Cooks are uneducated women who prepare food for others to eat in restaurants and gourmet restaurants. The better a cook's skill is, the better the service quality is where they work.
Tropico 2 employs cooks at the Bakery, Brewery, Cheap Eatery, Chuck Tent, Inn, Sea Ration Factory & Smuggler's Dive. These buildings are specific to T2 only.
Tropico 4 added Ship-O-Rant and the Cosmic Pin.