Top Food Service Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Food Service Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Food Service Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.4% of Food Service Assistant resumes contained Kitchen Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Food Service Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Kitchen Equipment

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Here's how Kitchen Equipment is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Plan special equipment purchases (i.e., warehouse/storage equipment, industrial/commercial kitchen equipment).
  • Cleaned kitchen equipment and appliances, held responsibility of reporting equipment repairs.
  • Operated kitchen equipment according to safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Operated cash register and utilized kitchen equipment.
  • Operate food processing and kitchen equipment like weights, blend, griddle, thermometer, measures tools and cutting tool.
  • Prepare and serve food for customers, clean kitchen equipment, clean patio, make kitchen presentable for next shift.
  • Performed in the cleaning and storing of Dishes, Utensils, Kitchen Equipment, Food and Supplies.
  • Operate stoves, ovens, steam kettles, dishwasher, slicer, mixer and other kitchen equipment.
  • Managed proper storage and usage of food products while maintaining kitchen equipment and machinery.
  • Cleaned and sanitized kitchen equipment, tools, and completed state required forms.
  • Load and run dishwasher, Clean and maintain coffee and kitchen equipment.
  • Update and maintain inventories of food, kitchen equipment, and supplies.
  • Operated, cleaned and maintained kitchen equipment and work space clean.
  • Cleaned pots, pans, dishes and kitchen equipment and appliances.
  • Operated a variety of standard kitchen equipment, dishwasher and ovens.
  • Start up, operating and shut down of all kitchen equipment.
  • Have working knowledge of kitchen equipment and food production procedures.
  • Operated, maintained, and cleaned field kitchen equipment.
  • Operate large and small kitchen equipment and tools.
  • Maintained and care for kitchen equipment.

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2. Food Preparation

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Here's how Food Preparation is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Reorganized food preparation process and reduced prep time as company expanded and relocated to new facility.
  • Assisted with food preparation and service*Washed dishes*Served patients their meals*Cleared tables*Maintained cleanliness of the kitchen
  • Gained early experience supporting food preparation and providing customer service in fast-paced environment.
  • Maintained cleanliness of kitchenware and food preparation areas in a fast-paced restaurant kitchen.
  • Cleaned equipment, storage areas, food preparation and maintain necessary sanitary conditions.
  • Operate various manual and electrically powered industrial food preparation equipment.
  • Supervised and contributed to patient food preparation and distribution.
  • Clean and sanitize refrigerator/s and food preparation area/s.
  • Assisted with food preparation/plating/delivery to patients and staff/storage/sanitation.
  • Monitored food preparation, serving and cafeteria areas.
  • Certified in sanitation and food preparation.
  • Provided Culinary aptitude in food preparation.
  • Develop daily food preparation and production.
  • Understand food preparation and safety instructions.
  • Performed preliminary food preparation procedures.
  • Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as gathering ingredients for deserts on the daily menu.
  • Assist in food preparation, cooking, baking and serving of menu items and/or snack bar menu items in the cafeteria.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment and utensils sanitation and safety issues.
  • Assisted kitchen staff in preparing food orders, and food preparation prior to restaurant opening, kitchen clean up at business end
  • Worked with private catering service; assisted with the food preparation and serving; Washed and clean the work area.

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3. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained and balanced cash register - Assisted with catered orders - Received and processed customers orders - Exhibited memorable customer service
  • Provided hundreds of YMCA members with excellent customer service, while interacting professionally and enthusiastically with them every day.
  • Observe and evaluate employee-customer interaction and resolve any conflicts as they occur, ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Ensured compliance with strict quality control requirements while delivering exemplary customer service within fast-paced work environment.
  • Deliver meals to residents and provide excellent support and customer service to executive chef and residents
  • Provided friendly and hospitable customer service by ensuring each customer's satisfaction and delight
  • Delivered outstanding customer service by ensuring that each customer received quality food service.
  • Worked independently and as a team member and provided exceptional customer service.
  • Received top producer award for outstanding customer service, exceeding expectation.
  • Provided customer service and met requirements in a fast-paced environment
  • Provided Excellent customer service and maintained a customer satisfaction.
  • Delivered patients food with exceptional customer service skills.
  • Perform the duties of customer service representative when required
  • Demonstrate great customer service and problem-solving when necessary.
  • Provided excellent customer service to dining patrons.
  • Ordered product and provided exceptional customer service.
  • Provided outstanding customer service by greeting customers.
  • Provided consistent and customer focused customer service
  • Processed all cash and credit transactions, take customers orders, Provided excellent customer service ensured dining area was clean after guests
  • Provided customer service while maintaining cash register area, responsible for making the ice, and serving it to the customer.

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4. Meal Trays

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Here's how Meal Trays is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Stock refrigerators with essential items that are needed, and serve nutrition assistants who build patient meal trays.
  • Fill the patient meal trays, making sure everything was appropriate with their given diet.
  • Ensured the accurate preparation of patient meal trays in accordance with diet guidelines.
  • Job duties included: Setting-up meal trays and delivering to patients.
  • Prepare meal trays to be served to the residents.
  • Deliver patient meal trays to their rooms.
  • Deliver meal trays to the patients.
  • Assemble and delivery food/meal trays and night time snacks Cleaning up of the dishes and transportation of meal carts.
  • Delivered patient meal trays Ensured patients with prescribed diets received correct meals Followed infection control and food safety guidelines
  • Prepared and participated in the assembly of patients meal trays following patients menus and modifying food selections as necessary.
  • Prepare meal trays for patients Deliver food throughout the hospital Input data into systems Washed and sterilized dishes and utilities
  • Check meal trays in Temperature check the product Maintain the food record books in each wing Back Stock/Stock wings

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5. Food Service Equipment

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Here's how Food Service Equipment is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned serving counters, tables, chairs, food containers, and other food service equipment.
  • Performed sanitation duties including the cleaning of all food service equipment and work area.
  • Operate and maintain food service equipment in a safe and skillful manner.
  • Cleaned and maintained food service equipment, utensils and work areas.
  • Cleaned and sanitized food service equipment before and after meal services.
  • Directed and assisted in the movement of food service equipment.
  • Operate food service equipment and cash register.
  • Operated food service Equipment and Dishwasher.

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6. Food Safety

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Here's how Food Safety is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Supervised service line to ensure proper food environment by performing daily and periodic cleaning for food safety and sanitation requirements.
  • Clean and maintain kitchen according to Department of Environmental Health Food Safety and Sanitation requirements.
  • Maintained, enforced and regulated food safety and sanitation.
  • Followed strict daily adherence to Food Safety legislation.
  • Prepared ingredients and food according to food safety regulations
  • Provided food safety guidelines for personal hygiene.
  • Maintained food safety and sanitation measures.
  • Complete food prep, cook, take phone orders, dishwasher and perform daily cleaning and food safety.
  • Followed strict food safety guidelines in compliance with Federal, State, County and District regulations and policies.
  • Followed a compliance and food safety culture to limit legal risk and maintain cleanliness onstage and offstage.
  • Prepare and serve Breakfast and lunch to students and staff using proper food safety guidelines.
  • Adhered to military standards and food safety guidelines to ensure safety and nutrition of soldiers.
  • Follow strict guidelines for food safety as set forth by company policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain food safety standards as well as ensuring a clean, safe work and dining environment
  • Followed department policies to ensure a high level of food safety and sanitation.
  • Served lunch and health snacks while ensuring proper food safety according to regulations.
  • Performed cleaning and sanitizing duties while adhering to the Food Safety guidelines.
  • Tested temperature of food in specified intervals to ensure food safety 5.
  • Provide meals for students, maintain food safety standards and prepare products.
  • Followed Food Safety standards and maintain a clean dining area.

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8. Beverage Orders

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Here's how Beverage Orders is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared, stored and assembled food and beverage orders also maintained and sanitized dining area.
  • Receive and prepared food and beverage orders for military and civilian employees.
  • Take and prepare food and beverage orders following customer specifications.
  • Greeted and cashed-out customers with their food/beverage orders
  • Prepared & stored food ingredients, assembled food & beverage orders, checked to make sure they were accurate.
  • Prepare and store food ingredients/assemble food and beverage orders *Maintain a clean, safe work and dining environment.

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9. Storage Areas

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Here's how Storage Areas is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Stored food in designated containers/storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Maintained inventories in storage areas as delegated.
  • Maintain inventories, including putting away or taking out, in storage areas as instructed.
  • Assisted with the cleaning, hygiene and organization of kitchen and storage areas.
  • Wash dishes, clean utensils and storage areas.
  • Unload trucks and stock storage areas.
  • Maintain dish room storage areas.
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage or cross contamination Clean work areas, equipment and dishes.

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10. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Assure compliance with Kitchen sanitation and safety procedures and regulations.
  • Operated dishwasher in accordance with safety procedures to wash, clean and sanitize all eating and drinking utensils.
  • Followed proper safety procedures and policies concerning food handling, rotation, and storage.
  • Followed safety procedures and restaurant rules and prep all food setups.
  • Complied with Food Safety Procedures.
  • Support team manager with customer service and improving store appearance Trained in Safety Procedures and Health Code regulations
  • Follow safety procedures Target, Cincinnati, OH
  • Delivered food trays to patients' rooms Assembled food trays Followed safety procedures
  • assisted in food preperation , maintained stock of salad bar, followed all health and safety procedures

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11. Kitchen Areas

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Here's how Kitchen Areas is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned and organized eating, service, and kitchen areas including refrigerators, coolers and storage areas.
  • Maintained cleanliness of cafeteria and kitchen areas in accordance with OSHA standards.
  • Clean kitchen areas and appliances, handle cash and collect meals tickets.
  • Cleaned up pots, plates, utensils, and kitchen areas.
  • Sanitized the kitchen areas and prepackaged lunches for additional schools.
  • Assist in Food Prep, Utility, and sanitation of all of the kitchen areas .

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12. Pantry

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Here's how Pantry is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Facilitated the reorganization and restocking of the entire food pantry
  • Assisted the Pantry Manager with receiving, sorting, stocking, and storing refrigerated food items and packing food orders.
  • Record keeping, building reports, answering questions from the community on the current metrics and pantry special needs.
  • Served staff and students in cafeteria, had to stock, keep logs for pantry, dealt with vendors.
  • Completed paperwork as needed, filed, inventory, cleaned pantry, and other duties as needed.
  • Worked with groups, community agencies and organizations, to orientate them on Pantry and agency activities.
  • Replenished and stocked food pantry, ordered food from Long island care's and Island Harvest.
  • Assist with all inventory procedures, ensuring all food in fridge, freezer/ pantry is dated.
  • Inventory of food supplies to ensure ingredients are available for meal preparation this encompasses stocking pantry.
  • Unload and store pallets of food from Houston Food Bank in food pantry storage areas.
  • Maintain all conference rooms, event space, pantry areas and other office maintenance responsibilities.
  • Receive the load, stock and organize pantry, cooler, and freezer.
  • Worked on organizing the food in the pantry so it could readily available.
  • Sign guests into the pantry and assist in allocating food packages to them.
  • Provided daily check that all pantry areas are cleaned, organized and stocked.
  • Helped Families and the homeless pick out foods from the food pantry.
  • Take clients through pantry and provide prepacked food box as needed.
  • Clean pantry area by sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming floors.
  • Input Food Pantry data into the HMIS computer system.
  • Maintained a clean, organized and well-stocked food pantry.

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13. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared and served breakfast and lunch to children and staff, catered special events, utilized projection and production logs.
  • Scheduled dining room private parties and in-house special events (holidays, birthdays, and celebrations of life).
  • Deliver, set-up and serve catered items at special events, parties, and meetings throughout Greater Boston.
  • Assist in food service, order and receive stock, help with organization of all special events.
  • Meet with the houseman to go over setup of banquet rooms for special events.
  • Assisted with special events and functions, requiring interaction with residents and other employees.
  • Work with the Head Golf Pro and General Manager on all special events.
  • Assist and coordinated group bookings for special events, marketing and promotions.
  • Assisted with Catering for special events happening on- campus and off campus.
  • Worked in all areas of the food service and with special events.
  • Shop assistance including setting up and running tournaments and special events.
  • Aided in sales and reservations for all holiday and special events
  • Meet with caterer to plan menus for special events.
  • Planned and participated in the catering of special events.
  • Experience in catering special events/open house between 300-500 people.
  • Set up tables and rooms for special events.
  • Organized special events and over 2,000 meals daily.
  • Planned and executed special events and meals.
  • Participated in all special events and promotions.
  • Supervised special events planning & banquets.

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14. Steam Tables

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Here's how Steam Tables is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Set up food service counters and steam tables with hot and cold foods and beverages.
  • Set up and cleaned salad bars, steam tables, deli bar and desert carousels.
  • Set up serving lines, place food in steam tables or counters and serve food.
  • Served food from counters and steam tables to cafeteria patrons.
  • Place food and beverages items in steam tables.
  • Scrub and polish counters, steam tables, and other equipment Take inventory of supplies assign work to staff or employees.

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15. Food Service Areas

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Here's how Food Service Areas is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Replenish food service areas to include supply of dishes, foods, beverages, condiments, and other established supplies.
  • Set up, tear down and sanitize food service areas and all equipment.
  • Cleaned food service areas and equipment to ensure sanitation standards were met.
  • Maintain cleanliness in food service areas and throughout the food establishment.
  • Serve food to clients, clean and organize food Service areas
  • Assist in multiple libraries and food service areas.
  • Monitored students in food service areas.
  • Interact with guests on a regular basis and help manage multi-functional food service areas in a single unit.
  • Maintain the kitchen and food service areas in a safe clean and orderly condition .

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16. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Organized catering events, and general data entry as needed.
  • Performed data entry for all menus and meal plans.
  • Request updated nutritional information from supplier via email Complete data entry for ingredients in templates.
  • Scheduled catering events and organized food in the kitchen Data entry Food delivery
  • General administrative duties, including busy phones, handling correspondence, data entry, and organize and maintain filing system.
  • Managed complete data entry and customer support functions for WIC food Center

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17. Special Diets

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Here's how Special Diets is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Calculated and prepared food for special diets, low fat, low cholesterol, allergy, vegetarian, and for children.
  • Assisted in many aspects of the food services area; prepared meals for persons with special diets.
  • Served food on tray line taking care to call our special diets.
  • Assisted patients requiring special diets in their choices from hospital menu.
  • Learned different types of special diets in the kitchen as well.
  • Assist patients in choosing special diets from the kitchen menu.
  • Serve residents meals, in accordance with special diets Provide exceptional customer care

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18. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared variance analysis and reporting sensitive item inventory control.
  • Maintained monthly inventory control and weekly stock ordering.
  • Liaised with and prepared ordering, receipt, inventory control and issued of subsistence items for my Department Head.
  • Perform menu planning, catering, inventory control, and purchasing all food, paper and cleaning products.
  • Inventory control of supplies, equipment, including monitor use of government food commodities.
  • Incorporated inventory controls, budgeting, and food purchasing with everyday costs.
  • Conducted inventory control of all meals prepared and served.
  • Followed inventory control measures to reduce waste.
  • Assisted with inventory control and stock.
  • Focused efforts on cost efficiencies, automated inventory control, pricing, team productivity, and bottom-line profitability.
  • Monitor meal purchases, create excel spread sheets for monthly reports, manage inventory control and State compliance
  • Maintained inventory control and managed vendor selection Negotiated prices with new vendors Prepared selling reports on items sold on website
  • Perform leader responsibilities with information center attendants Assist in advising and training new staff Monitor purchasing Inventory control

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19. Kitchen Utensils

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Here's how Kitchen Utensils is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Clean and sanitizes kitchen, kitchen utensils, floors, work stations, tables and other food service/cafeteria areas.
  • Weigh, measure and mix ingredients according to spec recipes using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Machine washed kitchen utensils and properly stored and wrapped foods at required food safety temperatures.
  • Wash dishes such as pots, pans and other kitchen utensils
  • Cleaned/sterilized dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment and facilities.
  • Cleaned a sterilized dishes, kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Washed and put away various dishes and kitchen utensils.
  • Washed and sanitized dishes and kitchen utensils.
  • Cleaned a sterilized dishes, kitchen utensils and equipment Examined trays to ensure that they contain required items.

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20. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Deposited lunch money at the bank, provided a clean and safe environment for students in the cafeteria.
  • Cleaned the kitchen pots and pans and inside the hospital kitchen to ensure a clean and safe environment.
  • Maintained clean and safe environment, including in the kitchen, building exterior, and dumpsters.
  • Cleaned the food preparation area and maintained a safe environment for preparing and cooking food items.
  • Follow OSHA rules and regulations, as well as enforcement to maintain a safe environment.
  • Provide a safe environment for program students and monitor student behavior.
  • Maintain safe environment for preparation and cooking of meals.
  • Maintain clean and safe environment for child to play.
  • Help maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Maintained a clean and safe environment Administrative paperwork
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment Inventory check and receive inventory
  • Provide qualitycustomer service, make sure customers needs are met, and keep a clean safe environment for fellowco-workers and customers.

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21. Food Carts

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Here's how Food Carts is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Delivered food carts to floors of patients and residents, and then retrieve for delivery back to kitchen.
  • Help prepare and deliver patient food and food carts clean and sanitize equipment and work area.
  • Assist in complying with individual meal tickets, loading food carts, and serving meals.
  • Assist in arranging tray cards, loading food carts, and delivering meals.
  • Clean and sanitize food carts, trays and dishes according to health standards.
  • Take the food carts to the patients floors for delivery.
  • Delivered the food carts to the units.
  • Load food carts for elementary schools.
  • Load / unload food carts.
  • Started as a Porter where I pushed food carts and worked in dishroom.
  • Prepare food carts for Delta Aircraft Stock food items to ensure they are available
  • Prepare mealsWash dishesClean dining roomsClean kitchenPrepare thickened fluidsPrepare snacks and set up traysTake food carts to dining roomsEmpty trash

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22. Customer Orders

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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Directed customer orders accurately and efficiently, minimizing delays and maximizing customer experience throughout.
  • Prepare customer orders and all necessary ingredients.
  • Recorded customer orders and confirmed with customer.
  • Take customer orders; make sandwiches, fries, onion rings.
  • Assist food services with delivery and service of customer orders.
  • Wrapped and packed food to fulfill customer orders.
  • Receive and distribute customer orders.
  • Expedited customer orders to assist Servers in maintaining customer satisfaction.
  • Cashiered -Cooked customer orders -Maintained cleanliness of restaurant
  • Hired as a food assistance at the Shepherd University Wellness Caf Responsible for running cash register and handling customer orders
  • Job Responsibilities: *Take customer orders, suggest items if needed *Make food according to orders
  • Cash and credit card transaction Supervised, Trained Taking orders customer orders, serving food and drinks
  • Trained new employees Prepared food Took customer orders Stocked food dispensers

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23. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Recorded meal counts to provide documentation and/or convey information for planning purposes to supervisory and management personnel.
  • Cooked food items for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements and/or projected meal requirements.
  • Provided superior customer service representation through positive interactions and product knowledge with every customer.
  • Prepared documentation for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information.
  • Processed various documentation for the purpose of providing food and money accountability.
  • Position emphasized training new associates and insuring excellent customer service.
  • Welcomed customers and performed cashier/cash-handling duties using POS system.
  • Maintain financial regimens and establish positive client relationships.
  • Maintain positive and professional attitude and appearance.
  • Provided outstanding customer service with positive feedback.
  • Distributed incoming post and coordinated outgoing post.
  • Uphold a positive restaurant experience by greeting people warmly and making them feel welcome throughout their visit to guarantee their return.
  • Possess the necessary skills to handle and follow proper cash procedures, follow cleanliness guidelines, and adhere to safety programs.
  • Consummate professional in managing numerous and diverse administration functions for thousands of military personnel and the entire Fort Carson Army Post.
  • Investigated contents of damaged packages to ensure caps and covers did not come loose during transit to avoid any possible leakage.
  • Provide excellent and personalized service to diners so that they can have a positive memory of their meal and service.
  • Instruct child in positive health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, toilet habits and dressing appropriately.
  • Excel at developing strong relationships with staff, senior executives, and clients; strong record creating a positive impression.
  • Delivered patient trays and maintained positive attitude to make patients dining experience as pleasant as possible while in the hospital.
  • Key Results: * Performed financial transactions by receiving payments and issuing correct change, counted revenue and made deposits.

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24. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Respond to incoming telephone inquiring, screening calls making sure that calls are referred to the appropriate staff members.
  • Managed staff of approximately 120 staff members, leads, supervisors and Manages.
  • Plan and Prep meals and snacks for students and staff members at schools.
  • Trained staff members in safety procedures set by the Department of Health.
  • Opened, closed and cleaned dining area with other staff members.
  • Served breakfast and lunch to students and staff members daily.
  • Prepare nutritious meal for kids and staff members using recipe.
  • Trained new staff members on departmental policies and procedures.
  • Prepare meals for students, teachers and staff members.
  • Assist students and staff members on food choices.
  • Welcomed and trained in new staff members.
  • Established and maintained effective working relationships with children, parents, and other staff members
  • Have a strong understanding of food safety Assisted with training new staff members
  • Observed all the staff members performance and gave feedbacks based on their performance.

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25. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Make Phone Calls and Send letters to all customers with charges over $15.00.
  • Answered phone calls and processed any works orders that came through the printers.
  • Handled incoming and outgoing phone calls concerning reservations and guest inquires.
  • Handled delivered supplies and groceries and also handled phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls for all to go orders.
  • Answer phone calls for the business when needed.
  • Answer phone calls to take patients food orders.
  • Washed dishes, answered phone calls.
  • Answered multi -line telephone calls, and took accurate messages.
  • Managed phone calls & event bookings Serve Food Dish washer

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26. Portion Control

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Here's how Portion Control is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Assure food items are properly heated, packaged and wrapped according to established procedures and portion control standards.
  • Utilize standardized recipes and approved price schedule and portion controls are followed.
  • Assure proper portion control, assure food is attractively served.
  • Exercised portion control, food cost and labor cost.
  • serve food to students and adults use and portion control standards as directed .
  • Serve resident meals accurately using portion control standards and techniques2.

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27. Room Service

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Here's how Room Service is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Provided room service and food for patients as well as maintaining a clean and presentable space in the work area.
  • Oversee and managed the day to day operations of the Basil Bar, Club Lounge and Room Service.
  • Delivered patients' meals directly to the patients or other Room Service Associates on the nursing units.
  • Handled all patient care issues pertaining to food service on room service tray line and sanitation.
  • Lounge Bartender- Restaurant Server- Room Service - Banquet Bartender & Server.
  • Worked as a dietary clerk handling inbound calls for room service.
  • Club Lounge, Basil restaurant, Room Service, Banquets.
  • Managed the restaurant, kitchen and room service operations effectively.
  • Schedule all employees for bar dining and room service.
  • Deliver room service requests to patient rooms.
  • Table service, bar service, barista service, room service and room and table preparation.
  • Trained in:-Food and Beverage service ( Waitress and bartender )- Bar- Supervision- Room services- Banqueting- Food and Beverage Management
  • Employed Cash handling Experience Preparing dishes for Cafe/Room service Assemble patient trays Maintain food temps Caterings

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28. Meal Prep

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Here's how Meal Prep is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted middle school cafeteria staff in meal preparation for students, faculty and staff following the established nutritional guidelines.
  • Developed healthy meal plans and oversaw meal preparations to ensure a high-quality of nutrition in the patient's diet.
  • Assisted with meal preparation and setup, operating register, cleaning and preparation for next day's business.
  • Assist with Meal Prep, Baking, Serving Students, Staff and Visitors, Clean up procedures.
  • Coordinate train and oversee kitchen staff in meal preparation and presentation from kitchen to the floor.
  • Assisted the Food Services Director with secretarial duties, meal preparation, and clean-up.
  • Assist manager with food/meal preparation; maintain cash receipts and meal ticket records.
  • Assisted in meal preparation for patients in accordance to doctors' instructions.
  • Experienced in meal preparation and daily operation of fast food restaurant.
  • Manage patient meal preparation in diet office ensuring safety compliance.
  • Assisted in meal preparation for hospital staff and patients.
  • Assisted supervisor with meal preparation and meal planning.
  • Complete meal preparation and service.
  • Assist cooks with meal preparation.
  • Responsibilities*Served students three meals daily*Maintained a clean cafeteria enviroment*Assisted Cook In Meal preparation and production*Stocked supply room with pertinent inventory
  • Assisted with maintenance and sanitation of facility Responsible for prep station and assisting cooking in meal preparation.

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29. Sanitation Standards

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Here's how Sanitation Standards is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured appropriate inventory levels, equipment maintenance and sanitation standards.
  • Followed proper safety and sanitation standards and procedures.
  • Monitor kitchen and work counters to ensure the sanitation standards are meet.
  • Maintained safety and sanitation standards of the department at all times.
  • Maintained sanitation standards and conditions in dining room and kitchen.
  • Adhere to all cost containment measures and sanitation standards.
  • Document pertinent diet information Adhere to food safety and sanitation standards to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

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30. Haccp

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Here's how Haccp is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain the kitchen work areas in accordance with HACCP regulations, Sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor.
  • Ensured that all lunches were kept at correct temperatures and applied HACCP standards.
  • Followed all safety and proper food handling procedures according to HACCP standards.
  • Prepare healthy meals for students and staff following all the HACCP guidelines.
  • Assist in assorted company projects such as HACCP planning and implementation.
  • Followed HACCP guidelines checked food temperature, sanitize utensils and work area.
  • Follow and enforce all Sodexo policies and HACCP procedures.

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31. Courteous Member Service

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Here's how Courteous Member Service is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Pull stock supplies and ingredients Cleaning kitchen area and eating area Providing prompt and courteous member service
  • Follow proper safety and sanitation procedures and standards and provide prompt and courteous member service.
  • Provide prompt and courteous member service while ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Provided prompt and courteous member service at all times.
  • Provide prompt and courteous member service.

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32. Hospital Patients

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Here's how Hospital Patients is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared and delivered food trays to hospital patients, performing any combination of duties on tray line.
  • Prepared and served food to hospital patients and visitors in the desired location of the Hospital cafeteria
  • Prepared and delivered food trays to hospital patients based on their dietary requirements.
  • Developed meal plan templates for specified calorie ranges for hospital patients.
  • Practice excellent customer service toward hospital patients and their guests.
  • Prepared and delivered meals to hospital patients.
  • Performed serving duties for hospital patients.
  • Prepare trays for hospital patients.
  • Deliver trays to hospital patients Assembly patient trays and check for accuracy.
  • Delivered meals to hospital patients in a timely manner.
  • Served food in hospital cafeteria Washed dishes Delivered food to hospital patients Clean tables

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33. Food Distribution

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Here's how Food Distribution is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Led team in food distribution, keeping food orders numerically organized by floor.
  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring all meals are delivered to the correct recipients.
  • Assisted with food distribution.Maintained clean kitchen environment.
  • Assisted with food distribution, replenishing of food bins, stocking of inventories and clean up after food distribution !
  • Monitored food distribution, ensuring that orders were delivered in a timely manner.
  • volunteer once a week) * Assisted with food distribution to the community * Prepared & served breakfast/maintenance

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34. Cold Food Items

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Here's how Cold Food Items is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Assembled cold food items and allocated appropriately.
  • Prepared cold food items as well as ensured that hot items were cooked to proper temperature.
  • Prepared all cold food items to be sold for breakfast and lunch time cafeteria meals.
  • Take all temps of hot and cold food items.
  • Served hot and cold food items for over 75 residents throughout shift in a fast pace environment.
  • Completed set-up of cafeteria lines, steam tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food items & beverages.

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35. Health Codes

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Here's how Health Codes is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Stay abreast of all nutritional information, supplies and health codes while overseeing the operations of the cafeteria and kitchen.
  • Served food while abiding by proper health codes, nutritional information and in accordance with recipe instructions and government regulations.
  • Complied with department standards and health codes including monitoring food temperatures hourly, product rotation and checking expiration dates.
  • Serve meals with appropriate portions with special attention on food temperature to prevent violation to State Health Codes.
  • Compiled with health codes and food safety requirements such as sanitation, temperature, and product rotation requirements.
  • Complied with health codes, such as sanitation, temperatures, product rotation, and expiration dates.
  • Learned health codes and food safety standards, worked as line cook, server and deliver.
  • Assisted the head cook with the preparation of nutritional meals while following proper health codes.
  • Comply with state health codes and standards related to sanitation and food handling practices.
  • Implemented & followed food and safety regulations & adhered to health codes.
  • Prepared ingredients according to instructions, approved procedures and health codes.

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36. Sanitary Condition

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Here's how Sanitary Condition is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured kitchen and eating facility met quality sanitary conditions.
  • Maintained sanitary conditions in kitchen.
  • Prepare and serve food items to students and school personnel, maintain food services facilities in a safe and sanitary condition.
  • Displayed and served hot and cold and maintained clean and sanitary conditions of the cafeteria during hours of operation.
  • Maintain a high level of sanitary conditions & cooking temperature of food.
  • Maintained facilities in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition.
  • Maintain food service facilities and equipment in a sanitary condition.
  • Prepared and served cafeteria food, and Maintained the cafeteria and dining area in sanitary condition.

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37. Positive Attitude

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Here's how Positive Attitude is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer service by demonstrating energetic, and positive attitude with customer interactions.
  • Provided excellent customer service by following proper health and safety guidelines, maintaining a positive attitude while serving rushes of customers
  • Helped improve guest experience by offering a positive attitude and wonderful customer service while maintaining a clean and friendly work environment
  • Maintained a positive attitude and provide excellent customer service.
  • Exhibited passion and professionalism by maintaining positive attitude and followed supervisor directions under fast-paced work environment.
  • Maintained positive attitude towards public.

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38. Servsafe

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Here's how Servsafe is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Passed annual governmental and secular health certifications including ServSafe.
  • Carry out advanced sanitation requirements Operate machinery needed to prepare food Complete transactions for all staff and students ServSafe Certification
  • Certified ServSafe instructor/proctor for WorkForce Solutions.
  • Maintained multiple kitchens while following ServSafe and HACCP.
  • Certified: WIC Works Resource System, ServSafe, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Online Continuing
  • Cooked food using servsafe guidelines.

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39. Food Service Facilities

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Here's how Food Service Facilities is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared food service facilities for the serving of food count and set out an appropriate number of food trays.
  • Prepare food service facilities, maintain work areas and serving areas in a clean, sanitary and safe condition.
  • Prepared food service facilities for the serving of food.
  • Provided food service facilities for the serving of food Maintained work areas and serving areas in a clean zone

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40. Sanitation Practices

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Here's how Sanitation Practices is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Participated in appropriate sanitation practices.
  • Implemented and performed safety and sanitation practices, rules and regulations to maintain a safe/clean work environment.
  • Monitored sanitation practices to ensure that employees followed standards and regulations.

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41. Fifo

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Here's how Fifo is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Receive and put delivery items to their proper location with the FIFO method.
  • Organize and maintain stockrooms, inventory and order supplies, FIFO.
  • Improved storage space efficiency while maintaining FIFO system.
  • Plate clients foods according to tray line ticket Put away groceries, rotating stock for FIFO.
  • Stocked product according to date, using the FIFO method.
  • Helped track inventory using FIFO.

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42. Food Warmers

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Here's how Food Warmers is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Placed food trays over food warmers for service, and stored in refrigerated storage area.
  • Placed food trays over food warmers for immediate service.
  • Placed food on food warmers for serving.
  • Operated kitchen equipment including, graters, slicers, knives, ovens, steamers, food warmers, and tilting skillets.
  • Maintained the soft drink dispensers, in process food warmers and coffee makers for health inspection requirements.
  • Collaborate with colleagues well in making sure the food trays on food warmers for immediate service.

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43. High Standards

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Here's how High Standards is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Worked as a team member to deliver high standards of exceptional guest experiences during high-volume and fast-paced environment.
  • Adhere to high standards and strict guidelines for nutrition, food quality and preparation.
  • Maintained Kroger's high standards for product freshness and sanitation.
  • Maintained high standards of sanitation and safety.
  • Prepared food in kitchen to high standards Served the customers when extra help was needed
  • Followed established procedures to meet high standards of health/safety and reports any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.

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45. Starbucks

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Here's how Starbucks is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Managed both the Pizza Hut and the Starbucks.
  • Filled in as barista for Starbucks as needed by preparing and serving drinks.
  • Have attained Starbucks(TM) and food safety certification.

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46. Food Service Operations

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Here's how Food Service Operations is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Inspected and evaluated contract food service operations for compliance with contractual and standard operating procedures.
  • Scrutinized inmate files to ascertain new hire eligibility for work programs within food service operations.
  • Completed food service operations and gained experience in skills management.
  • Cashiered, coordinated catered event food service operations.
  • Manage food service operations morning shift: provided bag lunch for inmates up to 100.
  • Conferred with cooks and other food personnel to plan menu and related food service operations.
  • Train students from School to Work program on food service operations including sanitation.
  • Support food service operations at various school Provided meal related assistance to Teachers
  • monitored food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional,safety,sanitation and quality standards.

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47. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Trained in emergency evacuation procedures, handling chemicals, OSHA guidelines, HIPPA laws, various diets/food restrictions, and more.
  • Participated in group meetings, maintained OSHA standards, provided oversight and suggestions for improvement.
  • Followed procedures set in place by OSHA for the safe handling practices of food.
  • Ensured that I wore gloves and hairnets in accordance with OSHA standards.
  • Followed OSHA and MSDS guidelines.
  • Key Contributions: Maintained an OSHA safe work environment.
  • Prepare proper diet for clients impatient Follow rules regulated by OSHA Adhere to HIPPA regulations

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48. Customer Complaints

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Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Resolved customer complaints per company standards.
  • Replenished foods at serving stations Resolved customer complaints regarding food service.
  • Handled and solved customer complaints and worries in regards to their culinary experience.
  • Well organized and enthusiastic Self-motivated and able to achieve target Excellent at handling customer complaints.
  • Anticipate customer concerns Maintain safe and hygienic work environment Handle and helped solve customer complaints.
  • Resolved Customer complaints fielded customer questions ensuring outstanding service and happy customers.

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49. Proper Procedures

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Here's how Proper Procedures is used in Food Service Assistant jobs:
  • Follow proper procedures for food service safety, general safety, and SSOP guidelines for cleaning and sanitation.
  • Train new employees on all proper procedures and processes to adhere to all food service regulations.
  • Assist lead cook with preparing and cooking following proper procedures.
  • Handle bio-hazardous chemicals according to proper procedures Goals Currently working towards Security+ Comp TIA certification.
  • Followed proper procedures for storing, rotating and stocking products.
  • Followed proper procedures in cleanliness and constant hand sanitation prior to every meal prepared.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Food Service Assistant

Kitchen Equipment17.6%
Food Preparation14.5%
Customer Service13%
Meal Trays12.3%
Food Service Equipment11.2%
Food Safety8%
Menu Items6.6%
Beverage Orders3.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Food Service Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Kitchen Equipment
Kitchen Equipment
15.4%
15.4%
2
2
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
12.7%
12.7%
3
3
Customer Service
Customer Service
11.4%
11.4%
4
4
Meal Trays
Meal Trays
10.8%
10.8%
5
5
Food Service Equipment
Food Service Equipment
9.8%
9.8%
6
6
Food Safety
Food Safety
7%
7%
7
7
Menu Items
Menu Items
5.8%
5.8%
8
8
Beverage Orders
Beverage Orders
2.9%
2.9%
9
9
Storage Areas
Storage Areas
1.7%
1.7%
10
10
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
1.7%
1.7%
11
11
Kitchen Areas
Kitchen Areas
1.4%
1.4%
12
12
Pantry
Pantry
1.2%
1.2%
13
13
Special Events
Special Events
0.9%
0.9%
14
14
Steam Tables
Steam Tables
0.8%
0.8%
15
15
Food Service Areas
Food Service Areas
0.8%
0.8%
16
16
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.7%
0.7%
17
17
Special Diets
Special Diets
0.7%
0.7%
18
18
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
0.7%
0.7%
19
19
Kitchen Utensils
Kitchen Utensils
0.7%
0.7%
20
20
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
0.7%
0.7%
21
21
Food Carts
Food Carts
0.6%
0.6%
22
22
Customer Orders
Customer Orders
0.6%
0.6%
23
23
POS
POS
0.6%
0.6%
24
24
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.6%
0.6%
25
25
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.5%
0.5%
26
26
Portion Control
Portion Control
0.5%
0.5%
27
27
Room Service
Room Service
0.5%
0.5%
28
28
Meal Prep
Meal Prep
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Sanitation Standards
Sanitation Standards
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Haccp
Haccp
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Courteous Member Service
Courteous Member Service
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Hospital Patients
Hospital Patients
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
Food Distribution
Food Distribution
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Cold Food Items
Cold Food Items
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Health Codes
Health Codes
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Sanitary Condition
Sanitary Condition
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Servsafe
Servsafe
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Food Service Facilities
Food Service Facilities
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Sanitation Practices
Sanitation Practices
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Fifo
Fifo
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Food Warmers
Food Warmers
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
High Standards
High Standards
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Menu Development
Menu Development
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Starbucks
Starbucks
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Food Service Operations
Food Service Operations
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Osha
Osha
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Proper Procedures
Proper Procedures
0.3%
0.3%

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