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Cook, Ship

Aliases: Cook, Chef

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Cook, Ship is expected to perform include:

  • Planning menu taking account of foods in season and local availability
  • Cooking food  in quantities according to menu and number of persons to be served
  • Cleaning, cutting and cooking meat, fish and poultry and bakes breads and pastry
  • Washing dishes and cleaning galley and galley equipment
  • Ordering supplies and maintaining record and accounts
  • Supervising activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving, meals
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Needs to handle a team
  • Travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. The organization or institution remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is an option. In this case the working hours and days are flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with Low Vision (LV), One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, 10th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in  preparing various delicacies
  • Ability to plan and supervise staff
  • Well-versed in preparing vegetables for further cooking
  • Proficient in supervising dish washing staff
  • Conversant with various cooking methods like boiling, baking, roasting and steaming
  • Ability to maintain  Food Hygiene Regulations
  • Knowledge of seasoning and recipes
  • Proficiency in managing cordial  relationship with guests
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Flexibility and attentiveness
  • Time management skills
  • Good team leader
  • Hard-working
  • Creative
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.infinitecourses.com/Course_Details.aspx?Course=Certificate-Course-In-Cookery&CourseID=8119

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Trainee/Helper → Cook, Ship → Head Cook

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants – Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 40,000 to Rs 55,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 3
  • Hotels, guest houses, holiday centres, ships and cruises across India
  • Hospitality agencies across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Sous Chef
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 5120.0400 Cook, Ship
ISCO 2008 5120 Cooks
NIC 2008 56104 Restaurant and bar activities connected to transportation, when carried out by separate units
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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