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Working As A Food Service Worker

  • 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

  • $18,259

    Average Salary

What Does A Food Service Worker Do At Compass Group, North America

* Serves customers in a friendly, efficient and professional manner
* Interacts with customers and resolves customer complaints in a friendly, service-oriented manner.
* Relays relevant information to supervisor
* Maintain a high degree of visibility while supervising students
* Assist students at meal times with various tasks i.e. opening packages, walking to tables in orderly manner
* Assist with cafeteria cleanup, including moving of lunch tables after service
* Document incidents, accidents and behavior problems and follow proper reporting protocols as indicated by building administrator
* Maintain a high level of confidentiality in regards to staff and student interactions
* Assists with preparation and/or service of school meals when needed
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry
* Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.
* At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
* Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
* Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position.
* While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity.
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What Does A Food Service Worker Do At Slidell Memorial Hospital

* Meets organizational expectations as defined by the Employee Standards of Performance, hospital and department policies and procedures, and the hospital's strategic goals.
* Verbalizes a clear understanding of continuous quality improvement and customer satisfaction measures and actively participates in improvement initiatives.
* Sets up stations with breads, beverages, condiments, disposable plates, china and utensils.
* May start, serve and restocks tray line.
* Stocks and cleans cafeteria beverage machines, brews coffee and tea, fills bottled soda machine.
* Lifts and moves supplies, aiding in filling and delivering floor stock supplies.
* Delivers patient carts to nursing units, passes and picks up patient food trays.
* Breaks down patient trays, washes dishes, trays, utensils, etc.
* Clean and sanitize work stations, counters, steam tables and other equipment.
* Runs cash register following hospital and department guidelines.
* Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization

What Does A Food Service Worker Do At Mercy Medical Center Clinton

* Set-up and clean-up of tray lines assembly area to include (not limited to) hot and cold food items, silverware, dishes, napkins, salads, desserts, breads and beverages.
* Prepares work stations by stocking food and non-food items and equipment (as necessary)
* Work on assembly tray line stations and read tray tickets to provide correct food items
* Load trays on delivery carts
* Operate elevator to deliver and pick-up carts to patient care units and outpatient clinics.
* Take food service supplies (as needed) to patient rooms and outpatient clinics.
* Remove trays from patient rooms and soiled sending.
* Buses all patient and customer serving trays
* Operate mechanical dishwasher, clean equipment, kitchen areas and unload food from delivery carts.
* Cleans and sanitizes all metal ware cooking pots, pans, and utensils serving ware.
* Maintains food service elevator, work areas and equipment (as scheduled).
* May be asked to prepare simple foods like sandwiches and salad.
* Maintains various records such as tray delivery/pick-up schedule.
* Assembles department trash for transport and (as needed) may need to transport to specific areas.
* Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships.
* Approaches conflict in a constructive manner.
* Helps to identify problems, offer solutions ,and participate in their resolution.
* Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees and visitors to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
* Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
* Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
* Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

What Does A Food Service Worker Do At Aramark

* Be able to work quickly and concisely under pressure
* Assist in the set-up and break-down of work area as needed
* Maintain a pleasant attitude while on duty
* Accurately calculate cash totals and change; operate credit card machine or POS system
* Ensure storage of food in a proper and sanitary manner
* Ensure daily cleaning and sterilization of all dishes
* Adhere to all HACCP regulations for sanitation, food handling, and storage
* Adhere to the uniform policy
* Communicate with the Concessions Manager to understand and properly prepare or the day
* Serve food at proper portions
* Other related duties as assigned
* Hours of employment:
* Game day schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
* This is a part time position and hours vary by event and season.
* Must be available to work University of Iowa home football games

What Does A Food Service Worker Do At Penn Medicine

* Works positions on patient tray line (starter, cold food and assembling trays)
* Performs duties to include pot washing and operation of a dish washer and unload clean dishes
* Will deliver patient food trays as needed in accordance with customer service training.
* Maintains a safe working environment: clean and clear of clutter and hazards.
* Portions food items as needed for patient tray line.
* Retrieve patient trays and delivery carts as assigned.
* Promote teamwork and ICARE values: Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence
* Follow work schedule and pay practices as per policy

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How To Become A Food Service Worker

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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Real Food Service Worker Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Food Preparation and Service Related Workers, All Other PODO, Inc. Oxnard, CA Sep 20, 2016 $21,840
Food Preparation and Service Related Workers, All Other PODO, Inc. Oxnard, CA May 12, 2016 $21,840
Food Service Worker Green Mountain Boat Lines, Ltd Burlington, VT May 01, 2015 $21,454
Food Service Worker Karvin Inc. Hampton, NH Apr 09, 2015 $20,494
Food Service Worker MUY Brands, LLC Kingston, NY Dec 28, 2016 $20,348
Food Service Worker MUY Brands, LLC Fishkill, NY Nov 15, 2016 $20,348
Food Service Workers Los 3 Burritos #2 Parker, TX Mar 01, 2015 $19,827
Food Service Worker Alpine Country Club, Inc. Demarest, NJ May 01, 2015 $19,827
Food Service Worker Rehoboth Donut Shops, Inc. DE Apr 01, 2015 $19,472
Food Service Worker Frenchmans Creek Inc. & Subsidiary Palm Beach Gardens, FL Sep 01, 2015 $19,430
Food Service Worker Beechmont Country Club Cleveland, OH May 01, 2015 $19,409
Food Service Worker Six Flags Great Adventure, LLC Jackson, NJ Mar 20, 2015 $19,409
Food Service Worker Los Cunados, Inc. Minot, ND Mar 01, 2015 $19,388
Food Service Worker El Rio Grande LLC Lanett, AL Jan 01, 2015 $17,134
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza LLC Carlsbad, NM Jan 12, 2015 $17,098
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza LLC Carlsbad, NM Nov 23, 2015 $17,098
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza Houston, LLC Houston, TX Jul 12, 2016 $17,035
Food Service Worker MUY Brands, LLC Selinsgrove, PA Dec 28, 2016 $16,952
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza Tejas LLC Falfurrias, TX Jul 10, 2016 $16,869
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza LLC Corpus Christi, TX Jan 26, 2016 $16,806
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza Tejas LLC Corpus Christi, TX Oct 13, 2016 $16,806
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza Tejas LLC Kingsville, TX Oct 20, 2016 $16,806
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza Tejas LLC Corpus Christi, TX Oct 26, 2016 $16,806
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza Tejas LLC Kingsville, TX Sep 11, 2016 $16,806
Food Service Worker MUY Pizza Tejas LLC San Antonio, TX Oct 19, 2015 $16,806

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Top Skills for A Food Service Worker


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Top Food Service Worker Skills

  1. Kitchen Equipment
  2. Customer Service Skills
  3. Prep Food
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Cleaned the kitchen equipment and appliances and held responsibility of getting them repaired in case of any problem.
  • Provided exceptional customer service skills and loading and unloading of trucks.
  • clean behind soldiers prep food serve food and also gets a headcount of the soldiers as they enter the dining hall.
  • Clean and sanitize work area and equipment in order to maintain kitchen and food service areas according to standard.
  • Maintained health and safety standards in work areas to ensure employee and customer safety.

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