The number of restaurants and food trucks in the United States are booming.
The food industry has been a huge driver of employment growth and growth for decades, and the restaurant industry is still growing, with more than 25,000 restaurants opening across the country in 2016.
But what does it take to be a successful cook?
The following are tips for starting a successful career in the restaurant business.
How to Become a Better Cook in an Industry That Requires It1.
Be willing to take risks2.
Look at the big picture and take risks3.
Take time to learn the trade of cooking4.
Think of yourself as a “good neighbor” and be prepared to pay your fair share in taxes5.
Be respectful of others’ rights and opinions6.
Recognize the value of your time and be flexible in how you spend it7.
Learn to cook the right way and treat your customers with respect8.
Be ready to make a meal at home or at a restaurant9.
Have a healthy eating plan10.
Have your own set of tools to cook with11.
Be an excellent team player and always have someone to talk to for advice12.
Have the confidence to be the first one to go home after work and return home to cook a meal13.
Be flexible in your schedule14.
Keep an eye on the schedule and always know when it’s time to take a break15.
Know what you can expect from your family, friends and coworkers16.
Recognise that your health and well-being depend on the health of the food and beverages you consume17.
Learn how to take care of yourself and your loved ones18.
Be mindful of what you put in your mouth19.
Be honest with yourself and others20.
Be prepared to take on new responsibilities21.
Take the time to think about what you’ll eat for dinner and the types of food you’ll be serving.22.
Learn the importance of good communication23.
Make sure your kitchen is clean and sanitary24.
Be considerate of your health25.
Be aware of your neighbors and ask them questions26.
Don’t forget to check your fridge and freezer27.
Know your health risks and take action to protect yourself28.
Know the rules and regulations29.
Be accountable to your health30.
Be responsible for your health31.
Know when to call your doctor for health checkups and preventative care.32.
Be careful when eating out and eating out in restaurants33.
Know how to check the nutrition information and ingredients34.
Know where to find the ingredients in your favorite food products35.
Be sure to ask your server or food truck driver how to cook in the kitchen36.
Know that your best bet for a healthy meal is to order the food first37.
Know exactly what is in your meal38.
Know if you need to have your meal change39.
Know which ingredients to ask for in your next meal40.
Know about the food service industry41.
Know whether your friends and family have health insurance42.
Know why you should be responsible for paying for your own health insurance43.
Know and understand the different types of insurance44.
Know in advance what will happen to your medical records45.
Know before you go to a restaurant46.
Know to read your food service contracts and agreements before you eat47.
Know all of your rights and obligations48.
Know a variety of restaurants in your area49.
Know food safety50.
Know any other health and safety concerns and precautions51.
Be educated on food safety52.
Know, appreciate and respect the differences between fresh and frozen food53.
Know proper hygiene practices54.
Know you can always call the doctor to make sure you’re safe for your family and health55.
Know some of the rules, regulations, and procedures for your area of the country56.
Know good working and dining etiquette57.
Know who you can talk to in the dining hall for tips on the food you are served.58.
Know from experience when to take the time and energy to ask a server or host if you have any concerns about the menu.59.
Know at least one of the basic safety protocols for food service.60.
Know it’s okay to leave your seat and sit down at the counter, even when your food is ready to be eaten.61.
Know right from wrong, and have a clear understanding of how your actions affect the health and welfare of others.62.
Know everything you should know about your workplace health and the health risks associated with it.63.
Know of any other rules and rules to follow when it comes to your personal health.64.
Know not to give any medication to others65.
Know just enough about your employer’s policies and regulations to know what to expect at the workplace.66.
Know there are times when you can ask a customer to stop using a service.67.
Know this: if a customer is uncomfortable with the service, they can ask for it to be changed.68.
Know: If a customer has been drinking alcohol