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Occupational Report for Cooks, Restaurant (35-2014) in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region
Occupational Description

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

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Cooks, Restaurant
Employment Outlook for Cooks, Restaurant
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Regional Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the regional average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the regional average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.
Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Cooks, Restaurant There are 8 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 8 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Dinner Line Cook 10/17/14 Astoria DOE
Breakfast Line Cook 10/17/14 Astoria DOE
Cook 10/13/14 Saint Helens $9.10/hr
Experienced Cook 9/5/14 Tillamook DOE
Cook 8/28/14 Astoria $10.00/hr DOE
Breakfast and Lunch Cook 8/26/14 Westport $12.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
Cook, Restaurant 8/18/14 Saint Helens $24,731/yr
Cook 7/28/14 Bay City DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Cooks, Restaurant The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 4 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 4 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Cook 10/20/14 Tillamook Prestige Care Inc.
Cook-Retail - Food Service (SWY) 10/6/14 Clatskanie Safeway
Line Cook Breakfast and lunch 8/29/14 Westport
Cook 8/28/14 Seaside
State of Oregon License Information for Cooks, Restaurant
License License Authority Web Site
Foodhandler Certification Oregon Health Authority - Public Health Division
Wages for Cooks, Restaurant
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
10th 25th 50th
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $9.25 $9.66 $10.73 $11.87 $14.10 $11.17 $23,240
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.10 9.19 9.33 10.95 13.58 10.33 21,491
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Cooks, Restaurant
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 14,535 17,103 2,568 17.7% 257 287 544
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 644 803 159 24.7% 16 13 29

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Cooks, Restaurant
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Ownership 2012
Total All Industries All 644
Total All Industries Private 644
Accommodation and Food Services Private 616
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels Private 14
Traveler Accommodation Private 14
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 602
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) Private 33
Restaurants and Other Eating Places Private 569
Other Services (except Government) Private 17
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 17
Civic and Social Organizations Private 17
Educational Requirements for Cooks, Restaurant There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. Up to five years of related work experience is commonly considered necessary for this occupation. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Cooks, Restaurant
  • Apply Food Handling Rules
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Clean, Peel And Slice Fruits And Vegetables
  • Cook In Quantity
  • Coordinate Teams
  • Cut Meat
  • Determine Portions
  • Follow Recipes
  • Identify Cut And Grade Of Meat
  • Interpret And Apply Health Regulations In Lodging And Food Service
  • Investigate And Resolve Customer Problems
  • Maintain Consistent Quality
  • Manage Inventories And Supplies
  • Measure Or Weigh Ingredients
  • Operate Baking Equipment
  • Operate Cooking Equipment
  • Operate Food Preparation Equipment
  • Plan And Prepare Menus
  • Plan Meal Presentations
  • Prepare Meals
  • Procure And Store Meat
  • Purchase Food Or Beverages
  • Supervise Food And Beverage Preparation
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Inventory Control Procedures
  • Use Specialized Bakery Equipment
Schools and Training Providers for Cooks, Restaurant The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
The Art Institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97309
Phone: (503) 228-6528
Programs of Training:
Angell Job Corps Center
335 NE Blogett Road
Yachats, OR 97498
Phone: (541) 547-3137
Programs of Training:
Tillamook Bay Community College
4301 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-8222
Programs of Training:
Timber Lake Job Corps Center
59868 E Highway 224
Estacada, OR 97023
Phone: (503) 834-2291
Programs of Training:
Springdale Job Corps Center
31224 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR 97060
Phone: (503) 695-2245
Programs of Training:
Tongue Point Job Corps Center
37573 Old Highway 30
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-2131
Programs of Training:
Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9296
Phone: (503) 682-3903
Programs of Training:
Christian Culinary Academy
289 N. Spruce St.
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Phone: (503) 794-4083
Programs of Training:
Wolf Creek Job Corps Center
2010 Opportunity Lane
Glide, OR 97443
Phone: (541) 496-3507
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland
600 SW 10th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205-2793
Phone: (503) 223-2245
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Cooks, Restaurant These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Cooks, Restaurant matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Cooks, All Other 74%
Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria 74%
Cooks, Private Household 48%
Food Preparation Workers 47%
Cooks, Short Order 42%
Chefs And Head Cooks 40%
Cooks, Fast Food 40%