Cooking techniques skills test: Screening assessment to hire cooks, kitchen crew members, and more

Summary of the Cooking techniques test

This cooking techniques test evaluates a candidate’s ability to effectively use common cooking techniques in a situational kitchen setup. This pre-employment screening test will help you hire employees who have experience using a wide range of cooking techniques.

Covered skills

  • Frying

  • Dry heat cooking

  • Moist heat cooking

  • Combination cooking

Use the Cooking techniques test to hire

Restaurant cooks, line cooks, diet cooks, chef de parties, station chefs, grill cooks, prep cooks, kitchen crew members, quick-service restaurant crew members, and other roles that require the ability to use a range of cooking techniques.


Role specific skills


10 min





About the Cooking techniques test

Though a kitchen’s head chef may design signature dishes and dictate the direction of a restaurant or other commercial kitchen, the cooks’ skills truly make or break the establishment. A cook with mastery of cooking techniques and kitchen literacy can ensure that each dish comes out as planned. But more than that, they can also effectively react to situations that surface in the kitchen, making independent decisions when needed. Staffing your kitchen with experienced cooks helps build the success of your restaurant or commercial kitchen.

This cooking techniques test evaluates candidates’ abilities to use frying, dry cooking, moist cooking, combination cooking methods, and kitchen literacy concerning each of these methods.

With questions addressing a wide range of on-the-job kitchen scenarios and types of food, this screening test will help you identify cooks who can effectively use cooking techniques in different situations to create the desired outcomes. Candidates who do well on this test will help ensure your kitchen runs smoothly and will help ensure that your customers’ dining expectations are met.

The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Jay J.

With 13 years of professional culinary experience, Jay has worked as a corporate head chef, culinary instructor, and chef consultant. His love of cooking isn’t confined to his work, as his hobbies include collecting cookbooks and kitchen knives. When not thinking about cooking, Jay enjoys going to the gym.

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