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Career Details :: Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Serve food to patrons outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotels, hospital rooms, or cars.
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.
- Prepares and delivers food trays.
- Examines filled tray for completeness.
- Takes order and relays order to kitchen or serving counter to be filled.
- Apportions and places food servings on plates and trays according to order or instructions.
- Carries silverware, linen, and food on tray or cart.
- Removes tray and stacks dishes for return to kitchen.
- Prepares food items, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages, and places items, such as eating utensils, napkins, and condiments, on trays.
- Records amount and types of special food items served to customers.
- Prepares fountain drinks, such as sodas, milkshakes, and malted milks.
- Washes dishes and cleans work area, tables, cabinets, and ovens; and sweeps service area with broom.
- Restocks service counter with items, such as ice, napkins, and straws.
- Totals and presents check to customer and accepts payment for service.
- Reads orders to determine items to place on food tray.
- Pushes carts to rooms and serves trays to patients or guests.
- Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
- Cooks, Fast Food
- Cooks, Short Order
- Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
- Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
- Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
- Parking Lot Attendants
- Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Performing for/Working With Public
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Provide a Service to Others
- Deal With External Customers
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate