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Top Culinary Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Culinary Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Culinary Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.3% of Culinary Assistant resumes contained Kitchen Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Culinary Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Culinary Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Kitchen Equipment

high Demand
Here's how Kitchen Equipment is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained inventory of kitchen equipment and pantry elements.
  • Operated kitchen equipment according to sanitary and safety regulations.
  • Monitored the safety operation of all kitchen equipment.
  • Operated standard commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Cleaned the kitchen equipment and appliances and held responsibility of getting them repaired in case of any problem.

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2. Meal Service

high Demand
Here's how Meal Service is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Worked as part of a team to ensure quality meal service throughout the day.
  • Performed functions relative to patient meal service.
  • Picked up empty food carts after meal service Issued cash refunds or credit memos to customers.

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3. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Utilized customer service skills in answering customer questions.
  • Provided friendly customer service when serving food to staff and visitors at the hospital.
  • Trained and executed several key training projects to improve staff and customer service.
  • Provided exceptional customer service by attending to the needs of guests.
  • Provided quick service with the highest level of customer service.
  • Provided guests with amazing, memorable customer service.
  • Provided customer service during sessions and parties.
  • Prepped and served food while providing excellent customer service, health santation, cafe worker
  • 2007Ensured highest quality of customer service for guests of theme park.

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4. Special Events

high Demand
Here's how Special Events is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Served 8-75 guests with parties, weddings, meetings, special events and promotions.
  • Assisted with planning and production of parties and special events.
  • Managed and assisted with special events.
  • Created canopies for special events.
  • Planned special events to cater.
  • Assisted in coordination of special events and corporate event planning; organized activities and set-up itineraries for executives.

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5. Positive Attitude

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Here's how Positive Attitude is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Served guests food in a timely manner while maintaining a calm, positive attitude.
  • Displayed leadership among coworkers Worked with a positive attitude Displayed initiative
  • Experienced cook with a full responsibility of maintaining a positive attitude during stress and pressure.
  • Trained new employees Maintained a positive attitude and relaxed demeanor during lunch and dinner rush Worked multiple positions when needed.
  • Trained new employees Managed the host and desert area Make sure you pre-bus your tables Always have a positive attitude

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6. Food Preparation

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Here's how Food Preparation is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Worked closely with the culinary manager to ensure quality food preparation.
  • Controlled temperatures of cooking equipment during food preparations.
  • Provided on-call Catering duties, greeting, clients, food preparation, kitchen sanitation, serving and buffet set up.
  • Trained in food preparation from making the 'made from scratch side items and dressings', to the meat preparation.
  • Bused tables, operated commercial dishwasher, and food preparation while adhering to strict OSHA standards.
  • Trained new employees in food preparation, service, record keeping and residents' specific diets.
  • Catered banquets, was also involved in food preparation and eating utensil inspections.
  • Maintained all equipment for food preparation to ensure the safety of all employees.
  • Assisted culinary staff with food preparation for various restaurants within the Magic Kingdom.
  • Assisted, and often stood in for, the cook in food preparation.
  • Assisted cooks in daily duties such as food preparation, cleaning and cooking.
  • Helped with food preparation, operated commercial dishwashers, assisted with food service
  • Assisted the chef - prepped before classes and food preparation.
  • Assisted kitchen staff with food preparation for daily services.
  • Co-managed food preparation and service for over 400 children.
  • Executed daily operations of food preparation Resolved customer complaints regarding food service.
  • Attended to residents' needs by assisting with cleaning, dishwashing, and food preparation
  • Adhered to all state regulations in regards to food preparation and health codes.
  • Assisted in food preparation and serving at King Stefans Banquet Hall.
  • Worked directly with caf cooks and management team, while conducting basic food preparation.

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7. Special Requests

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Here's how Special Requests is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Catered special meetings and events according to special requests and orders

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9. Food Service

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Here's how Food Service is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Adhered to strict company guidelines regarding food service sanitation.
  • Coordinated; food service activities, preparing meals by scheduled time.
  • Assisted with research and development for major food service contract.
  • Provided variety of food services for up to 50+ residents.
  • Managed food service orders for Ohio University dining facilities and regional campuses Received training in industrial food service safety and sanitary procedures
  • Assembled and prepared the necessary ingredients and equipment to follow given instructions Organized culinary demonstrations and weekly food service operations
  • Assisted in all elements of food service, host, busser.

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10. Quality Food

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Here's how Quality Food is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured that the standard quality food, recipes and cleanliness were maintained throughout food prep, cooking and playing process.
  • Provided quality food services in a fast-food restaurant environment.
  • Ensured quality food before distributing to residents.
  • Prepared high quality food to the clients' satisfaction, bringing my passion, dedication and creativity to the job.
  • Trained Cast and shared critical information to Cast on key techniques on providing quality food for our Guests.
  • Prepared and sold quality food and beverage products in a safe and clean environment.

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11. Dishes

high Demand
Here's how Dishes is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Served and assisted residents, cleared tables and washed dishes, and kept the kitchen neat and clean
  • Prepared food items including from main dishes to salads, breads, pasta and desserts.
  • Washed dishes, glassware, flatware, pots and pans using dishwashers and by hand.
  • Prepared salads and desserts per customer order, garnished dishes, and performed quality control.
  • Baked breads, cakes and assorted baked dishes for facility and catered events.
  • Cleared and cleaned tables in the kitchen, dining area and washed dishes.
  • Collaborated with team members on high quality dishes prior to customer delivery.
  • Prepared various meals and specific dishes for clients and participants upon request.
  • Washed pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment
  • Rolled Silverware, Washed and put away dishes, prepared desert and drinks
  • Cleaned kitchen, cleaned dishes, and floors.
  • Washed dishes for cooking classes.
  • Cleaned dishes, pots, & pans after the island shut down for the night.
  • Performed general maintenance duties, including mopping floors, washing dishes, wiping counter-tops .
  • Washed pots and pans, did dishes, and general up keep of kitchen
  • Helped with kitchen duties fixing trays taking tray carta to areas cleaning dishes
  • Served food to residents wash dishes cleaned tables off sanatized
  • Washed Dishes Accomplishments Helped me manage my time, and I challenged myself.
  • cleaned, set up for each meal and did dishes
  • Cleaned Dishes Swept and Moped Floors Emptied Trash Fetched Ingredients

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12. Haccp

average Demand
Here's how Haccp is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Practiced HACCP Principles according to state regulation.
  • Trained the Food and Beverage Manager and the dining room staff on the HACCP system and safe working conditions.
  • Performed food samples and laboratory testing, and prepared corresponding reports following HACCP guidelines.
  • Enhanced and enriched HACCP knowledge and practices.
  • Managed and led a HACCP plan for the restaurant.
  • Worked as a Cook II, utilized HACCP, performed in both on-stage and off-stage kitchen positions.

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13. Safety Standards

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Here's how Safety Standards is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured all raw and cooked food items were stored and handled in compliance to meet food safety standards.
  • Oriented new staff by reviewing all policies and procedures and ensured complete understanding of all safety standards.
  • Cooked and prepared food for customers, while meeting food safety standards.
  • Maintained sanitation, health and safety standards in all work areas.
  • Ensured compliance to sanitation, and general workplace safety standards.
  • Ensured and maintained sanitation and safety standards throughout the work area.

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14. Soups

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Here's how Soups is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Followed and help design recipes for sauces and soups.
  • Prepared all sauces and soups for daily sales.
  • Completed courses in: Soups, Stocks & Sauces & Meat Cutting.

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15. Nutritious Meals

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Here's how Nutritious Meals is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared nutritious meals for over 200 young children in a daycare setting.
  • Planned and prepared nutritious meals for children in child care facility.
  • Prepared and serve poverty-stricken children nutritious meals Organized paperwork and data entry for the State Board of Education
  • Organized kitchen to MN state regulations Demonstrated excellent customer service Attended to vulnerable adults Provided nutritious meals for residents

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16. Line Cooks

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Here's how Line Cooks is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Trained 75 new prep and line cooks in restaurant procedures and job specific duties.
  • Directed the work of prep cooks, line cooks, and salad bar attendants.
  • Trained dozens of line cooks on proper specifications and company policies.
  • Trained and supervised new line cooks on food prep policies.
  • Trained incoming line cooks on company standards and recipes.
  • Worked with line cooks to gain practical experience in fast-paced restaurant kitchen.

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17. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Learned proper food handling techniques as well as other food related safety procedures.
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Assigned tasks and oversaw the direction of employees to ensure compliance with food safety procedures and quality control guidelines.
  • Scheduled occupational safety and health training, safe use of cleaning agents, and safety procedures when working.

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18. Sanitation Standards

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Here's how Sanitation Standards is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained sanitation standards as per OSHA guidelines.
  • Established and enforced nutrition and sanitation standards.
  • Maintained HAACP sanitation standards, recognized trouble areas and responded accordingly.
  • Cleaned dining room and kitchen facility according to sanitation standards.
  • Maintained the cleanliness and sanitation standards of the hospital by routine checkup of the cleaning done by facilities staff.
  • Prepared food while ensuring that all food safety and sanitation standards are met.

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19. Service Areas

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Here's how Service Areas is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned and organized eating and service areas.

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20. Special Diets

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Here's how Special Diets is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored computer ID scanning for food trays, documented all special diets in the daily log book.
  • Served 1,350 meals daily, with 1/4 of residents on special diets.
  • Analyzed and calculated nutrient goals in accordance to special diets.

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21. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained positive customer experience by preparing and serving meals upon request.
  • Assisted and trained all department positions, including managers-in-training.
  • Worked multiple positions when necessary.
  • Trained, motivated, and monitored staff with regard to position tasks, organizational procedures, and providing good customer service.
  • Anticipated the needs of participants to make their experience positive and enjoyable, recommended items available for sale.
  • Started off as line cook then worked my way up into the Culinary Director position.
  • Processed bank deposits, and collected and balanced all register and staff money each shift
  • Trained new managers and employees in all kitchen positions, company policies.
  • Received positive feedback in annual review for quality and accuracy of work.
  • Utilized POS system for purchase transactions and balance of register.
  • Certified Trainer in all positions, opened 10 new stores.
  • Stocked vending machine and collected money to be deposited.
  • Worked every position in the back of the house.
  • Discussed and developed several ideas that would perhaps assist the company with spending in terms of necessity as oppose to pleasure.
  • Promoted a positive atmosphere and went above and beyond to guarantee each customer received exceptional food and service.
  • Managaed POS system, engaged in friendly conversations with guests, ensured guests comfort, prepared food.
  • Maintained sanitary work environment with pre and post restaurant clean up.
  • Trained on every positon in the kitchen.
  • Managed employees and schedules Responsible for all kitchen procedures and duties Trained new employees for all restaurant positions

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22. High Volume

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Here's how High Volume is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted the Food Service Administrator with all functions of high volume kitchen.
  • Promoted teamwork by frequently assisting team members during periods of high volume.
  • Worked high volume grill, taking orders and cooking.
  • Dedicated team player in high volume environment.
  • Prepared food and drinks in high volume at a fast pace
  • Aided in the high volume, fast paced production of Appetizers, Salads, buffet items, and pastry presentations.

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23. BOH

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Here's how BOH is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Trained highly skilled Culinary employees, in all expects of the BOH.
  • Ensured safety and regulations were being exercised at all times while working in high paced Back-Of-the House (BOH) environment.
  • Completed ten new restaurant openings in multiple states as a BOH trainer.
  • Served meals according to standards and worked in all BOH positions.
  • Expedited orders requiring clear communication with FOH and BOH.
  • Created an array of menu items -Learned both FOH/BOH restaurant skills -Earned an outstanding review from restaurant manager used towards degree credit

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24. Expo

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Here's how Expo is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared meals for customers and participated in expo.

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25. Communication

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Here's how Communication is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Facilitated communication between management and culinary staff.
  • Demonstrated excellent communications and interpersonal relations.
  • Promoted to supervisory role by management due to attention to detail and professional communication with employees.
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction through verbal communication and by providing excellent service.
  • Used clear communication and professionalism to develop constructive relationships with families.
  • Worked in a team environment with fellow co-workers/students through effective communication.

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26. Cooking Surfaces

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Here's how Cooking Surfaces is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared food and cooked orders according to customer specification Replenished inventory as needed Cleaned all cooking surfaces and equipment
  • Cleaned food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.

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27. Company Standards

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Here's how Company Standards is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored culinary opening and closing duties to ensure they are performed according to company standards.
  • Trained service and culinary staff according to company standards and lead by example.
  • Trained new employees on company standards and new recipes.
  • Certified Culinary Trainer *Exceeded company standards of proper presentation of cuisine * Achieved highest score on Quality Assurance in safety and sanitation
  • Maintained customer/patient confidentiality according to HIPAA and company standards.
  • Organized and implemented a training program that resulted in employees achieving success in accordance to policies and company standards.

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28. Storage Areas

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Here's how Storage Areas is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Rearranged all storage areas according to the restaurant's needs.
  • Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage or cross-contamination.
  • Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage or cross-contamination.
  • Restocked counter storage areas and customer table-top dispensers.
  • Assisted with the cleaning, hygiene, and organization of kitchen, barge in coolers, and all storage areas.
  • Maintained all food and non-food storage areas including walk-in coolers, reach-in coolers and walk-in freezers.

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29. Ticket Times

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Here's how Ticket Times is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Initiated process improvements that reduced ticket times.
  • Expedited food, assured proper techniques, steak temperatures, and regulated ticket times.

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30. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Created databases and spreadsheets to improve inventory management and reporting accuracy.
  • Preformed inventory management-made sure we maintained an adequate supply of necessary materials to conduct business.
  • Trained in Inventory Management of $1,000,000+/yr location Attended Culture values and Leadership seminar

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31. Clean Kitchen

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Here's how Clean Kitchen is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared meals for patients following food safety guidelines and diet Maintained clean kitchen area steriling dishes and equipment Served meals to physicians

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32. Plate Presentation

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Here's how Plate Presentation is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Enforced the standard for plate presentation and food temperatures.

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33. Cooking Classes

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Here's how Cooking Classes is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Prepped and instructed guests on an array of cooking classes and chef demonstrations; including Cupcake Boot camp and Advanced Pasties.
  • Coordinated team-building activities using cooking classes with area businesses as well as private parties.
  • Planned and taught numerous weekly cooking classes for both adults and children.
  • Assisted acclaimed chefs with cooking classes in the Lake Kitchen
  • Assisted in teaching cooking classes and hands on culinary presentations.

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34. Truck Orders

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Here's how Truck Orders is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Certified trainer Worked all positions is back of house Inventory/stocking and truck orders Prepare and cook products Assisted management in daily task
  • Completed all aspects of the kitchen duties from set up to selling.. made truck orders and trained new employees as well.

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35. Customer Complaints

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Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Resolved customer issues expediently to minimize customer complaints.
  • Analyzed customer complaints and feedback for constant improvements.
  • Resolved customer complaints to ensure quality customer service.
  • Resolved customer complaints regarding food service.
  • Addressed customer complaints courteously and professionally.
  • Issued receipts, refunds, credits, and change due to customers and resolved customer complaints.

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36. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Cooked, prepared, and plated meals for events and staff members
  • Implemented new menu roll-outs and trained staff members.
  • Provided onsite training for new staff members in multiple areas of employment.
  • Supervised, directed and trained the cafeteria managers and other staff members.
  • Supervised staff members in arrangement of meals and assurance of meal necessities.
  • Organized kitchen operations for volunteers and six staff members.

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37. Kitchen Supplies

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Here's how Kitchen Supplies is used in Culinary Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored and maintained accurate inventory of all kitchen supplies.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Culinary Assistant

Kitchen Equipment12.3%
Meal Service11.5%
Customer Service11.3%
Special Events10.5%
Positive Attitude10.5%
Food Preparation8%
Special Requests5.8%
Menu Items5.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Culinary Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Kitchen Equipment
Kitchen Equipment
12.3%
12.3%
2
2
Meal Service
Meal Service
11.5%
11.5%
3
3
Customer Service
Customer Service
11.3%
11.3%
4
4
Special Events
Special Events
10.5%
10.5%
5
5
Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude
10.5%
10.5%
6
6
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
8%
8%
7
7
Special Requests
Special Requests
5.8%
5.8%
8
8
Menu Items
Menu Items
5.7%
5.7%
9
9
Food Service
Food Service
4.9%
4.9%
10
10
Quality Food
Quality Food
4.8%
4.8%
11
11
Dishes
Dishes
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Haccp
Haccp
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
Safety Standards
Safety Standards
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Soups
Soups
2.3%
2.3%
15
15
Nutritious Meals
Nutritious Meals
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Line Cooks
Line Cooks
0.5%
0.5%
17
17
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
0.4%
0.4%
18
18
Sanitation Standards
Sanitation Standards
0.3%
0.3%
19
19
Service Areas
Service Areas
0.3%
0.3%
20
20
Special Diets
Special Diets
0.2%
0.2%
21
21
POS
POS
0.2%
0.2%
22
22
High Volume
High Volume
0.2%
0.2%
23
23
BOH
BOH
0.2%
0.2%
24
24
Expo
Expo
0.1%
0.1%
25
25
Communication
Communication
0.1%
0.1%
26
26
Cooking Surfaces
Cooking Surfaces
0.1%
0.1%
27
27
Company Standards
Company Standards
0.1%
0.1%
28
28
Storage Areas
Storage Areas
0.1%
0.1%
29
29
Ticket Times
Ticket Times
0.1%
0.1%
30
30
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
0.1%
0.1%
31
31
Clean Kitchen
Clean Kitchen
0.1%
0.1%
32
32
Plate Presentation
Plate Presentation
0.1%
0.1%
33
33
Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes
0.1%
0.1%
34
34
Truck Orders
Truck Orders
0.1%
0.1%
35
35
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
0.1%
0.1%
36
36
Staff Members
Staff Members
0%
0%
37
37
Kitchen Supplies
Kitchen Supplies
0%
0%

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