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Career Details :: Food Preparation Workers
Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Cleans, portions, and cuts or peels various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
- Cleans, cuts, slices, or disjoints meats and poultry to prepare for cooking.
- Prepares and serves variety of beverages, such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
- Portions and arranges food on serving dishes, trays, carts, or conveyor belts.
- Prepares variety of foods according to customers' orders or instructions of superior, following approved procedures.
- Carries food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas.
- Distributes food to waiters and waitresses to serve to customers.
- Stores food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
- Butchers and cleans fowl, fish, poultry, and shellfish to prepare for cooking or serving.
- Requisitions, stores, and distributes food supplies, equipment, and utensils.
- Cleans and maintains work areas, equipment, and utensils.
- Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
- Cooks, Fast Food
- Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
- Cooks, Short Order
- Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
- Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
- Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
- Waiters and Waitresses
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Service Orientation
- Active Listening
- Social Perceptiveness
- Equipment Selection
- Reading Comprehension
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Provide a Service to Others
- Deal With External Customers
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done