Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria


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


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Elementary And Secondary Schools
  2. Eating And Drinking Places
  3. Nursing And Personal Care Facilities
  4. Hospitals
  5. Child Day Care Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 12,670 8.43 6.25 9.52 17,530 13,000 19,790
Joplin MSA 270 8.40 6.58 9.31 17,470 13,680 19,370
Columbia MSA 310 8.59 6.56 9.61 17,870 13,640 19,990
Springfield MSA 750 8.04 6.21 8.95 16,720 12,930 18,610
St Louis MSA 4,470 8.92 6.66 10.05 18,560 13,860 20,910
Kansas City* 1,390 8.83 6.35 10.08 18,372 13,202 20,957
Central Region* 1,880 8.68 6.49 9.78 18,060 13,491 20,344
Northeast Region* 590 7.71 6.08 8.53 16,044 12,656 17,737
Northwest Region* 570 7.58 6.14 8.30 15,764 12,775 17,258
Ozark Region* 940 7.91 6.21 8.77 16,459 12,910 18,233
South Central Region* 600 6.66 5.99 6.99 13,844 12,457 14,537
Southeast Region* 1,010 7.66 6.00 8.49 15,928 12,475 17,654
Southwest Region* 670 7.63 5.97 8.47 15,880 12,422 17,610
St. Charles* 200 8.87 6.80 9.91 18,455 14,139 20,612
St. Louis City* 650 9.41 7.52 10.36 19,576 15,648 21,540
St. Louis County* 2,190 9.24 6.93 10.39 19,213 14,424 21,607
West Central Region* 770 7.21 6.24 7.69 14,994 12,978 16,002
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 410 8.20 6.18 9.21 17,061 12,863 19,159

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 13,230 14,010 780 5.90 454 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 3,360 3,490 130 3.87 109 Great
St Louis MSA 5,420 5,780 360 6.64 191 Outstanding
Central Region* 1,710 1,820 110 6.43 59 Great
Northeast Region* 630 660 30 4.76 21 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 820 840 20 2.44 23 Great
Ozark Region* 1,090 1,260 170 15.60 48 Outstanding
South Central Region* 510 550 40 7.84 18 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 960 1,030 70 7.29 34 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 630 660 30 4.76 21 Great
West Central Region* 770 800 30 3.90 25 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)
or training in one of the following
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General (NEW)
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Institutional Food Workers (NEW)
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management