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Become A Cook, Cashier, And Waitress

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Working As A Cook, Cashier, And Waitress

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $18,910

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Cook, Cashier, And Waitress does

  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits.
  • Take food and drink orders from cashier.
  • Developed great communication skills to provide quality service by interacting with the customers that came into the store.
  • Obtained, processed and resolved customer complaints.
  • Prepared fountain drinks and ice cream items.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as a grill.
  • Excelled at multitasking by maintaining the front counter as well as the kitchen.
  • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.
  • Operate cash registers/POS Systems to accept payment from customers.
  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
  • Cleaned dining room and kitchen areas
  • Up sold additional menu items.
  • Read food order slips and received verbal instructions.
  • Stocked coolers, prepared food, operated cash register, and ensured quality customer service.
  • Clean * Prep Food * Cashier * Customer Service
  • Maintained sanitation, health, and safety standards
  • Cook and package batches of food.
  • Cooked various products to ensure they met customer satisfaction.
  • Cook the exact number of items ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously.
  • learned a lot about fast food.Skills UsedI had to memorize.

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How To Become A Cook, Cashier, And Waitress

Most food and beverage service jobs are entry-level jobs and do not require a high school diploma. The majority of workers receive short-term on-the-job training.

Most states require workers, such as nonrestaurant servers, who serve alcoholic beverages to be 18 years of age or older.


There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food and beverage serving worker.


Most workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Training includes basic customer service, kitchen safety, safe food-handling procedures, and good sanitation habits.

Some employers, particularly those in fast-food restaurants, teach new workers with the use of self-study programs, online programs, audiovisual presentations, or instructional booklets that explain food preparation and service procedures. However, most food and beverage serving and related workers learn their skills by watching and working with more experienced workers.

Some full-service restaurants provide new dining room employees with classroom training sessions that alternate with periods of on-the-job work experience. The training communicates the operating philosophy of the restaurant, helps new employees establish a personal rapport with other staff, teaches employees formal serving techniques, and instills a desire in the staff to work as a team.

Some nonrestaurant servers and bartender helpers who work in establishments where alcohol is served may need training on state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. Some states, counties, and cities mandate such training, which typically lasts a few hours and can be taken online or in-house.


Advancement opportunities are limited to those who remain on the job for a long time. However, some dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers may advance to waiter, waitress, or bartender positions as they learn the basics of serving food or preparing drinks.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Food and beverage serving and related workers must listen carefully to their customers’ orders and relay them correctly to the kitchen staff so that the orders are prepared to the customers’ request.

Customer-service skills. Food service establishments rely on good food and customer service to keep customers and succeed in a competitive industry. As a result, workers should be courteous and be able to attend to customers’ requests.

Physical stamina. Food and beverage serving and related workers spend most of their worktime standing, carrying heavy trays, cleaning work areas, and attending to customers’ needs.

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Cook, Cashier, And Waitress Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Hmong

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Russian

  • Vietnamese

  • Chinese

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

  • Tagalog

  • Portuguese

  • Polish

  • Korean

  • Carrier

  • Mandarin

  • Swedish

  • Gujarati

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Top Cook, Cashier, And Waitress Skills

  1. Quality Customer Service
  2. Kitchen Area
  3. Prep Food
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed and provided quality customer service in a fast paced environment.
  • Cleaned and organized eating, service and kitchen areas.
  • Prepared placed orders by customers * Prep food for both breakfast and dinner * Clean lobby and restroom areas
  • Recorded customer orders and repeated them back in a clear, understandable manner.
  • Measured ingredients required for specific food items before preparation in order to guarantee food quality.

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