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Become A Food Service Attendant

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Working As A Food Service Attendant

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

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $18,910

    Average Salary

What Does A Food Service Attendant Do At Aramark

* Maintain a positive attitude and smile
* Greet customers as they approach the cash register and be polite with customers during the transaction
* Must have knowledge of cash register, credit card machines, and Aramark cashier policy in order to effectively service the customer
* Must be familiar with all menu items and pricing to effectively complete financial transactions and answer questions from customers
* Maintain an organized, neat and clean cashier station
* Stock service areas with paper goods, condiments, beverages, and food items as needed
* Count, organize, and balance the cash drawer; fill out the cashier slip; and make deposits while in the presence of a manager or supervisor
* Monitor theft in the location and report incidents to managers
* Assist with daily functions in the kitchen, food service, or dining area during down time
* Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
* Must be able to lift 20 lbs
* Ability to understand and follow directions given by management
* Report safety hazards discovered in the location to management immediately
* Involves repetitive motion
* Additional Job Functions:
* Cross-train at other positions in the location
* Keep containers and counters clean and free of crumbs and spills at all times.
* At the end of the shift, no one may leave until they have been checked out by their Stand Lead or Concessions Supervisor/Manager.
* Work as a Team to ensure the concession stand is clean and presentable (to the standards that have been set).
* At times, Cashiers and Stand Attendants may be asked to assist with beginning inventory levels prior to the event and may be required to count ending inventory levels before leaving.
* Work at other stations and in other departments as necessary
* Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the Aramark management team

What Does A Food Service Attendant Do At UPMC

* Adheres to department procedures regarding the operation of all food service equipment.
* Adheres to hand hygiene and infection control procedures on a consistent basis when interacting with customers.
* Assembles and serves meals according to diet orders, menus and patient / guest specific requirements.
* Assures the necessary food and service equipment / utensils are secured for assigned area prior to meal service.
* Inventories and stocks bulk supplies, following established procedures and designated timeframes
* Maintains food safety and quality by applying HACCP principles throughout service.
* Patient Service Specific Responsibility: Serves patient meal tray using the designated department script, to include proper patient identification.
* Performs sanitation for assigned work area in accordance with departmental procedures and health department guidelines

What Does A Food Service Attendant Do At Seaworld Parks & Entertainment

* Work in a team environment and interact with others in a professional manner
* Operate cash register for cash or credit card transactions
* Maintain monies and sales information for audit and balance
* Follow proper cash handling procedures, as defined by the Cash Handling Policies
* Follow SOP’s necessary to perform job functions to serve our guests a quality product
* Prepare/carry vending trays and sell food and beverages using cash transactions, if assigned to carts or vending
* Interact with guests by greeting them and providing excellent service in an efficient and courteous manner
* Prepare food and drink orders, ensuring correct portions, temperatures, and proper plate presentations
* Keep all assigned areas clean and sanitary, including emptying trash, sweeping, mopping, washing dishes, and detail cleaning
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Food Service Attendant Do At Marriott

* Complete closing duties, including storing all reusable goods, breaking down goods, cleaning all equipment and areas, returning equipment to proper locations, locking refrigerators, restocking items, turning off lights, locking doors, and completing daily cleaning checklist.
* Set up, stock, and maintain work areas.
* Inspect the cleanliness and presentation of all china, glass, and silver prior to use.
* Maintain cleanliness of work areas throughout the day, practicing clean-as-you-go procedures.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report any maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; complete safety training and certifications.
* Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional.
* Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets.
* Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect.
* Support team to reach common goals.
* Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards.
* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.
* Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift.
* Read and visually verify information in a variety of formats (e. g., small print).
* Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight, requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
* Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
* Move over sloping, uneven, or slippery surfaces and steps.
* Move up and down stairs and/or service ramps.
* Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards.
* Speak with others using clear and professional language, and answer telephones using appropriate etiquette.
* Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
* To apply now, go to: https://marriott.taleo.Net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=17002HTL Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others.
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What Does A Food Service Attendant Do At The Hershey Company

* Must demonstrate our Customer Service Pledge
* o Must be approachable, showing that our guests are our priority
* o Must initiate contact with our guests by being courteous and greeting them with a smile
* o Must be willing to listen to our guests and provide for their needs
* o Must provide a genuine Thank You to every guest
* Listen to customers and take food and beverage orders
* Serve food and beverages according to standards for portion and presentation
* Meet all food safety and sanitation standards
* Restock supplies
* Maintain cleanliness of the work area to include:
* o Washing and polishing of workstations, counter tops and cabinets, etc.
* o Routine cleaning of inside and outside of equipment, including refrigerators
* o Occasional sweeping and mopping floors as well as other cleaning duties as needed
* Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
* Must be a minimum of 15 years of age
* Must be able to operate a cash register
* Must be able to handle and move ingredients, tools, and hot cooking pans
* Must be able to assist with basic food preparation (cut, mix, slice and weigh ingredients) by reading labels and instructions to properly measure and assemble ingredients
* This role may require employees to monitor items and the use of hot ovens, pots, and pans
* Must maintain a neat appearance and adhere to the uniform standards
* Customer service and problem-solving skills
* Ability to work in fast-paced environment
* Leadership/ability to take initiative
* Must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry 25
* pounds
* Must be able to walk or stand for 5
* hours
* This role will require bending, stooping, twisting and some overhead lifting
* This role requires repetitive motion of the hands, fingers, and wrists
* Must be able to communicate effectively with guests, fellow coworkers and function effectively as part of a team
* Must be able to work at a fast pace and remain focused, accurate and efficient

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How To Become A Food Service Attendant

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

Important Qualities

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

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

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

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Food Service Attendant Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Filipino

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Greek

  • Romanian

  • Turkish

  • Ilocano

  • Japanese

  • Catalan

  • Tagalog

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Navajo

  • Bhojpuri

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Top Skills for A Food Service Attendant


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Top Food Service Attendant Skills

  1. Outstanding Customer Service
  2. Food Service
  3. Food Preparation Areas
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Restock pantry when needed Received outstanding customer service award in June 2010.
  • Worked with others to provide patients, visitors, and employees food service.
  • Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas, food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, utensils, and display cases.
  • Trained new employees in operation of cash register and preparing food orders according to customer requests.
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.

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