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Working As A Seafood Clerk

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $22,361

    Average Salary

What Does A Seafood Clerk Do

Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. Food preparation workers prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and perform many other food service tasks. 

Duties

Food preparation workers typically do the following:

  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, and dishes
  • Weigh or measure ingredients, such as meats and liquids
  • Prepare fruit and vegetables for cooking
  • Cut meats, poultry, and seafood and prepare them for cooking
  • Mix ingredients for salads
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage
  • Take and record the temperature of food and food storage areas
  • Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service

Food preparation workers perform routine, repetitive tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. To help cooks and other kitchen staff, they prepare ingredients for dishes by slicing and dicing vegetables and by making salads and cold food items. Other common duties include keeping salad bars and buffet tables stocked and clean.

Food preparation workers retrieve pots and pans, clean and store kitchen equipment, and unload and store food supplies. When needed, they retrieve food and equipment for cooks and chefs. In some kitchens, food preparation workers use a variety of commercial kitchen equipment, such as commercial dishwashers, blenders, slicers, or grinders.

In restaurants, workers stock and use soda machines, coffeemakers, and espresso machines to prepare beverages for customers. In fast-food restaurants, food preparation workers may take customer orders and process payments.

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How To Become A Seafood Clerk

Food preparation workers typically learn their skills through on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required.

Education

There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food preparation worker.

Training

Most food preparation workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Trainees typically start by working under the supervision of an experienced worker, who teaches them basic kitchen duties. Training also may include basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations, as well as instructions on how to handle and prepare food.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Food preparation workers chop vegetables, cut meat, and perform many other tasks with sharp knives. They must have the ability to work quickly and safely with sharp objects.

Listening skills. Food preparation workers must understand customers’ orders and follow directions from cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Physical stamina. Food preparation workers stand on their feet for long periods while they prepare food, clean work areas, or lift heavy pots from the stove.

Physical strength. Food preparation workers should be strong enough to lift and carry heavy food supply boxes, which often can weigh up to 50 pounds.

Advancement

Advancement opportunities for food preparation workers depend on their training and work experience. Many food preparation workers advance to assistant or line cook positions as they learn basic cooking skills.

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Average Length of Employment
Food Clerk 2.8 years
Kitchen Clerk 2.3 years
Clerk 2.3 years
Deli/Bakery Clerk 2.1 years
Seafood Clerk 2.0 years
Deli Service Clerk 1.8 years
Deli Clerk 1.6 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 19.4%
Deli Clerk 6.3%
Manager 4.7%
Server 4.3%
Internship 4.2%
Cook 3.9%
Line Cook 2.8%
Waitress 2.8%
Meat Clerk 2.7%
Associate 2.7%
Stocker 2.6%
Volunteer 2.6%
Clerk 2.6%
Teller 2.6%
Top Employers After
Cashier 13.9%
Manager 7.0%
Server 4.7%
Cook 4.0%
Teller 4.0%
Deli Clerk 3.9%
Internship 3.3%
Associate 3.3%
Line Cook 3.1%
Prep Cook 2.8%
Driver 2.8%
Meat Clerk 2.6%

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Seafood Clerk Demographics

Gender

Male

70.0%

Female

28.4%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.8%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

64.5%

French

9.7%

Chinese

3.2%

Russian

3.2%

Portuguese

1.6%

Bulgarian

1.6%

Vietnamese

1.6%

German

1.6%

Bosnian

1.6%

Cantonese

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Mandarin

1.6%

Persian

1.6%

Korean

1.6%

Carrier

1.6%

Italian

1.6%
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Seafood Clerk Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.9%

West Virginia University

7.9%

Anne Arundel Community College

6.9%

Ashford University

5.9%

Saint Louis Community College

5.9%

State University of New York Albany

5.0%

Kennesaw State University

5.0%

Naugatuck Valley Community College

4.0%

Community College of Vermont

4.0%

Georgia State University

4.0%

University of Vermont

4.0%

Old Dominion University

4.0%

University of Hawaii at Manoa

4.0%

Suffolk County Community College

4.0%

Mt. Hood Community College

4.0%

University of Central Florida

4.0%

Hawaii Community College

4.0%

Full Sail University

4.0%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.0%

Florida Atlantic University

4.0%
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Majors

Business

19.7%

Criminal Justice

9.4%

Culinary Arts

7.5%

General Studies

6.6%

Psychology

5.5%

Nursing

5.3%

Accounting

5.0%

Communication

4.2%

Liberal Arts

3.9%

Computer Science

3.5%

Information Technology

3.5%

Kinesiology

3.3%

English

3.3%

Political Science

3.1%

Education

2.9%

Graphic Design

2.9%

Photography

2.6%

Medical Assisting Services

2.6%

Health Care Administration

2.6%

History

2.6%
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Degrees

Other

38.1%

Bachelors

31.6%

Associate

16.7%

Certificate

6.8%

Masters

3.6%

Diploma

2.1%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Seafood Clerk

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  1. Customer Service
  2. Meat Department
  3. Food Safety
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  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Assisted customers with their needs-ordered and stocked inventory for the seafood/meat department-maintained a clean and sanitary department
  • Followed food safety procedures according to store's policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Managed to accurately weigh and label meat/ seafood products
  • Maintain health and safety standards; handle food items with constant awareness of cross-contamination preventive measures.

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