Cook jobs are available in plenty as new restaurants and bars keep opening at regular intervals, in addition to several of those existing already. On average, a cook earns in the range of $25,000 to $30,000 a year. However, their income may vary greatly depending on a host of factors such as job location, size and type of restaurant and experience. Although the main duty of cooks is to prepare food items in a kitchen, they also engage in other activities by coordinating with other kitchen staff. Cooks mostly prepare food according to orders received. They bake, roast, broil and steam meats, fish, vegetables and other foods according to the style and cuisine of the restaurant they work for. Some cooks are also given the job of maintaining records and accounts.