This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

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


Cooks usually earn

$16-$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.
A man bending over a tray of food in a kitchen

Cooks need to be able to prepare a range of foods

Last updated 2 February 2018