Cooks, Private Household:

Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 711
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -1.20 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Conflict Management
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare specialty foods
Bake breads, rolls, or other baked goods
Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Cook food for customers or patients
Perform short order cooking
Operate food preparation equipment
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Perform food preparation duties
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Prepare food products by hand through shaping, kneading, or rolling
Clean fish, animal, or meat carcasses
Cut meat products
Install household appliances
Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas
Operate food decorating equipment

Thinking Creatively

Create new food recipes or presentations
Determine food portions
Modify recipes to produce specific food products
Plan menu of meal options
Select food or beverage samples
Decorate cakes to customer specifications

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Safety Training
Report Maintenance
Customer Complaint Resolution
Cost Control
Food Service Industry Knowledge
Equipment Cleaning
Restaurant Experience
Food Safety and Quality

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