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Cook - Institution and Cafeteria

Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry.
  • Cook foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Clean and inspect galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Apportion and serve food to facility residents, employees, or patrons.
  • Monitor use of government food commodities to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Direct activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.
  • Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, or other cooking equipment.
  • Compile and maintain records of food use and expenditures.

About the test

The HR Avatar Cook - Institution and Cafeteria Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Cook - Institution and Cafeteria test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Food Safety Fundamentals
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:35-2012.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Food Preparation and Serving Related
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$18,400 or less
Bottom 25%:
$21,190 or less
Median:
$25,860 (Average)
Top 25%:
$31,810 or more
Top 10%:
$39,110 or more

Hourly US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$8.85 or less
Bottom 25%:
$10.19 or less
Median:
$12.43 (Average)
Top 25%:
$15.29 or more
Top 10%:
$18.80 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
424,800
2026 (projected):
457,400
Annual U.S. Job Openings:64,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
Top Skills
  • Time Management
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Service Orientation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Speaking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Information Ordering
  • Time Sharing
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Speech Clarity
  • Manual Dexterity
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
47%
High School Diploma:
46%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
2%
Post-Doctoral Training:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
46%
1 - 3 Months:
11%
3 - 6 Months:
12%
6 Months - 1 Year:
7%
1 - 2 Years:
20%
2 - 4 Years:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Correctly fill out a time-sheet.
  • Estimate gross pay for a month.
  • Understand rules regarding scheduling work hours.
  • Provide appropriate assistance to several different people.
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