ISCO 08 Code 5120     Cooks

Lead Statement
Cooks plan, organize, prepare and cook meals in hotels, restaurants and other eating places, on board ships, on passenger trains and in private households.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • planning meals, preparing and cooking foodstuffs;
  • planning, supervising and coordinating the work of kitchen helpers;
  • checking the quality of food;
  • weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients according to recipes and personal judgement;
  • regulating the temperature of ovens, grills, roasters and other cooking equipment; inspecting and cleaning the kitchen, kitchen equipment, serving areas, etc. to ensure safe and sanitary food handling practices;
  • operating large –volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Cook

Excluded occupations

  • Chef - 3434
  • Fast food preparer - 9411

ISCO 88 Code(s) 5122 part
(NCvB; Mei 2010)