Successfully completing an apprenticeship as a cook generally requires accuracy, organisational talent, and a good physical constitution. The results of the current 2018 BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey specifically confirm the latter requirement, because professional cooking involves above average physical demands and high-intensity work. Moreover, according to Barmer Ersatzkasse (2017), the sickness rate among cooks (5.7 %) is higher than among other insured individuals (4.8 %).
English translation. German original version available:
W. Leistner, A. Lohmann-Haislah:
Cooking as a career: A passion involving a high level of physical commitment. BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 34
1. edition. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2021. pages 2, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:facts20210701
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