Cooks, Restaurant (35-2014)

Occupation description:  Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2,5552,804 9.7157 214396
United States 1,231,9001,377,200 11.876,400 104,400195,330

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.809.6011.31 13.3615.6718.62
Alaska 14.8210.9011.95 14.5817.4119.30
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.1910.7911.66 13.8116.5618.70
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.4910.6511.49 13.9917.0619.00
Balance of State 16.7012.3014.59 16.8318.8421.60

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3,6701,482 40.425.0 17.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,030
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation158
UI claimants previously working in occupation462
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,298
Number of job position postings 286
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Culinary Arts

Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)

Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Culinary Arts

Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Culinary Arts

AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic Shipboard Culinary Training

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certification
Cottage Foods

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Culinary Arts AAS