Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.
Related job titles:
Crew Member, Deli Clerk (Delicatessen Clerk), Dietary Aide, School Cafeteria Cook, Car Hop, Deli Worker (Delicatessen Worker), Food Service Worker, Prep Cook (Preparation Cook), Server, Counter Attendant
Annual Median Wage: $18,230
The Art Institutes
Arizona Culinary Institute
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division
Projected growth: Average (10% to 19%)
Serve customers in eating places that specialize in fast service and inexpensive carry-out food.
Accept payment from customers, and make change as necessary.
Request and record customer orders, and compute bills using cash registers, multicounting machines, or pencil and paper.
Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas.
Communicate with customers regarding orders, comments, and complaints.
Notify kitchen personnel of shortages or special orders.
Prepare daily food items, and cook simple foods and beverages, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, or coffee using proper safety precautions and sanitary measures.
Select food items from serving or storage areas and place them in dishes, on serving trays, or in takeout bags.
Relay food orders to cooks.
Prepare and serve cold drinks, or frozen milk drinks or desserts, using drink-dispensing, milkshake, or frozen custard machines.
Collect and return dirty dishes to the kitchen for washing.
Perform personnel activities such as supervising and training employees.
Monitor and order supplies or food items and restock as necessary to maintain inventory.
Cook or re-heat food items such as french fries.
Wash dishes, glassware, and silverware after meals.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Cooks, Short Order
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
Food Preparation Workers
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Waiters and Waitresses
Counter and Rental Clerks
Source: O*NET OnLine information for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food.