per hour

Source: Restaurant Association of New Zealand.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a cook are average for those with little experience, but good for skilled cooks.
Penn Evans checking food on a tray in a kitchen

Cooks need to be able to prepare a range of foods

Last updated 17 January 2019