Top Restaurant Associate Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Restaurant Associate. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Restaurant Associate resumes they appeared on. For example, 23.2% of Restaurant Associate resumes contained Food Preparation as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Restaurant Associate actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Food Preparation

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Here's how Food Preparation is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained work stations, assisted with food preparation and replenished inventory.
  • Helped with meal preparation, serving, and cleaned food preparation equipment, work areas, and counters and tables.
  • Performed duties as assigned by management to ensure quality food preparation, service, and appearance of the restaurant.
  • Prepared daily reports of profit and loss, labor costs and food preparation and usage.
  • Assisted with food preparation in the kitchen while adhering to restaurant procedures and protocols.
  • On-boarded and trained new employees on food preparation and staff according to set guidelines.
  • Inspected and cleaned food preparation areas to ensure safe and sanitary food- handling practices.
  • Executed proper sanitation of food preparation areas, dining room and dish room.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, service, sanitation, and safety procedures.
  • Clean the food preparation equipment following company and government health procedures and standards.
  • Experience in cake decoration, food preparation, cashiering, and order-taking.
  • Included food preparation, clean, service line, check temperature.
  • Served drinks to customers and performed light food preparation.
  • Operated the cash register and assisted with food preparation.
  • Assist in different stations of the cafe such as a cashier, food preparation and maintenance on occasion.
  • Cooked food also made ice cream Maintain a clean food preparation
  • Line Service Food Preparation Food quality control Customer service Cashier

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2. Kitchen Areas

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Here's how Kitchen Areas is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained in-stock and presentable condition assigned areas Cleaned Kitchen areas and washed dishes and organized areas.
  • Served Food to Residents, Cleaned up dining hall and kitchen areas before and after meals; Kitchen Duties as Required
  • Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas; as well as sterilizing equipment and all facilities.
  • Clean, Disinfect & Neatly Organize Tables, floors, Dining & Kitchen areas.
  • Cleaned and maintained dining and kitchen areas according to departmental standards and procedures.
  • Worked cleaning kitchen areas, preparing food, and running cash registers.

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4. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Retail experience including suggestively selling product, handling customer transactions, and providing customer service.
  • Excel in ability to provide customer service and effectively handle difficult customers.
  • Worked quickly while providing excellent customer service.
  • Assisted customers while maintaining customer service values
  • Prepared sandwiches, ran cash register, cleaned front and back of restaurant, developed great customer service knowledge and skills
  • Supervised, scheduled and trained a team of 4 in a fast-paced entertainment and retail setting Resolved escalated customer service matters
  • Greet each guest with friendly customer service, make sure each guest feels welcome & cater to their needs
  • Trained and responsible for multiple functions including working cash register, preparing and serving food, customer service
  • Provide customer service by taking meal orders, operating cash registers, and various kitchen duties.
  • Cashier, food prep, customer service, greet and engage customers, make food, clean
  • Provided excellent customer service and clerical duties in accordance with the company policies and procedures.
  • Provided efficient customer service and assisted with training 2 employees with all procedures and rules.
  • Maintained all standards set forth by McDonald's and provided excellent customer service.
  • Cashed, provided quality customer service, and prep pizza dough.
  • Maintain a fast - paced place while providing great customer service.
  • Serve guest with quick, friendly, and efficient customer service.
  • Trained new staff members on customer service including rules and regulations.
  • Provided superb customer service as to insure their visit was enjoyable.
  • Provide exceptional customer service in a fast paced, busy environment.
  • Provide customer service while taking orders fast and accurately.

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5. Customer Orders

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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Take customer orders on the phone, prep pizzas, and assist any customers with any needs.
  • Requested and record customer orders, and compute bills using cash registers.
  • Verified customer orders were correct then delivered orders to correct table.
  • Operate cash register (take customer orders).
  • Cooked Food for Customer Orders.
  • Process payment for customer orders.
  • Requested customer orders and depressed keys of mullioning machine to simultaneously record order and compute bill.
  • pack customer orders to make sure that all condiments are added.
  • Prepare customer orders Keep restaurant clean and tidy, ready for business Run registers Prepare dough daily Open and close restaurant

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6. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • 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.
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Managed closing duties to follow safety procedures along with restaurant protocols.
  • Maintained sanitation and safety procedures.

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7. Dishwasher

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Here's how Dishwasher is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Register, Dishwasher, deli, customer service, Cleaned work area, cleaned tables, Prep
  • Worked as a line cook and dishwasher and helped train new employees at these positions.
  • Cashier, Cook, Food Handler, Dishwasher, Maintenance Crew Member.
  • Cashier * Dishwasher * Stock foods (shelves, refrigerators, freezer) * Take orders (in store and telephone)
  • board of health cleaning) Dishwasher.
  • Cleaned up - washed dishes, loading and unloading dishwashers, prep area clean-up, sweeping, mopping and garbage removal.

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8. Credit Card Transactions

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Here's how Credit Card Transactions is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Balanced cash register by reviewing cash, debit, and credit card transactions.
  • Functioned a cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions.
  • Greet Guests Cash Handling/Credit Card transactions Process guests food order Food/Line prep Dishwashing Sanitation- store opening/closing protocols
  • Interacted with customers and provided beverages and food upon request.- Maintained a clean environment for consumers.- Handled cash/credit card transactions.
  • Provided exceptional service inputting orders correctly into our computer system while handling cash or credit card transactions.
  • Handled currency and credit card transactions quickly and accurately.

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9. Customer Complaints

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Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Assisted co-workers with customer complaints.
  • Followed all policies and procedures for food safety Resolved customer complaints quickly and efficiently
  • Resolve customer complaints .Sort, Count, and Wrap currency and coins.
  • Assisted manager in daily operation dealing with customer complaints creating alternatives solutions and problem solving their needs.
  • Provided quality customer service to insure return business by personally solving customer complaints and issues.
  • Sharpened communication skills by resolving customer complaints and creating win-win solutions to their problems.

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10. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Processed orders and completed financial transactions using cash register/POS system.
  • Maintained an energetic and positive attitude while dealing with co-workers.
  • Keep positive attitude towards customers and co-workers.
  • Learned from this position to be diligent for one's fellow employees and customers for the sake of streamlined service.
  • Assisted with restaurant duties including cooking, cleaning, and taking orders to provide a positive customer experience
  • Created a positive working environment which lead to a more satisfied customer service base.
  • Promoted a positive attitude for the team, as well as the members.
  • Worked as a Restaurant Associate and was in training for Assistant Manager position.
  • Listen attentively to customers' needs to ensure a positive customer experience.
  • Learned how to be productive and positive in high-pressure situations.
  • Learned new positions and promptly mastered new and difficult obstacles.
  • Assisted in the post shift breakdown and cleaning process.
  • Served customers and encouraged positive teamwork in the restaurant.
  • Provided operational support on all food and drink positions.
  • Prepared daily/weekly sales reports to post to General Ledger.
  • Attended customers with a positive and upbeat attitude.
  • Switched between each position according to store needs.
  • Worked in skill positions during peak periods.
  • Performed transactions utilizing the Aloha POS system.
  • Reconciled cash drawers and made bank deposits.

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11. Phone Orders

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Here's how Phone Orders is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Greeted in store diners as well as responsible for phone orders and takeout.
  • Answered phones, accepted incoming phone orders, and processed orders.
  • Cashier Take Phone Orders Prepare Food
  • Handle phone orders with professionalism and accurately collect information needed to complete order.
  • Recorded phone orders accurately and quickly and processed costumer payments.
  • Assist guest with ordering, help with any issues, help take phone orders and use proper procedures with cash exchanges.

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12. Clean Tables

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Here's how Clean Tables is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Bring chips and help clean tables, host, job is only as needed
  • Clean Tables, throw out trash bags and clean windows.
  • Serve food/prepare food/clean tables/ wash dishes/take orders
  • Ask if they needed anything, clean tables, put out more food if it was running out.
  • Assist customers at the register, clean tables, input orders into the computer, and answer phones.
  • Served food to students, cleaned ice cream machine, clean tables, and washed dishes.

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13. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Prepared some monthly restaurant management reports emphasizing restaurants sales, systems and inventory control.
  • Assisted management with monthly inventory control and weekly stock ordering.
  • Assisted management with monthly inventory control and weekly stock ordering.
  • Directed retail distribution, inventory control, procurement, and warehousing.
  • Reduced food and beverage costs through effective supervision and inventory control.
  • Conducted inventory controls by restocking and rotated existing products.

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14. Company Standards

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Here's how Company Standards is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained products, materials, and resources in accordance with government and company standards.
  • Bar Manager * Maintain and supervise bar area to meet company standards.
  • Prepared and delivered food according to company standards while providing excellent customer service that ensured customer satisfaction.
  • Prepared food for customer according to safety requirements and company standards.
  • Maintained a neat, well groomed appearance including impeccable personal hygiene, hair restraint and minimal jewelry that met company standards.
  • Prepare product, including salads, burgers, nuggets, fries, catering orders according to recipe and established company standards

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15. Greeting Customers

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Here's how Greeting Customers is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills in greeting customers, presenting menus, taking food orders and expediting them through the kitchen.
  • Created a positive atmosphere by greeting customers upon entering establishment and providing a pleasant and friendly experience.
  • Performed cashier and customer service duties including greeting customers entering the establishment.
  • Performed exceptional customer service by greeting customers, and offering prompt service which ensured high customer satisfaction.
  • Generated a friendly atmosphere by greeting customers upon arrival.
  • Demonstrated genuine hospitality while greeting customers.

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16. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintain quality standards for food storage.
  • Observe and evaluate workers and work procedures to ensure quality standards and service, and complete disciplinary write-ups.
  • Provide general restaurant preparation Maintain the highest quality standards of area cleanliness Provide extraordinary service and support.
  • 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.
  • Observe and evaluate staff and work procedures in order to ensure quality standards and service.

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17. Service Areas

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Here's how Service Areas is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Ensured there where adequate food and beverages ready to be served in the dining and food service areas i.e.
  • Ensured the dining service areas are properly set-up and maintained throughout the day.
  • Prepared and served food to patrons Provided great customer service Cleaned service areas
  • Monitored and maintained cleanliness, sanitation, and organization of assigned station and service areas.
  • Monitored and maintained cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned station and service areas.
  • Assisted co-workers Assisted in maintaining preparation and service areas in a sanitary condition

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18. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Assisted in customer orders, kept dining and play areas clean and neat, organized birthday party or special events.
  • Scheduled dining reservations and designed parties and special events for diners.
  • Participated in special events, including catering and county fairs.
  • Trained new sales associates Executed marketing promotions and special events Greeted guest upon arrival and calculated guest checks.
  • Prepared & Delivered Meals Daily For In-House And Outside Residents Stocked Inventory for Community Village Store & Caf Catering for Special Events
  • Promoted-Marketed-Advertised all Events for the year including Holidays and Special Events to produce successful profit margins and gain Customer Satisfaction.

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19. High Standards

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Here's how High Standards is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Organized and performed cleanup to meet high standards of restaurant Responsible for restocking carts and storing them in a timely manner
  • Handled currency and credit transactions quickly and accurately, Maintained high standards of customer service during high-volume, fast-paced operations.
  • 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
  • Worked various shifts preparing food for customers * Assisted in training of new employees * Responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness

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20. Ice Cream

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Here's how Ice Cream is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Scooped ice cream, prepared burgers and fries, operated cash register
  • Provided timely service in fountain drinks and ice cream products.
  • Managed the Ice Cream Bar (appx.
  • Collected money from customers, assisted customers in getting their orders ready, and prepared drinks and ice cream treats for customers
  • Greeted customers and took orders; fulfilled orders which included making ice cream and other desserts and grilling or frying food.
  • Operated a cash register and received customers orders * Completed orders by preparing ice cream and cooking the food in the kitchen

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21. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Volunteer _ _ Technical Skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Operate variety of software programs; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AviMark, Quickbooks.
  • Organized data using Microsoft programs (Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Excel, powerpoint, microsoft office

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22. Storage Areas

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Here's how Storage Areas is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Selected food items from serving or storage areas and place themin takeout bags.
  • Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage or cross-contamination.
  • Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage or cross-contamination.
  • Assisted with inventory management and maintained food storage areas.
  • Secured refrigerated/freezer and dry good storage areas.
  • Restocked storage areas after food delivery.

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23. Guest Satisfaction

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Here's how Guest Satisfaction is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained guest satisfaction in Retail and Restaurant stores.
  • Demonstrated effective communication with guests and coworkers to create a seamless interaction ensuring guest satisfaction and retention.
  • Recognized as an exemplary employee and consistently met/exceed established goals for guest satisfaction and team performance.
  • Created guest satisfaction by providing fast and friendly genuine hospitality and by exceeding guest expectations.
  • Focus on overall guest satisfaction whereby providing excellent service during the dining experience.
  • Inquired about guest satisfaction, anticipated additional needs and happily fulfilled requests.

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24. High Volume

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Here's how High Volume is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Assist in serving customers in high volume periods.
  • Completed a comprehensive training program and quickly established an excellent record of performance at this high volume family-oriented restaurant.
  • Opened/closed high volume restaurant Provided excellent service to clients Reconciled cash intake Trained new servers
  • Maintained composure during periods of high volume while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Motivated teamwork in a high volume environment.-Cash handling-Food safety-Title IV liquor laws-Menu knowledge-Teamwork
  • Handled high volume efficiently while still maintaining excellent customer service.

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25. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Worked to ensure product quality met company standards.
  • Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.

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26. Drink Orders

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Here's how Drink Orders is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Greet and seat customers -Take drink orders -Deliver take-out food -Wash dishes -Bust tables
  • Serve customers items requested, take customer food & drink orders, provide great customer service, cashier, and hostess.
  • Open kiosk, prepare food set up, inventory, take good and drink orders, receive payment and give change.
  • Greeted guests, took food and drink orders, prepare and assemble food items, maintained the cash drawer and POS system
  • Conducted money transactions with customers on a cash register Maintained a balanced cash register Took food and drink orders and served customers
  • Job Duties Included: Waiting six table sections, serving food and taking drink orders food customers, cleanup after shift.

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27. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Executed daily task that included serving customers, taking orders, and general maintenance.
  • Assisted with the general maintenance and upkeep of utensils and eating area.
  • Handled cash General maintenance duties Customer Service
  • Restocked shelves, worked the cash register and deep-fryer, made smoothies and provided general maintenance for the restaurant.
  • Performed general maintenance duties, including mopping floors, washing dishes, wiping counter tops and emptying grease traps.
  • Cook, Busboy, Dishwasher, Salad bar restocking and general maintenance.

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28. Positive Attitude

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Here's how Positive Attitude is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer service by demonstrating energetic, and positive attitude with customer interactions.
  • Maintained positive attitude and ensured to provide a team oriented environment.
  • Maintained a positive attitude and provide excellent customer service.
  • Provide excellent customer service and a positive attitude.
  • Maintained positive attitude towards public.
  • Greet guests, take orders and ensure patrons leave with a positive attitude toward the restaurant and the desire to return.

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29. Cooking Surfaces

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Here's how Cooking Surfaces is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and all dishes.
  • Cleaned all cooking surfaces, floors, trash and equipment.
  • Cleaned foodpreparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
  • Cleaned foodpreparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.Verified that prepared foodmeets requirements for quality and quantity.

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30. Company Policies

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Here's how Company Policies is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Ensured that employees understood company policies and procedures through proper handling of all transactions and corresponding documentation.
  • Certified restaurant trainer and implemented training policies ensuring all employees were following correct company policies.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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31. Efficient Service

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Here's how Efficient Service is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Promoted business by establishing courteous and efficient service.
  • Provided friendly and efficient service to all residents and guest.
  • Provided friendly and efficient service to all customers.
  • Provided friendly and efficient service.
  • Developed reputation as an efficient service provider with high levels of accuracy.
  • Developed reputation as an efficient service provider with high levels of accuracy.

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32. Front Counter

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Here's how Front Counter is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Front counter and drive through cashier, front of house cleaning duties.
  • Managed the front counter operations.
  • Processed food orders and cash transactions, maintained front counter, ensured dining room remained clean according to company's standards.
  • Performed duties at multiple workstations (e.g., front counter, Drive-Thru, prep boards, expediter, etc.)
  • Assisted in working the front counter when needed by working the cash register and also by being an order taker.
  • Received payments by cash* Greeted customers at front counter* Took customers food orders* Cleaned and sanitized customer tables for eating

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33. Sales Floor

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Here's how Sales Floor is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Generate picks on the sales floor and start stocking so that all walls are stocked to its fullest.
  • Maintain clean and sanitary work environment on and off the sales floor.
  • Receive, open, unpack and issue sales floor merchandise.
  • Transferred merchandise from the backroom to sales floor.
  • Provided customer service Acquired merchandise from the backroom to restock the sales floor.

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34. Prep Food

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Here's how Prep Food is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Cashier cook hostess supervisor prep food ordering
  • Greet guests, take orders, receive payments, prep food, dining room attendant, and clean dining room.
  • Prepare sub's, maintain the register, prep food and keep the dining area and bathrooms clean for the customers
  • Restock items, take and prepare orders, prep food, document the functionality of equipment and temperatures of food.
  • Used cash register to conduct monetary transactions on a daily basis and helped prep food for daily operations.
  • Use sanitary methods to prep food cook and serve guests, clean the kitchen and properly store food.

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35. Monetary Transactions

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Here's how Monetary Transactions is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Received payment monetary transactions Greeted customers and demonstrated exemplary customer service Provide information and procedures or policies of the restaurant
  • Handled monetary transactions with attention to detail and verified accuracy in change and end-of-day register calculations.
  • Handled all monetary transactions via electronic or legal tender, bookkeeping and other documenting.
  • Handled monetary transactions quickly and accurately * Light housekeeping to maintain store appearance
  • Prepared food, managed monetary transactions, and provided quality customer service.
  • Handled monetary transactions with great accuracy and efficiency in a fast-paced environment.

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36. WCS

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Here's how WCS is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Sell WCS food items and increasing sales through up-selling and suggestive selling.

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37. Kmart

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Here's how Kmart is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Handled cash Customer Service Marketing Prepared foodKmart/Little Caesar's Chicago, IL

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38. Erickson

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Here's how Erickson is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintain the Erickson Retirement Communities philosophy and "Vision statement.

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39. Kitchen Equipment

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Here's how Kitchen Equipment is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Operated all kitchen equipment adeptly.
  • Clean, sanitized kitchen equipment and serving area on a regular basis in accordance to safety/sanitizing requirements-capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Prepared Foods Associate: Responsible for sanitizing all commercial kitchen equipment and maintaining area in accordance with health codes.
  • Cleaned the kitchen equipment and appliances and held responsibility of getting them repaired in case of any problem.
  • Requisitioned food supplies, kitchen equipment, and appliances, based on estimates of future needs.
  • Clean and maintain all kitchen equipment compliant with established policies and procedures.

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40. Simple Foods

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Here's how Simple Foods is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Prepare daily food items and cook simple foods and beverages, such as sandwiches and salads.
  • Prepared simple foods and beverages such as sandwiches, salads, and coffee, etc.
  • Prepared simple foods and beverages such as sandwiches, baked goods and coffee.
  • Prepare simple foods and beverages such as sandwiches, salads and cold drinks.
  • Prepared simple foods and beverages such as sandwiches, salads, and coffee.
  • Prepare daily food items, and cook simple foods and beverages.

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41. New Associates

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Here's how New Associates is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Train new associates on how to properly uphold clean and fresh produce department.
  • Trained new associates on software, policy, and procedure.
  • Trained new associates in the Dining room.
  • Assisted in training new associates.
  • Assisted in training new associates.
  • Assisted in training 3-5 new associates each semester Addressed customers' problems quickly and efficiently

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42. Customer Care

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Here's how Customer Care is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer care.SKILLS Strong communication skills.

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43. Display Cases

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Here's how Display Cases is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • 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.
  • Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases and wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking.
  • Cleaned and maintained a safe work place along with the beverage area, display cases, equipment and order transaction area.
  • Handled the restaurants heavy demand for foods featured in its display cases plus centerpiece dishes for catered events.
  • Prepared foods, dishwasher, made entrees, general clean up, general repairs, maintenance on coolers/display cases

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44. Regular Basis

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Here's how Regular Basis is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Conducted and administered performance evaluations for hourly staff on regular basis.
  • Assisted in the opening and closing of the store on a regular basis.
  • Maintained and updated food storeroom inventory reports on a regular basis.
  • Prepare and cook foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
  • Greeted and seated guests on a regular basis.

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45. Stock Room

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Here's how Stock Room is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Manage and take down inventory in the stock room.
  • organize the stock room and ensure that accurate labeling, logical placement, neat arrangement, and cleanliness are maintained.
  • Organize the stock room, freezers, and cooler.
  • Maintained cleanliness and presentation of stock room and production floor.

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46. Exact Standards

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Here's how Exact Standards is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Prepare orders to exact standards and specifications of the customer.

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47. Proper Preparation

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Here's how Proper Preparation is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Provide consistent quality offerings through the proper preparation and display of products

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20 Most Common Skill for a Restaurant Associate

Food Preparation29.2%
Kitchen Areas17.3%
Menu Items9.9%
Customer Service8%
Customer Orders6.3%
Safety Procedures3.2%
Dishwasher3%
Credit Card Transactions2.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Restaurant Associate

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
23.2%
23.2%
2
2
Kitchen Areas
Kitchen Areas
13.8%
13.8%
3
3
Menu Items
Menu Items
7.8%
7.8%
4
4
Customer Service
Customer Service
6.4%
6.4%
5
5
Customer Orders
Customer Orders
5%
5%
6
6
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
2.6%
2.6%
7
7
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
2.4%
2.4%
8
8
Credit Card Transactions
Credit Card Transactions
1.9%
1.9%
9
9
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
1.5%
1.5%
10
10
POS
POS
1.5%
1.5%
11
11
Phone Orders
Phone Orders
1.5%
1.5%
12
12
Clean Tables
Clean Tables
1.5%
1.5%
13
13
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
Company Standards
Company Standards
1.4%
1.4%
15
15
Greeting Customers
Greeting Customers
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Service Areas
Service Areas
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Special Events
Special Events
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
High Standards
High Standards
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Ice Cream
Ice Cream
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Storage Areas
Storage Areas
1%
1%
23
23
Guest Satisfaction
Guest Satisfaction
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
High Volume
High Volume
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Product Quality
Product Quality
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Drink Orders
Drink Orders
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Cooking Surfaces
Cooking Surfaces
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Company Policies
Company Policies
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Efficient Service
Efficient Service
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Front Counter
Front Counter
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Sales Floor
Sales Floor
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Prep Food
Prep Food
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Monetary Transactions
Monetary Transactions
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
WCS
WCS
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Kmart
Kmart
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Erickson
Erickson
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Kitchen Equipment
Kitchen Equipment
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Simple Foods
Simple Foods
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
New Associates
New Associates
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Customer Care
Customer Care
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Display Cases
Display Cases
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Regular Basis
Regular Basis
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Stock Room
Stock Room
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Exact Standards
Exact Standards
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Proper Preparation
Proper Preparation
0.5%
0.5%

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