Top Food Service Associate Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Food Service Associate. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Food Service Associate resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.7% of Food Service Associate resumes contained Customer Service as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Food Service Associate actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Managed customer service responsibilities in extremely fast-paced environment: taking meal orders over phone and in person.
  • Provide attentive customer service, promptly addressing all customer inquiries and concerns to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Performed numerous duties including customer service representative, cashier and opening and closing of facility.
  • Provided customer service during peak traveling times for visitors answering questions and providing product knowledge.
  • Provide excellent customer service and foster customer satisfaction in a fast paced environment.
  • Received extensive training designed to enable employees to provide superior customer service.
  • Utilized customer service in a fine dining establishment and privately scheduled conventions.
  • Assure excellent customer service while assuming responsibility for cash for assigned shift.
  • Performed customer service skills to assure every student meal was satisfactory.
  • Worked in a fast paced environment providing excellent customer service.
  • Exhibit exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Recognized by customers and management for excellent customer service.
  • Provided exemplary customer service within a corporate dining experience.
  • Maintain excellent customer service to ensure optimal customer satisfaction.
  • Provided exceptional customer service within fast-paced catering venues.
  • Provide customer service and maintain satisfaction of customers
  • Required to provide outstanding customer service.
  • Provide exemplary customer service skills.
  • Worked cash register, Operated the fryer, Cleaned guest sitting area, Received secret shopper award for demonstrating excellent customer service
  • Provided food and service to customers, ensured customer service needs were met and that customers were satisfied with their orders

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2. Food Preparation

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Here's how Food Preparation is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Assisted with food preparation and meal delivery to inpatients * Prepare meal trays to nutritional requirements for delivery
  • Provided outstanding customer service * Operated cash register * Food preparation and service * Custodial responsibilities
  • Maintained safe and sanitary work environment; performed variety of food preparation and restaurant duties
  • Coordinated the execution of proper food preparation and kitchen maintenance procedures.
  • Assist with quantity food preparation and inventory maintenance.
  • Operated Dine-in and Carry-Out/Drive-Thru food preparation.
  • Followed food preparation guidelines and regulations.
  • Served at pasta station and grill, food preparation, worked on lines, restocked shelves, and maintained the workplace.
  • Handled cash registers, taking orders, food preparation, cleaning procedures, serving meals to customers and full customer interaction.
  • Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity and clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces and utensils.
  • Maintained clean work environment, handled cash transactions, food preparation, guest service, opening and closing responsibilities.
  • Prepared and stocked the line, make food to order* Train new associates on the food preparation and company procedures
  • Prepared salads and garnished and assisted in basic food preparation and ordering; destroyed and disposed of outdated food.
  • Train and orient new food service associates in the proper food preparation procedures that are followed in the restaurant.
  • Engaged in cleanliness by practicing appropriate sanitation procedures to maintain high quality fresh food and proper food preparations.
  • Assisted with food preparation in the deli, and use the Radiant POS System for effective customer check-out.
  • Experience in all aspects of restaurant operations, from customer service to food preparation and cash handling.
  • Assisted Executive Chef with food preparation and assisted with cooking of various foods for the meal.
  • Provide routine support services, such as preparing patient trays, and assisting with food preparation.
  • Performed daily food preparation, assisted the head cook in providing hot and cold nutritional lunches.

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3. Kitchen Equipment

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Here's how Kitchen Equipment is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Operated kitchen equipment according to sanitary and safety regulations.
  • Job duties included but were not limited to the safe operation of all kitchen equipment.
  • Prepared a variety of simple foods while operating, cleaning and sanitizing kitchen equipment.
  • Use meat slicer and other kitchen equipment safely.
  • Wash & sanitize kitchen equipment and surrounding areas.
  • Prepared and served food and beverages Operated an oven, deep-fat fryer, and other kitchen equipment Replenished food at serving stations
  • Executed all pizza orders, and special instructions Cleaned kitchen equipment and surrounding areas Stocked food, and stored in assigned areas

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4. Meal Trays

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Here's how Meal Trays is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Heated food for children's meals, stocked items daily, and washed meal trays.
  • Prepare meal trays with accuracy according to the patient's correct diet.
  • Prepare, assemble, and transport meal trays to and from patients.
  • Deliver and pick up meal trays from the patient's rooms.
  • Retained patient meal trays and discarded food properly.
  • Prepare client meal trays and deliver * Clean hospital kitchen and cafeteria * Serve customers in hospital cafeteria * Run cash register

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5. Food Service Equipment

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Here's how Food Service Equipment is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Operate food service equipment, Catering, Preparing for food production, Handling cash register.
  • Work involves performing preventative maintenance functions equipment and facility repairs and installations, assembling devices and installing food service equipment components.
  • Operated and maintained assorted food service equipment.
  • Assisted with cleaning of ranges, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, and other food service equipment on a regular basis.
  • Maintained and cleaned food service equipment.
  • Cleaned serving counters, tables, chairs, food containers, and other food service equipment.

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7. Deli

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Here's how Deli is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Served customers at events requiring catering services -Made daily deliveries to business luncheons -Prepared food for restaurant and catering orders
  • Sorted, selected and distributed incoming correspondence to be placed in designated areas for delivery.
  • Assured cleanliness of work area by following proper sanitation policies and guidelines
  • Performed department set-up and closing tasks while following company guidelines.
  • Study production schedule to determine material requirements movements and deliveries.
  • Maintained safety and sanitary guidelines in accordance with all policies
  • Delivered quality professional, friendly and engaging service.
  • Follow dietary guidelines and food safety regulations.
  • Delivered meals to independent living residents.
  • Performed large-party deliveries and catering functions.
  • Follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures guidelines.
  • Deliver excellent customer service experience.
  • Deliver food trays stored in metal carts throughout the hospital Stock refrigerators with produce, freezers, and dry produce stock rooms
  • Created meals for patients, washed dishes and delivered meals to patients, and collaborated with nutritionists about patient meal plans.
  • Prepared meals according to state nutritional guidelines, maintained clean and sanitized kitchen area, maintained temperature log for all prepared foods
  • Prepare patients food trays; deliver food trays, clean kitchen, cafeteria and equipment, cashier duties, customer service.
  • Accepted deliveries and put away deliveries in a neat, orderly fashion to where employees can easily access it when needed.
  • Prepared deli sandwiches and stir-fry meals to order in an open kitchen setting to provide students with a unique dining experience.
  • Delivered food to patient's rooms, and picked up empty food trays via food cart, after meal services.
  • Organized, distributed, charted supplies to be delivered to16 patient floors daily, logged temperatures, maintained sanitation procedures.

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8. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Followed all company's safety procedures and policies, including sanitization and sterilization.
  • Memorized over a dozen codes and safety procedures Take part in quarterly online training to increase my working knowledge of hospital procedures
  • Gained valuable customer service experience* Ensured proper food handling and food safety procedures* Entrusted with closing the store daily under little supervision
  • Ensured compliance with safety procedures and sanitation standards and provided excellence in customer service.
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Operated a variety of kitchen equipment, disassembled, cleaned and assembled component parts and accessories following appropriate safety procedures.

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9. Customer Orders

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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Take customer orders and Operate computerized cash register system.
  • Take customer orders, fill orders and ensures orders are correctly filled.
  • Prepared food items following standard recipes, procedures, and customer orders.
  • Consolidated and ran food line while preparing and plating customer orders.
  • Prepare a variety of food according to patient and customer orders.
  • Recorded customer orders and repeated them back in a clear.
  • Worked in cafe preparing customer orders and cashier.
  • Worked in back completing customer orders.
  • Answer phones/ take customer orders.
  • Take customer orders Performed cashier duties
  • Accomplished daily multi-tasks through food service and cashier duties by addressing customer orders, questions, concerns, and transactions.
  • Worked in kitchen completing customer orders in a timely manner.
  • Navigate a fast-paced work environment Prepare food to fulfill customer orders Clean and operate equipment Manage and organize Inventory

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10. Food Service Areas

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Here's how Food Service Areas is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Maintain proper sanitation of food service areas and equipment and adhere to stringent food handling procedures.
  • Operate as lead associate and train new staff for retail food service areas.
  • Clean and polish counters, shelves, and equipment in food service areas.
  • Maintained and sanitized food service areas by picking up litter and following established Universal Orlando guidelines.
  • Served as relief shift leader for other food service areas involved in food prep, distribution, and sanitation.
  • Served the customers and maintained the cleanliness of food service areas and operated the cash register.

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11. Dishwasher

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Here's how Dishwasher is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Served as a dishwasher for the restaurant, operated and maintained all dishes manually and via heavy duty restaurant cleaning machinery.
  • Operated dishwasher in order to clean all dishware in preparation for the next meal and to ensure cleanliness.
  • Take out trash, break down dirty carts, load dishes in dishwasher, and sanitize carts.
  • Prepared fry cook items * Maintained store cleanliness * Ran industrial dishwasher
  • Line cook Banquet server (100-300 guests) Banquet preparation Dishwasher
  • work study) Prepped food for students and faculty Served food to students and faculty Dishwasher Cleaned tables

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12. Kitchen Areas

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Here's how Kitchen Areas is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas, while constantly replenishing food in service areas.
  • Washed dishes and cleaned kitchen areas.
  • Prepared food and drink for nightly socials Greeted guests appropriately while responding to questions Cleaned and sanitized dining and kitchen areas
  • Maintained in-stock and presentable condition assigned areas Cleaned Kitchen areas and washed dishes and organized areas.
  • Cleaned and sterilized equipment and facilities Cleaned and organized eating, service, and kitchen areas Remembered Dietary needs
  • Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas.

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13. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Maintain and execute procedures to ensure food is prepared and served in a sanitary and safe environment for soldiers.
  • Maintained clean and safe environment for customers, restock, inventory.
  • Assisted team members with keeping a clean and safe environment.
  • Maintained a clean and work safe environment.
  • Followed established procedures and standards for cleanliness to ensure a healthy and safe environment
  • Maintained clean and safe environment for food served and washed and sanitized dishes accurately and efficiently

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14. Storage Areas

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Here's how Storage Areas is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Restocked counter storage areas and customer table-top dispensers.
  • Maintained all food and non-food storage areas including walk-in coolers, reach-in coolers and walk-in freezers.
  • Stored products in dry and cold storage areas following requirements for food safety and sanitation.
  • Organized shipments of food supplies in storage areas.
  • Placed clean items in specific storage areas.
  • Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage or cross-contamination.

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15. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Stock and Inventory Control to Support Three Locations and over 500+ Clients on a daily basis.
  • Assisted in inventory control, receiving, and merchandising of stock
  • Cashiered, conducted inventory control and maintained clean and customer friendly environment,
  • Order, track, receive, and inventory control of non-perishable product according to JCAHO standards Training of personnel
  • Inventory control, Freezer temperature monitor, Supervisory, Order pulling, and Packing 06/05-12/07 Paris, TN
  • Introduced and integrated PAR spreadsheets to increase product consistency and inventory control.

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16. High Standards

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Here's how High Standards is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Followed established procedures to meet high standards of health/safety and reports any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
  • Maintained high standards in sanitation and safety and complied with regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintained high standards in sanitation and safety and complied with regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintained high standards for product freshness and sanitation
  • Conduct quality assurance inspections of facility and personnel to ensure high standards and customer satisfaction
  • Maintained high standards of customer service in fast-paced environment.

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17. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Engaged and interacted with customers to create a positive dining experience Responsible for product preparation and presentation.
  • Tally patients identified on medications with possible food/drug interactions; enter information on the computer system.
  • Maintained a positive work environment through cooperative working relationships with managers, customers and associates.
  • Provide excellent customer service to Microsoft employees while always maintaining a positive and professional demeanor.
  • Utilized company POS system to process financial transactions and memorized existing stock of product offerings.
  • Greeted customers-Properly prepared food for students-Provided clean work area-Provided a positive environment for customers
  • Received positive evaluation from previous super visors.
  • Certificate of Attendance in Personality Development Symposium.
  • Position required extensive cash handling obligations.
  • Collected and prepared waste for disposal
  • Possessed exceptional customer service skills.
  • Fast-paced and customer oriented position.
  • Learned and demonstrated competence in every position available, which was evidenced by a raise in pay and more scheduled hours.
  • Maintained high standard of customer service, while working at a fast pace and communicating clearly and positively with coworkers/customers.
  • Cashier duties included daily collection, counting and depositing of all currency in connection with all Park operated facilities.
  • Assigned various positions within the kitchen, such as: Line Cook, Prep Cook, and Dishwasher.
  • Perform the duties of the host position, involving a variety of routine kitchen duties as assigned.
  • Verify deposit drops, organize bank deposits, and account for till change fund & safe.
  • Clean as required when closing department at the end of night, Part - Time Position.
  • Assisted with preparation and sales of all food items at Portland Exposition Building and Merrill Auditorium.

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18. Credit Card Transactions

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Here's how Credit Card Transactions is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Processed cash, check, and credit card transactions and followed the company guidelines when handling payments.
  • Operate cash register for cash or credit card transactions.
  • Handle multiple cash and credit card transactions.
  • Take customers' orders and deliver food to guest Handle cash and credit card transactions
  • Cash handling responsibility including processing credit card transactions and making change.
  • Handled currency and credit card transactions quickly and accurately.

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19. Customer Complaints

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Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Addressed customer complaints courteously and professionally.
  • Issued receipts, refunds, credits, and change due to customers and resolved customer complaints.
  • Resolved customer complaints and requests for diet plans, exchanges and adjustments.
  • Resolve customer complaints and employee issues using conflict resolution skills.
  • Resolve customer complaints & report incidents to management as required.
  • Resolve customer complaints with department team.

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20. Special Diets

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Here's how Special Diets is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Create resident menus (25 residents) in accordance with special diets using computer software.
  • Take menus for patients with special diets needs and document into computer.
  • Analyzed and calculated nutrient goals in accordance to special diets.
  • Developed personalized nutritional care for students with special diets.
  • Monitored computer ID scanning for food trays, documented all special diets in the daily log book.
  • Double checking on special diets depending on the culture and religion of the inmate.

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21. Patient Rooms

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Here's how Patient Rooms is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen and serving area Clean trays of patrons and from patient rooms Kitchen maintenance Organizes kitchen and dish area
  • Consoled patient * Managed food delivery & tray collection to/from patient rooms * Maintained cleanliness of trays and cafeteria supplies
  • Portioned and assembled meal trays; transported and ensured timely delivery of food trays to patient rooms.
  • Delivered patients meals as ordered to the patient rooms and verified their name and social security numbers.
  • Loaded food trays onto food trucks to be delivered to patient rooms.
  • Collected appropriate tube feeding to send up to patient rooms.
  • Demonstrated accuracy in delivering food trays to patient rooms.
  • Performed sanitation Prepared/delivered carts to patient rooms
  • Delivered and retrieved food trays from inpatient rooms Received food orders from patients and advised them on nutritional needs
  • Wash dishes, deliver carts to patient rooms, stock inventory when needed, cleaning tasks.
  • Deliver food to patient rooms - Clean and sanitize kitchen area

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22. Hospital Patients

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Here's how Hospital Patients is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Prepared and delivered trays for hospital patients based on dietary needs
  • Prepared and delivered food trays to hospital patients, read patient orders to determine what to place on patient's tray.
  • Prepared and served food to hospital patients and families.
  • Assemble and load trays, deliver to Hospital patients.
  • Prepared and delivered food trays to the hospital patients.
  • 62703Prepared and delivered food trays to hospital patients.

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23. Company Standards

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Here's how Company Standards is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Practiced and ensured that company standards, policies, procedures and programs are followed at all times.
  • Prepare and serve coffee products following company standards for portion size and presentation.
  • Ensured company standards on equipment, facility, and grounds were maintained.
  • Cleaned store to company standards.
  • Maintained a neat, well groomed appearance including impeccable personal hygiene, hair restraint and minimal jewelry that met company standards.
  • Prepared and delivered food according to company standards while providing excellent customer service that ensured customer satisfaction.

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24. Ice Cream

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Here's how Ice Cream is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Worked in Ice cream area, cashiering, scooping and serving ice cream to patrons specifications.
  • Served ice cream and pretzels to customers as requested.
  • Prepared soft serve ice cream per customers' orders.
  • Prepared desserts and specialty ice cream Sunday's
  • Served Customers Handled Cash Transactions Cleaned and Stocked merchandise Fixed drinks and Ice Cream
  • Handle cash-Enter customers into loyalty program-Open store-Serve ice cream -Maintain cleanliness of the facility-Provide customer service

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25. Clean Bathrooms

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Here's how Clean Bathrooms is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Clean bathrooms every half hr by moping and other things when needed.
  • Clean bathrooms and replenish bathrooms items when needed.
  • Clean bathrooms, and toilets.
  • Clean bathrooms,lobby,dish washer,stock
  • Take customers orders Clean lobby Prepare food Help customers when not satisfied Clean bathrooms
  • Cook ,wash dishes, change drink machine's,clean bathrooms,prep, salad bar and deli ,line service

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26. Portion Control

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Here's how Portion Control is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Utilized approved food recipes and production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
  • Assembled food orders for multiple units while maintaining appropriate portion control whilst following approved procedures.
  • Maintain portion control and proper packaging of patron meals.
  • Cashier and balance drawer Maintain recipes per county, state guidelines Use portion control to equally portion all foods.
  • Supervised inmates during distribution to ensure portion control.
  • Serve resident meals accurately using portion control standards and techniques2.

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27. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Catered special events (set up, waited on tables, prepared facilities, maintained food presentation, etc.).
  • Lead and manage teams to service and promote brand awareness at these two special events.
  • Coordinated and provided assistance with special events, catered service contracted by the kitchen.
  • Assisted in the organization and preparation for all special events.
  • Prepared food for retail sales and special events.
  • Organize Special Events including the Bonnaroo Music Festival and Country Music Association Festival.
  • Planned menu according to customer requests Hosted special events (e.g.

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28. Sanitation Standards

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Here's how Sanitation Standards is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Prepared food while ensuring that all food safety and sanitation standards are met.
  • Cleaned all work areas to meet food service sanitation standards.
  • Prepped orders and adhered to safety and sanitation standards.
  • Provide quality product to customers' satisfaction Ensure company standards are followed Establish food safety and sanitation standards
  • Implement and oversee that safety/sanitation standards are met and maintained by staff/volunteers.
  • Prepared food items as assigned according to standardized recipes, food preparation guidelines and sanitation standards.

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29. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Answer patients' phone calls and answer any questions they may have about their diets.
  • Answered phone calls and recorded outgoing messages for automated daily menu line.
  • Answered in store phone calls and recorded customer pick up orders.
  • Answered incoming phone calls from patients to take orders.
  • Answered incoming phone calls and processed food orders.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls with professional and knowledgeable responses.

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30. Hospital Staff

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Here's how Hospital Staff is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Cooperated with chefs, diet technicians, nurses and other hospital staff to provide friendly and first-rate service.
  • Maintain an accurate cash register servicing the hospital staff and family and friends of patients.
  • Interacted with hospital staff and patients on a daily basis by providing meals.
  • Worked directly with customers, hospital staff, patients and visitors, preparing and serving food, producing menu forms.
  • Maintained a professional relationship with the patients and hospital staff at all times.
  • Provided assistance to cafeteria and other hospital staff as needed.

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31. New Associates

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Here's how New Associates is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Provided a thorough orientation and training to new associates.
  • Train new associates on how to properly uphold clean and fresh produce department.
  • Trained new associates on software, policy, and procedure.
  • Assisted in training new associates.
  • Trained new associates how to prepare and cook food, engage with customers and up-sale, and proper opening/closing procedures.
  • Trained new associates in the daily work duties and job requirements.

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32. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Maintain food quality standards for store.
  • Prepared food and nutritional supplements with careful attention to regulations and quality standards while meeting individual patient needs.
  • Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Take orders, and send out food while making sure it is up to the quality standards.
  • Maintained proper safety and quality standards for food.
  • Observe and evaluate workers and work procedures to ensure quality standards and service, and complete disciplinary write-ups.

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33. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Stored food and served in accordance with company, OSHA and Public Health Department requirements.
  • Practice OSHA safe procedures for food handling prep and check food temperature for thorough cooking, serving and display.
  • Maintained sterile environment parallel to OSHA standards Promoted to Lead Manager within six months of high level performance
  • Offered exceptional customer service to guarantee member satisfaction while following OSHA training for food safety standards
  • Performed general housekeeping duties and observed OSHA guidelines for cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Follow OSHA Regulation Food Preparation and Sanitation.

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34. Kitchen Utensils

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Here's how Kitchen Utensils is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Sanitize all kitchen utensils and surfaces.
  • Clean and sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, and equipment Examine trays to ensure that they contain required items.
  • Sanitize kitchen utensils and operation machines
  • Clean and sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, and work areas.
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Clean or sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, or facilities.

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35. Food Distribution

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Here's how Food Distribution is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Control inventory by checking delivery contents and monitoring food distribution processes.
  • Monitor food distribution and ensure meals are delivered correctly.
  • Monitor food distribution and portioned control.
  • Partnered with 25 local, not-for-profit organizations to coordinate ongoing perishable food distributions serving 75 - 300 families per event.
  • Coordinated food distribution for the community; serving individuals meals and food boxes for families and individuals in need.
  • Monitored and followed up on all food distributions to ensure fairness and transparency.

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36. Computer System

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Here's how Computer System is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Tracked and managed more than 500 student payment accounts via internet and computer system.
  • Check and correct patients' diets in the computer system.
  • Learned two different register computer systems for the store (Nucleus and Retalix)
  • Complete registration process by inputting and retrieving information from computer system.
  • Operated Point of Sale computer system and efficiently processed customer orders.
  • Mastered point-of-sale computer system for order taking.

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37. Patient Orders

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Here's how Patient Orders is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Assist with answering phones to take patient orders and nurse's requests for NCIU units.
  • Cook patient orders according to Sedexo standards and diet restrictions.

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38. Food Warmers

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Here's how Food Warmers is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Placed food over and in food warmers for immediate service.
  • Placed food trays over food warmers for immediate service.
  • Used commercial food slicers, food warmers and ovens.
  • Placed food on food warmers for serving.
  • Placed food trays over food warmers for service, and stored in refrigerated storage area.
  • Placed food trays over food warmers for immediate service.

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39. Timely Fashion

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Here's how Timely Fashion is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Prepared items, rotated food, baked goods in a timely fashion.
  • Operate cash register to assist customers in a timely fashion.
  • Assisted customers with various request in a timely fashion.
  • Retrieve trays in a timely fashion.
  • Ensured customers were taken care of in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Delivered food orders to customers in a friendly and timely fashion.

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40. Positive Attitude

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Here's how Positive Attitude is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • 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
  • Provided excellent customer service by demonstrating energetic, and positive attitude with customer interactions.
  • Exhibited passion and professionalism by maintaining positive attitude and followed supervisor directions under fast-paced work environment.
  • Maintained a positive attitude and provide excellent customer service.
  • Maintained positive attitude towards public.

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41. Necessary Steps

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Here's how Necessary Steps is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Take necessary steps to meet customer needs and effectively resolve food or service issues.
  • Take necessary steps to meet customer needs and effectively resolve food or service issues.
  • Provided professional and courteous service at all times.Took necessary steps to meet customer needs and effectively resolve food or serviceissues.

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42. Sanitary Condition

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Here's how Sanitary Condition is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Worked as a bus-boy, responsible for the sanitary condition of the dining room.
  • Helped keep dining areas in sanitary condition.
  • Prepared meals to specifications Ensured sanitary conditions
  • Assisted in maintaining, preparation and service areas in a sanitary condition.
  • Assisted in maintaining preparation and service areas in a sanitary condition.
  • Ensured kitchen and eating facility met quality sanitary conditions.

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43. Efficient Service

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Here's how Efficient Service is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Maintain seating organization to ensure all customers receive efficient service.
  • Provide efficient services for guest as well as keeping stock up on the busiest days.
  • Provided fast and efficient service.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards.
  • Developed reputation for prompt, efficient service with high level of accuracy.

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44. Monetary Transactions

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Here's how Monetary Transactions is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Obtained special orders, prepared food and completed monetary transactions from students
  • Prepare and serve meals to guests Clean cooking, preparation, and dining areas Operate point-of-sale system and handle monetary transactions
  • Performed duties according to company policy such as: opening/closing procedures, handling monetary transactions, and following food safety guidelines.
  • Handled monetary transactions with attention to detail and verified accuracy in change and end-of-day register calculations.
  • Handled monetary transactions quickly and accurately * Light housekeeping to maintain store appearance
  • Prepared food, managed monetary transactions, and provided quality customer service.

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45. Counter Tops

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Here's how Counter Tops is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Maintained cleanliness of all tables, counter tops and floors.
  • Performed general maintenance duties,including mopping floors, washing dishes, and wiping counter tops.
  • Cleaned, bussed and wiped tables, counter tops.
  • Performed general maintenance duties, including mopping floors, washing dishes, wiping counter tops and emptying garbage.
  • Followed health standards of handling food, cleaned stoves, counter tops and utensils.
  • Performed general maintenance duties, including mopping floors, washing dishes, wiping counter tops and emptying grease traps.

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46. Meal Prep

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Here's how Meal Prep is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Trained new employees, facilitated meal preparation, greeted customers, operated cash register during meals.
  • Assisted in preliminary preparation of meals and in meal preparation as directed.
  • Instructed clients in proper meal preparation and diet therapies.
  • Assist chefs with meal preparation.
  • Performed light housekeeping and meal preparation.
  • Assisted cooking staff with meal preparation and the servers with taking meals to the guests as needed.

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47. Company Policies

low Demand
Here's how Company Policies is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • 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.
  • Researched and committed to memory company policies and restaurant regulatory requirements.
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Followed and applied company policies and infrastructures.
  • Line supervisor for 2 years which involved enforcing company policies and standards to provide the best dining experience for customers.

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48. Drink Orders

low Demand
Here's how Drink Orders is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Ensured food and drink orders were complete prior to delivery.
  • Take, prepare, and serve food and drink orders.
  • Obtain food and drink orders from customers to prepare and serve Process customers' orders and maintain cash register.
  • Serve pastries and maintain pastry case Prepare and balance multiple drink orders Handle catering orders and phone lines Practice food safety knowledge
  • Take food and drink orders and receive payment by cash, credit cards, or ATM debit cards from customers.
  • Take food and drink orders and receive payment from customers Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.

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49. Display Cases

low Demand
Here's how Display Cases is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Maintained the cleanliness and order of food line and beverage area, display cases, equipment, and dining area.
  • Cleaned, stocked and restocked work stations and display cases.
  • Prepared fountain drinks, soups, and dessert items Verified food met company standards for quality/quantity Diligently restocked work stations/display cases
  • Strengthen organizational skills by maintaining workstations and display cases.-Worked in a team-focused, fast-paced environment.-Strong multitasking skills.
  • Maintained sanitation stocked and restocked workstation and display cases.
  • Handled the restaurants heavy demand for foods featured in its display cases plus centerpiece dishes for catered events.

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50. Prep Food

low Demand
Here's how Prep Food is used in Food Service Associate jobs:
  • Cook food for guests, prep food for hospital chefs, clean dining room, keep guests happy, work cash register
  • Operate Cash register Prep food Wash dishes
  • Cashier drive-thru and front counter * Prep food * Help train
  • Handle cash/card transactions Upsell product Maintain cleanliness throughout dining area Serve/prep food
  • Handled cash transactions, prepared food, prep food containers, stocked beverages, enforced daily cleanness to work environment.
  • Serve Customers, Prep Food, Operate Cash Register, Maintain floors, Closing Duties.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Food Service Associate

Customer Service22.4%
Food Preparation16.6%
Kitchen Equipment13%
Meal Trays10.4%
Food Service Equipment9.7%
Menu Items6.3%
Deli5.9%
Safety Procedures2.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Food Service Associate

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Customer Service
Customer Service
19.7%
19.7%
2
2
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
14.7%
14.7%
3
3
Kitchen Equipment
Kitchen Equipment
11.5%
11.5%
4
4
Meal Trays
Meal Trays
9.2%
9.2%
5
5
Food Service Equipment
Food Service Equipment
8.5%
8.5%
6
6
Menu Items
Menu Items
5.5%
5.5%
7
7
Deli
Deli
5.2%
5.2%
8
8
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
2.1%
2.1%
9
9
Customer Orders
Customer Orders
1.8%
1.8%
10
10
Food Service Areas
Food Service Areas
1.3%
1.3%
11
11
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
1.2%
1.2%
12
12
Kitchen Areas
Kitchen Areas
1.1%
1.1%
13
13
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
1%
1%
14
14
Storage Areas
Storage Areas
1%
1%
15
15
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
0.8%
0.8%
16
16
High Standards
High Standards
0.8%
0.8%
17
17
POS
POS
0.7%
0.7%
18
18
Credit Card Transactions
Credit Card Transactions
0.7%
0.7%
19
19
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
0.7%
0.7%
20
20
Special Diets
Special Diets
0.7%
0.7%
21
21
Patient Rooms
Patient Rooms
0.7%
0.7%
22
22
Hospital Patients
Hospital Patients
0.6%
0.6%
23
23
Company Standards
Company Standards
0.6%
0.6%
24
24
Ice Cream
Ice Cream
0.6%
0.6%
25
25
Clean Bathrooms
Clean Bathrooms
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
Portion Control
Portion Control
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Special Events
Special Events
0.5%
0.5%
28
28
Sanitation Standards
Sanitation Standards
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.4%
0.4%
30
30
Hospital Staff
Hospital Staff
0.4%
0.4%
31
31
New Associates
New Associates
0.4%
0.4%
32
32
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
Osha
Osha
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Kitchen Utensils
Kitchen Utensils
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Food Distribution
Food Distribution
0.3%
0.3%
36
36
Computer System
Computer System
0.3%
0.3%
37
37
Patient Orders
Patient Orders
0.3%
0.3%
38
38
Food Warmers
Food Warmers
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Timely Fashion
Timely Fashion
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Necessary Steps
Necessary Steps
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Sanitary Condition
Sanitary Condition
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Efficient Service
Efficient Service
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Monetary Transactions
Monetary Transactions
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Counter Tops
Counter Tops
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Meal Prep
Meal Prep
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Company Policies
Company Policies
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Drink Orders
Drink Orders
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Display Cases
Display Cases
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Prep Food
Prep Food
0.3%
0.3%

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