for/to postmodification

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navi tasan

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Which of these is correct.
1-They had several cooks in the restaurant. They had a cook for cooking the main courses and a cook for preparing the deserts.
2-They had several cooks in the restaurant. They had a cook to cook the main courses and a cook to prepare the deserts.

3-I was their cook for preparing salads.
4-I was their cook to prepare salads.

5-This is our oven for cooking cakes.
6-This is our oven to cook cakes.
7-This is our oven to cook cakes in.

(I know the question might seem a bit weird, but in my mind there is a logic to it. I also know that I ask this kind of question often. I have a problem with this postmodification thing.)
 

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Numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, & 7 are okay. Numbers 4 & 6 are questionable, IMO.

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Thanks for all your replies.
 

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You're quite welcome.

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