FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Grill Attendant

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Grill Attendant

  • Getting Information
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $33,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Grill Attendant Do

Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods, which may include soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.

Duties

Cooks typically do the following:

  • Ensure the freshness of food and ingredients
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes
  • Bake, grill, or fry meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
  • Boil and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
  • Arrange, garnish, and sometimes serve food
  • Clean work areas, equipment, utensils, and dishes
  • Cook, handle, and store food or ingredients

Cooks usually work under the direction of chefs, head cooks, or food service managers. Large restaurants and food service establishments often have multiple menus and large kitchen staffs. Teams of restaurant cooks, sometimes called assistant cooks or line cooks, work at assigned stations equipped with the necessary types of stoves, grills, pans, and ingredients.

Job titles often reflect the principal ingredient cooks prepare or the type of cooking they do—vegetable cook, fry cook, or grill cook, for example.

Cooks use a variety of kitchen equipment, including broilers, grills, slicers, grinders, and blenders.

The responsibilities of cooks vary depending on where they work, the size of the facility, and the level of service offered. However, in all establishments, they follow established sanitation procedures when handling food. For example, they store food and ingredients at the correct temperatures to prevent bacterial growth.

The following are examples of types of cooks:

Restaurant cooks prepare a wide selection of dishes and cook most orders individually. Some restaurant cooks may order supplies, set menu prices, and plan the daily menu.

Fast-food cooks prepare a limited selection of menu items in fast-food restaurants. They cook and package food, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, to be kept warm until served. For more information on workers who prepare and serve items in fast-food restaurants, see the profiles on food preparation workers and food and beverage serving and related workers.

Institution and cafeteria cooks work in the kitchens of schools, cafeterias, businesses, hospitals, and other institutions. For each meal, they prepare a large quantity of a limited number of entrees, vegetables, and desserts, according to preset menus. These cooks usually prepare meals in advance and seldom take special orders.

Short-order cooks prepare foods in restaurants and coffee shops that emphasize fast service and quick food preparation. They usually prepare sandwiches, fry eggs, and cook french fries, often working on several orders at the same time.

Private household cooks, sometimes called personal chefs, plan and prepare meals in private homes, according to the client’s tastes and dietary needs. They order groceries and supplies, clean the kitchen, and wash dishes and utensils. They also may cater parties, holiday meals, luncheons, and other social events. Private household cooks typically work for one full-time client, although some are self-employed or employed by an agency, regularly making meals for multiple clients.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Grill Attendant

Most cooks learn their skills through on-the-job training and work-related experience. Although no formal education is required, some restaurant cooks and private household cooks attend culinary schools. Others attend vocational or apprenticeship programs.

Education

Vocational cooking schools, professional culinary institutes, and some colleges offer culinary programs for aspiring cooks. These programs generally last from a few months to 2 years and may offer courses in advanced cooking techniques, international cuisines, and various cooking styles. To enter these programs, candidates may be required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Depending on the type and length of the program, graduates generally qualify for entry-level positions as a restaurant cook.

Training

Most cooks learn their skills through on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. Trainees generally first learn kitchen basics and workplace safety and then learn how to handle and cook food.

Some cooks learn through an apprenticeship program. Professional culinary institutes, industry associations, and trade unions may sponsor such programs for cooks. Typical apprenticeships last 1 year and combine technical training and work experience. Apprentices complete courses in food sanitation and safety, basic knife skills, and equipment operation. They also learn practical cooking skills under the supervision of an experienced chef.

The American Culinary Federation accredits more than 200 academic training programs and sponsors apprenticeships through these programs around the country. The basic qualifications for entering an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 17
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Pass substance abuse screening

Some hotels, a number of restaurants, and the Armed Forces have their own training programs.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many cooks learn their skills through work-related experience. They typically start as a kitchen helper or food preparation worker, learning basic cooking skills before they advance to assistant cook or line cook positions. Some learn by working under the guidance of a more experienced cook.

Advancement

The American Culinary Federation certifies chefs, personal chefs, pastry chefs, and culinary administrators, among others. For cooks seeking advancement to higher level chef positions, certification can show accomplishment and lead to higher paying positions.

Advancement opportunities for cooks often depend on training, work experience, and the ability to prepare more complex dishes. Those who learn new cooking skills and who handle greater responsibility, such as supervising kitchen staff in the absence of a chef, often advance. Some cooks may train or supervise kitchen staff, and some may become head cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Important Qualities

Comprehension. Cooks need to understand orders and follow recipes to prepare dishes correctly.

Customer-service skills. Restaurant and short-order cooks must be able to interact effectively with customers and handle special requests.

Dexterity. Cooks should have excellent hand–eye coordination. For example, they need to use proper knife techniques for cutting, chopping, and dicing.

Physical stamina. Cooks spend a lot of time standing in one place, cooking food over hot stoves, and cleaning work areas.

Sense of taste and smell. Cooks must have a keen sense of taste and smell to prepare meals that customers enjoy.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Grill Attendant?

Send To A Friend

Grill Attendant Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Grill Attendant Typical Career Paths

Do you work as a Grill Attendant?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Grill Operator 2.0 years
Grill Cook/Prep 1.9 years
Attendant 1.8 years
Grill Cook 1.7 years
Buffet Attendant 1.7 years
Deli Attendant 1.5 years
Bar Attendant 1.5 years
Grill Attendant 1.0 years
Top Careers Before Grill Attendant
Cashier 23.7%
Server 6.8%
Volunteer 5.9%
Hostess 5.9%
Internship 4.2%
Attendant 3.4%
Associate 3.4%
Manager 3.4%
Stocker 2.5%
Supervisor 2.5%
Waitress 2.5%
Top Careers After Grill Attendant
Cashier 13.8%
Internship 6.6%
Volunteer 5.4%
Server 4.8%
Driver 4.2%
Barista 3.6%
Hostess 3.0%
Assistant 2.4%

Do you work as a Grill Attendant?

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Grill Attendant?

Have you worked as a Grill Attendant? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Grill Attendant.

Top Skills for A Grill Attendant

  1. Food Preparation
  2. Grills
  3. Preparation Times
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained a clean and organized food preparation environment.
  • Operated large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, and griddles.
  • Take orders from customers and cook foods requiring short preparation times, according to customer requirement
  • Provided leadership in customer service, and maintained relationships with members to ensure clear communication of expectations.
  • Measured ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.

Grill Attendant Demographics

Gender

Male

44.6%

Female

43.2%

Unknown

12.2%
Ethnicity

White

63.1%

Black or African American

14.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.2%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

3.1%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.1%

Arabic

14.3%

Italian

14.3%

French

14.3%
Show More

Grill Attendant Education

Schools

Portland Community College

8.1%

University of Southern Mississippi

8.1%

Ashford University

8.1%

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

8.1%

College of Southern Maryland

5.4%

Central Piedmont Community College

5.4%

East Carolina University

5.4%

Wake Technical Community College

5.4%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

5.4%

Texas A&M University

5.4%

Alabama State University

5.4%

Gaston College

5.4%

Saint Bonaventure University

5.4%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.7%

Northland Pioneer College

2.7%

University of Connecticut

2.7%

Miami University-Middletown

2.7%

Rowan University

2.7%

American Institute of Interior Design

2.7%

Elon University

2.7%
Show More
Majors

Business

17.7%

General Studies

8.3%

Criminal Justice

8.3%

Psychology

7.3%

Medical Assisting Services

7.3%

Management

5.2%

Human Services

5.2%

Education

5.2%

Nursing

4.2%

Communication

4.2%

Accounting

4.2%

Food And Nutrition

3.1%

Agricultural Public Services

3.1%

Computer Science

3.1%

Environmental Science

3.1%

Sociology

2.1%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

2.1%

Biology

2.1%

Finance

2.1%

Automotive Technology

2.1%
Show More
Degrees

Other

43.4%

Bachelors

32.1%

Associate

18.9%

Certificate

2.5%

Masters

1.3%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.6%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate Working As a Grill Attendant?

Are you working as a Grill Attendant? Help us rate Grill Attendant as a Career.

Top Grill Attendant Employers

Jobs From Top Grill Attendant Employers

Related to your recently viewed content