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Chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers
Description: Chefs and cooks plan and make meals in restaurants, schools, cafeterias, and hospitals. They supervise other workers, order supplies, and plan menus. Kitchen workers help chefs and cooks by chopping vegetables, measuring ingredients, and stirring soups and sauces. They also keep the kitchen clean and wash dishes. These workers are on their feet all day in crowded, hot kitchens. Most work evenings and weekends, and many work part-time.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $15,001 to $23,000 per year


There are 18 math topics Chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Angle Measurement
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math