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Become A Food Service Aide

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Working As A Food Service Aide

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $22,300

    Average Salary

What Does A Food Service Aide Do At St. Josephs Healthcare System

* Follows established procedures in activities related to ringing up sales accurately and making correct change for customers.
* Demonstrates knowledge of prices and of menu items.
* Adheres to cashiering polices ensuring all sales accounts are rung up accurately: hospital employee, food service employee, medical doctors, students, residents, volunteer, clergy and guests.
* Ensures all information is entered in cash register accurately on the appropriate key.
* Performs a wide variety of routine tasks of sanitation/replenishment in the kitchen, cafeteria, and patient service areas according to departmental and regulatory standards.
* Prepares and operates tray assembly line for patient feedings as needed.
* Operates dish machine, prepares special nourishments, prepares and delivers late trays.
* Serves and distributes food and supplies, snacks, nourishments.
* Preps/operates station on tray line, catering, and/or cafe.
* Handles food in a safe/sanitary manner as per dept. & regulatory standards.
* Prep/portions nourishments, desserts, and cold items according to production counts & therapeutic diets.
* Operates dish machine as per dept. protocol to ensure proper temp. and detergent usage for optimal cleanliness of dishes and utensils.
* Ensures all serviceware is handled in a safe/sanitary manner as per regulatory standards.
* Prepares trays accurately and timely.
* Checks patient trays/ customer meals for accuracy and/or missing items & corrects as needed before delivery.
* Ensures that tray tickets correctly match food items placed on trays.
* Cleans/ sanitizes work station, tables, counter tops, etc as per dept. and regulatory standards.
* Cleans up spills as needed.
* Maintains work area to be neat, clean, organized, and plentiful (but not excessive) with supply.
* Delivers meals (patient/caf-/catering) as per designated scripts & protocols.
* Proper hand washing, uniform, safety measures, and accountability while in any service area.
* Patients: Verify name/MR# against tray ticket & ID band.
* Conducts proper labeling and dating of all perishable food products in refrigeration.
* All food is to be used in accordance to FIFO procedures and expired foods are to be discarded according to policy.
* Conducts behavior of optimal customer service and teamwork according to dept's standards.
* Serves customers according to their desires and instructions.
* Works w/ nursing to ensure patient's meal needs are met.
* Maintains equipment to ensure optimal meal service for customers.
* Reports any equipment issues to supervisor for resolution.
* Collaboratively cross trains to work in all areas of department including (but not limited to): trayline, diet office, cafeteria, catering, cashier, etc.
* Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital.
* Cashier Responsibilities Enters sales information into cash register accurately according to dept. procedure.
* Makes and delivers correct change for customers.
* Counts cash & validates bank w/ mgmt.
* Accurately completes cash deposit sheet & delivers deposits to hospital cashier as per established procedures.
* Provides sales/census receipts to dept. secretary for trending report.
* Demonstrates knowledge and assists customers with information on menu items and accurate pricing.
* Fills, replenishes, and breaks down stations such as paper goods, dairy items, fresh fruit displays, dry goods, etc. in the cafeteria.
* Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.
* Special Projects
* Work requires the ability to read and understand written instruction and no previous experience, High School diploma or equivalent preferred plus three to six months on the job training and orientation.
* Certification preferred as a Food Handler from the City of Paterson or similar food safety certification.
* Work requires the analytical ability to read & understand instructions, add & subtract numbers, make comparisons between numbers and letters.
* Requisition ID: 2018
* Shift: Day/Evening/Night
* Shift Hours AM/PM: Flexible
* Department: SJ FOOD STAFF

What Does A Food Service Aide Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Operates point-of-sale machine to record all transactions in keeping with FHS cash handling policies and procedures.
* Prepares quick service items including but not limited to: burgers, fish and chips, pizza and hot/cold items.
* Operates, safely and accurately, a variety of commercial food service equipment, including knives, slicer, thermometers, measuring utensils, scales, toaster, food warmer, mixer, blender, grill, fryer, broiler, and microwave oven.
* Follows department and government safety and sanitation standards.
* Maintains a “clean as you go” workspace.
* Adheres to and exhibits CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
* Performs related duties as required.
* Qualifications

What Does A Food Service Aide Do At Baptist Village Retirement Communities

* Serve food to patients/residents/staff/guests accurately and according to correct procedures.
* Includes appropriate and adequate functioning on trayline.
* Collect and display foods and beverages for serving.
* Handle, store and provide food and supplies following safe food handling practices to prevent food-borne illness.
* Follow HACCP procedures.
* Prepare food in accordance with planned menus, standardized recipes and special diet orders.
* Assist in food preparation for special functions, as directed.
* Set up meal trays, food cans and/or dining rooms for patient/resident meals according to established policies and procedures.
* Assist Cook in preparing meals, as directed.
* Distribute and collect menus per department policy.
* Deliver food carts, meal trays, snacks, nourishments, etc. to designated areas.
* Remove soiled food trays from carts, dining rooms, etc. and take to dish washing area.
* Perform dish washing/cleaning procedures as directed.
* Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
* Follow established safety, security and sanitation practices.
* Follow established Infection Control and Universal Precautions when performing daily tasks.
* Assist with daily scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures, as directed by the Unit Director.
* Receive and appropriately respond to oral and written communications and directions.
* Work with the facility’s clinical staff as necessary and implement changes as required.
* Ensure that all food service policies and procedures are followed.
* Develop and maintain a good working rapport with all food service personnel, as well as with other departments and patients/residents within the facility, to assure that food service can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the patients/residents.
* Create and maintain an atmosphere of good will and positiveness throughout the department and facility.
* Maintain professional behavior.
* Participate/assist with departmental projects, as assigned.
* Attend and participate in inservice training programs within the department and facility.
* Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent patient/resident care information to assure patient/resident rights are protected.
* Identify customer requirements, seek customer feedback and meet customer expectations on a timely basis.
* Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
* The associate is authorized to have very limited access to resident health information as needed to provide treatment, for billing purposes, or the purpose of healthcare operations.
* Report to shift supervisor at end of shift for department check-off

What Does A Food Service Aide Do At Marriott

* Operate and maintain cleaning equipment and tools, including the dish washing machine, hand wash stations pot-scrubbing station, and trash compactor.
* Wash and disinfect kitchen and store room areas, tables, tools, knives, and equipment.
* Receive deliveries, store perishables properly, and rotate stock.
* Ensure clean wares are stored in appropriate areas.
* Use detergent, rinsing, and sanitizing chemicals in the 3-compartment sink to clean dishes.
* Inspect, pull, and stack cleaned items, send soiled items back for re-scrubbing and re-washing.
* Rack and spray all racked items with hot water to loosen and remove food residue.
* Sort, soak, and wash/re-wash silverware.
* Breakdown dirty bus tubs.
* Empty and maintain trashcans and dumpster area.
* Clean and mop all areas in assigned departments.
* Dispose of glass in the proper containers.
* Break down cardboard boxes and place them and other recyclables in the recycle bin.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report maintenance needs, accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; complete safety training and certifications.
* Protect company assets.
* Speak with others using clear and professional language.
* Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others; support team to reach common goals.
* Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards.
* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.
* Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time.
* Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
* Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
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What Does A Food Service Aide Do At Vanderbilt University Medical Center

* Maintains all reusable food vessels in a sanitary and serviceable condition.
* Maintains a safe, sanitary and organized production and storage areas and equipment.
* Maintains a safe working environment.
* The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
* CUSTOMER SERVICE - (NOVICE):_ - Demonstrates the ability to influence customers.
* Knows how to verify and clarify the needs and expectations of customers.
* Responds quickly and efficiently to customer service requests.
* Participates in and conducts meetings with customers.
* Keeps customers informed of status via standard reporting techniques.
* Meets the continuing service needs of a customer group, including requests for changes in work content.
* Responds to customers with an appropriate level of urgency, energy, persistence and tenacity.
* Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate nutrition utility in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
* Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate dishwashing services in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
* Organizational Impact: Performs clearly defined tasks and methods described in detail to achieve standardized solutions that impact own performance with regular guidance.
* Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Follows a well established process to solve routine problems where solutions are clearly prescribed.
* Breadth of Knowledge: Has basic job knowledge of systems and procedures that are common to own job.
* Team Interaction: Individually contributes to the team.
* Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
* Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
* Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
* Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
* Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
* Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.
* Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards Ensures continuous improvement.
* Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond

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How To Become A Food Service Aide

Food preparation workers typically learn their skills through on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required.


There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food preparation worker.


Most food preparation workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Trainees typically start by working under the supervision of an experienced worker, who teaches them basic kitchen duties. Training also may include basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations, as well as instructions on how to handle and prepare food.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Food preparation workers chop vegetables, cut meat, and perform many other tasks with sharp knives. They must have the ability to work quickly and safely with sharp objects.

Listening skills. Food preparation workers must understand customers’ orders and follow directions from cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Physical stamina. Food preparation workers stand on their feet for long periods while they prepare food, clean work areas, or lift heavy pots from the stove.

Physical strength. Food preparation workers should be strong enough to lift and carry heavy food supply boxes, which often can weigh up to 50 pounds.


Advancement opportunities for food preparation workers depend on their training and work experience. Many food preparation workers advance to assistant or line cook positions as they learn basic cooking skills.

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Food Service Aide Demographics


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  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Ukrainian

  • Cantonese

  • Malay

  • French

  • Greek

  • Russian

  • Italian

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Real Food Service Aide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Food Service Aide Sun Han Corporation Boston, MA Aug 11, 2016 $20,800
Food Service Aide Sun Han Corporation Boston, MA Oct 08, 2016 $20,800
Food Service Aide Jung Enterprises Inc. MA May 12, 2016 $20,197
Food Service Aide Jung Enterprises Inc. MA Nov 04, 2016 $20,197
Food Service Aide Jung Enterprises Inc. MA Apr 22, 2016 $20,197
Food Service Aide Bonchon Allston, LLC. MA May 16, 2016 $20,197
Food Service Aide Jung Enterprises Inc. MA Jul 14, 2016 $20,197
Food Service Aide Hope Color, Inc. Arlington, MA Sep 08, 2015 $18,637
Food Service Aide Hope Color, Inc. Arlington, MA Sep 09, 2015 $18,637
Food Service Aide Kim & Jung Corp. Brookline, MA Jul 02, 2015 $18,637

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Top Food Service Aide Skills

  1. Kitchen Equipment
  2. Meal Trays
  3. Food Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operate a variety of kitchen equipment such as ovens, grills, toasters, fryers, and mixers.
  • Prepare client meal trays and deliver * Clean hospital kitchen and cafeteria * Serve customers in hospital cafeteria * Run cash register
  • JOB TITLE: Food Service Aid 11: Have basic Knowledge of patient identifiers, diets, and allergies.
  • Cleaned food preparation areas, cooking surfaces and utensils.
  • Make coffee, serve food and drinks to elderly patients, make desserts, clean/put away dishes, and sweep/mop kitchen.

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