Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.

Median Annual Wage: $18,410

Education: Less than high school diploma (70%); High school diploma or equivalent (22%); Post-doctoral training (9%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

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

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food.

More Food Preparation and Serving Related Careers

  • Accept payment from customers, and make change as necessary.
  • Request and record customer orders, and compute bills using cash registers, multi counting machines, or pencil and paper.
  • Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas.
  • Notify kitchen personnel of shortages or special orders.
  • Communicate with customers regarding orders, comments, and complaints.
  • 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.
  • Relay food orders to cooks.
  • Select food items from serving or storage areas and place them in dishes, on serving trays, or in take-out bags.
  • 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 reheat food items such as french fries.
  • Wash dishes, glassware, and silverware after meals.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food.

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