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Top 49 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, 26.5% of Restaurant Associate resumes contained Food Safety as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Restaurant Associate actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Restaurant Associate

1. Food Safety
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Here's how Food Safety is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Followed food safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Serviced guest in a high paced, time conscious environment while adhering to food safety guidelines.
  • Maintained food freshness in accordance with health and food safety regulations.
  • Follow Business and Food Safety Program.
  • Followed all policies and procedures for food safety Resolved customer complaints quickly and efficiently
  • Operate point of sale system Provide excellent customer service Maintain cleanliness of building Practice food safety Help close down restaurant at night

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2. Kitchen Equipment
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Here's how Kitchen Equipment is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Operated all kitchen equipment adeptly.

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3. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained high standards of customer service during high-volume, fast-paced operations.
  • Worked quickly while providing excellent customer service.
  • Generated repeat business through exceptional 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
  • Cash handling, customer service, balance drawer, petty cash, and place orders for inventory.
  • Provided excellent customer service and clerical duties in accordance with the company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a fast - paced place while providing great customer service.
  • Provide customer service to everyone in the convenience store.
  • Prepare coffees and specialty drinks, and customer service.
  • Provided great customer service and maintained relationships with clients.
  • Gained basis in customer service and retail.
  • Cashier, customer service, bake, desserts, serve, cook, maintenance, pages.
  • Provided direct customer service to in store and drive thru customers.
  • Provide excellent customer service Maximize restaurant sales Guest satisfaction and reinforce teamwork
  • Cashier Serving food to guests Cleaning work station frequently Providing satisfactory customer service
  • Provided customer service Collected payments and balanced cash till Maintained Facility Operations Assisted in training new employees Community Involvement
  • Cashier Preparation of food Dish washer Cleaning Customer service/complaints
  • cashier experience up sale food products and promotions created pizzas customer service
  • Grill experience Restocking of food supplies Customer service Barista experience (Starbucks) Sanitation of kitchen area

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4. 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.
  • Write customer orders and sales contracts according to company guidelines.
  • Operate cash register (take customer orders).
  • Cooked Food for Customer Orders.
  • Process payment for customer orders.
  • Request and record customer orders, and compute bills using cash registers, multicounting machines, or pencil and paper.
  • Requested customer orders and depressed keys of mullioning machine to simultaneously record order and compute bill.
  • Provided excellent customer service * Prepared menu items for customer orders * Efficiently disinfected and sterilized establishment
  • 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. Financial Transactions
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Here's how Financial Transactions is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Processed orders and completed financial transactions using cash register/POS system.

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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
  • Moved up quickly from dishwasher to cook, then finally to head of customer relations.
  • 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.

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8. Communication
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Here's how Communication is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintain interpersonal and communication skills in a fast pace environment.
  • Practiced proper communication skills throughout the restaurant
  • Function as the communication link between and among food production in the kitchen.
  • Provided excellent customer care.SKILLS Strong communication skills.
  • Related Skills: Communication, teamwork, flexible Supervisor: Protus Endeley (703-923-3131 /604-4406)

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9. Safety Standards
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Here's how Safety Standards is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained sanitation, health and safety standards in all work areas.
  • Maintained food safety standards at all times.

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10. Clean Bathrooms
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11. Phone Calls
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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Cashier, answered phone calls, clean lobby, stocking, and cooking.
  • Answered phone calls and take down orders.
  • Answered telephone calls and responded to inquiries.

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12. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Assisted management with monthly inventory control and weekly stock ordering.

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13. POS
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Here's how POS is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Encouraged good behaviors using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Communicated clearly and positively with co-workers and management.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepared daily/weekly sales reports to post to General Ledger.
  • Switched between each position according to store needs.
  • Attended customers with a positive and upbeat attitude.
  • Dispose of garbage in proper waste/refuse containers.
  • Performed transactions utilizing the Aloha POS system.
  • Reconciled cash drawers and made bank deposits.
  • Cashier for different positions in the restaurant.
  • Experience with Point of Sale (POS) terminals.
  • Experience with answering telephones and representing the company in a positive manner.
  • Count down tils and make deposits.
  • Created a high-quality dining experience for Panera customers through service, integrity, and contagious positivity

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14. Sales Floor
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15. Company Standards
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Here's how Company Standards is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained a neat, well-groomed appearance including impeccable personal hygiene, hair restraint and minimal jewelry that met company standards.
  • Maintained products, materials, and resources in accordance with government and company standards.
  • Worked to ensure product quality met company standards.
  • Bar Manager * Maintain and supervise bar area to meet company standards.

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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.

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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.
  • Stock service areas with supplies such as coffee, food, tableware, and linens.
  • 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
  • Cleaned and tidied service areas.

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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

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19. 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.
  • Cooked food also made ice cream Maintain a clean food preparation
  • Managed the Ice Cream Bar (appx.

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20. 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

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21. Meal Prep
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Here's how Meal Prep is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Helped with meal preparation, serving, and cleaned food preparation equipment, work areas, and counters and tables.

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22. Powerpoint
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23. Storage Areas
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Here's how Storage Areas is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas such as refrigerators and freezers.
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Selected food items from serving or storage areas and place themin takeout bags.

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24. Preventative Maintenance
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25. Drink Orders
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Here's how Drink Orders is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Packaged menu items into bags or trays and placed drink orders into carriers.
  • Greet and seat customers -Take drink orders -Deliver take-out food -Wash dishes -Bust tables

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26. High Volume
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Here's how High Volume is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained high standards of customer service during high volume, fast-paced situations.
  • Assist in serving customers in high volume periods.

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27. Safety Procedures
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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, service, sanitation, and safety procedures.
  • Trained new employees on proper food handling and safety procedures.

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28. 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.

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29. Quality Products
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30. Positive Attitude
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Here's how Positive Attitude is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Maintained an energetic and positive attitude while dealing with co-workers.

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31. Company Policies
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Here's how Company Policies is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Adhere to company policies and standards as part of the Panera team, Part time position.

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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.
  • Cashiered for the front counter and drive through Maintained store maintenance Provided quick customer service

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33. Resident Care
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34. Cooking Surfaces
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Here's how Cooking Surfaces is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Cleaned food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.

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35. 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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36. 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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37. Simple Foods
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38. 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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39. Display Cases
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Here's how Display Cases is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Cleaned and maintained the beverage area, display cases, equipment, and order transaction area.
  • Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.

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40. 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.

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41. 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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42. Stock Shelves
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Here's how Stock Shelves is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Stock shelves, and mark prices on shelves and items.

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43. 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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44. Safe Environment
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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Greet customers courteously and attentively Maintain a clean and safe environment Handle all cash and credit transactions Assist with restaurant daily settlement

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45. Staff Members
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Here's how Staff Members is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Trained new staff members on customer service including rules and regulations.
  • Trained over 30 new staff members in the restaurant.
  • Assisted in organizing participation in charitable events Engaged with public to market business at events Oversaw staff members to ensure quality preparation

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46. Identify Prices
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Here's how Identify Prices is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Establish or identifY prices of product, tabulate bills using cash using cash registers/pos register.

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47. Computer System
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Here's how Computer System is used in Restaurant Associate jobs:
  • Entered orders into the computer system quickly and in proper sequence.

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48. Osha
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49. New Merchandise
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20 Most Common Skills For A Restaurant Associate

Food Safety

33.0%

Kitchen Equipment

16.8%

Customer Service

12.4%

Customer Orders

5.8%

Menu Items

4.0%

Financial Transactions

3.6%

Dishwasher

2.8%

Communication

2.0%

Safety Standards

1.9%

Clean Bathrooms

1.8%

Phone Calls

1.8%

Inventory Control

1.8%

POS

1.8%

Sales Floor

1.7%

Company Standards

1.6%

Quality Standards

1.5%

Service Areas

1.4%

Special Events

1.4%

Ice Cream

1.4%

High Standards

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Restaurant Associate

Rank Skill
1 Food Safety 26.5%
2 Kitchen Equipment 13.5%
3 Customer Service 10.0%
4 Customer Orders 4.7%
5 Menu Items 3.2%
6 Financial Transactions 2.9%
7 Dishwasher 2.2%
8 Communication 1.6%
9 Safety Standards 1.5%
10 Clean Bathrooms 1.5%
11 Phone Calls 1.5%
12 Inventory Control 1.5%
13 POS 1.5%
14 Sales Floor 1.4%
15 Company Standards 1.3%
16 Quality Standards 1.2%
17 Service Areas 1.1%
18 Special Events 1.1%
19 Ice Cream 1.1%
20 High Standards 1.1%
21 Meal Prep 1.0%
22 Powerpoint 1.0%
23 Storage Areas 0.9%
24 Preventative Maintenance 0.9%
25 Drink Orders 0.9%
26 High Volume 0.9%
27 Safety Procedures 0.9%
28 Guest Satisfaction 0.9%
29 Quality Products 0.9%
30 Positive Attitude 0.8%
31 Company Policies 0.8%
32 Front Counter 0.8%
33 Resident Care 0.8%
34 Cooking Surfaces 0.8%
35 WCS 0.7%
36 Erickson 0.6%
37 Simple Foods 0.6%
38 Kmart 0.6%
39 Display Cases 0.6%
40 Regular Basis 0.6%
41 Exact Standards 0.5%
42 Stock Shelves 0.5%
43 Proper Preparation 0.5%
44 Safe Environment 0.4%
45 Staff Members 0.4%
46 Identify Prices 0.4%
47 Computer System 0.4%
48 Osha 0.4%
49 New Merchandise 0.4%
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