Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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

Current openings

Cafeteria Cook 1
Institutional Cook 41

Number of positions

2012: 7,370    2014: 7,510

Annual job postings

New: 70    Replacement: 170
(Total: 240)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.