Food Service Workers work in various establishments where food is prepared such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, etc where they are primarily responsible for preparing a wide variety of food items. They assemble simple dishes, serve food to the customers, handle food storage duties, and maintain kitchen cleanliness. They may also have to operate a cash register in some environments.
To work as a food service worker, one must possess exceptional communication and customer service skills along with good attention to detail, organization, time-management, and teamwork ability.
A high school diploma or GED equivalent is generally required to work as a food service worker. Having prior experience in a similar capacity is a plus.
Food Service Worker Sample Job Description
• Wash meat, fruits, vegetable, and lentils to remove dirt and store them in refrigerators and pantry areas
• Prepare simple meals like salads and dips
• Rinse, peel, cut, and slice fruits and vegetable
• Wash, cut, and chop meats
• Semi-cook dishes as per the set recipes and store them away so that cooks and chefs can use them later
• Weigh and measure ingredients according to the given instructions
• Portion dishes properly and serve them to the customers in a fast and friendly manner
• Respond to customers; complaints promptly, answer their questions, and make meal suggestions when asked
• Keep the record of supplies and ensure timely procurement of any missing or insufficient ingredients
• Wash plates and dishes and store them properly after cleaning
• Pick up trash and dispose of properly
• Keep the kitchen and dining area clean and sanitized
• Perform preventative and general maintenance on kitchen equipment such as ovens and grills
• Ensure adherence to food safety regulations