No formal education or previous work experience is required. Most food preparation workers obtain their skills through short-term on-the-job training, which often lasts several weeks. Many start as kitchen helpers and progress into food preparation positions as they learn basic knife skills. Training generally starts with basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations and continues with instructions on how to handle, prepare, and cook food.
Advancement opportunities for food preparation workers depend on their training, work experience, and ability to do more refined tasks. Many food preparation workers move into assistant or line cook positions as they learn basic cooking techniques.
What are Food Preparation Workers like?
Based on our pool of users, food preparation workers tend to be predominately investigative people.
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Food Preparation Workers by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 1454 Sokanu users
Are Food Preparation Workers happy?
Food preparation workers rank
among the least happy
careers. Overall they rank in the 2nd percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Food Preparation Worker Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Food Preparation Workers
The most common degree held by food preparation workers is Psychology.
2% of food preparation workers had a degree in psychology before becoming food preparation workers. That is over 0 times the average across all careers.
Business Management And Administration graduates are the second most common among food preparation workers, representing 2% of food preparation workers in the Sokanu user base, which is 0.3 times the average.
Food Preparation Worker Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Food Preparation Worker, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.