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Hire Cooks

Hiring a cook is one of the most important steps a restaurant can take, though it often happens over and over again with the level of turnover we see in this industry. The churn rate at restaurants hover around 63%, going even higher for casual chain restaurants. This is why it’s important for owners and managers to have a good hiring system in place to make finding new cooks faster and easier.

How to hire cooks more efficiently

Unlike servers, a good cook is a more specialized position requiring experience and training. The bottleneck isn’t going to be too many applications, but finding the best places to post your job listing to elicit the greatest response from qualified candidates. For cooks, posting to specialized job boards like Poached, iHireChefs, and Culinary Agents can get better results than simply posting on Monster or Indeed (though you should post there as well to cover your bases). Having an efficient way to post and track all these listings can give you a leg up on your competition when hiring in-demand cooks.

Don’t forget to post at schools

Culinary schools in your area as well as culinary programs can be amazing locations to post cook jobs. Students coming out of these schools will be eager to get started, and you may be able to find talented cooks who are willing to start at a lower salary to gain experience. Contact the programs and colleges near you to see how you can post jobs that target this demographic.

A key trait for success

Finding mobility on a potential hire’s resume can be a good sign that this candidate is right for your restaurant. If they started as, say, a dishwasher and worked their way up the ranks to becoming a cook, it shows ambition and deep understanding of the industry. Examine their resumes with a close eye and ask them about their mobility. If they have worked hard to get where they are, they will in turn work hard for you.

40 Cooks  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

Y***** I*****(530)-6**-***8
Cooks for Hire in Marysville, CA
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N***** A*****(321)-2**-***5
Cooks for Hire in Merritt Island, FL
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R***** O*****(757)-4**-***7
Cooks for Hire in Virginia Beach, VA
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I***** R*****(323)-4**-***5
Cooks for Hire in Ledgewood, NJ
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H***** I*****(501)-4**-***8
Cooks for Hire in Sherwood, AR
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E***** E*****(316)-3**-***3
Cooks for Hire in Wichita, KS
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Looking for: Full time
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N***** O*****(563)-7**-***8
Cooks for Hire in Davenport, IA
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A***** R*****(831)-2**-***9
Cooks for Hire in Santa Cruz, CA
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A***** O*****(818)-4**-***9
Cooks for Hire in Granada Hills, CA
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Highest education: High School
A***** U*****(706)-3**-***9
Cooks for Hire in Athens, GA
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Cook

What is the best way to find and hire a Cook near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Cook applicants. Employers posting their Cook job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Cook applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Cook are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 12 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Cook positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Cook role?
SMS has 93% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Cook job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Cooks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 141% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Cook applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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