Are you in charge of an entire kitchen? Do you provide food and drink in a club, university, or other establishment? If so, you may be wondering what your job is called. The answer depends on the degree of knowledge and training you have. If you work in a restaurant, you may be a cook. Cooks typically follow recipes or meal plans designed by someone else, such as a chef.
They may also have additional responsibilities, such as cleaning the kitchen. Table waiters, formerly known as waiters and waitresses, are responsible for cleaning tables after customers leave. You may have heard the term pantry, but this is actually a food warehouse in addition to the kitchen. On the other hand, chefs usually work in restaurants where the ingredients are fresher and the presentation is more thoughtful.