Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
On the Job
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers prepare food, serve drinks, and serve customers in restaurants or fast food places.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Communicate with customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction.
- Communicate dining or order details to kitchen personnel.
- Train food preparation or food service personnel.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
- Arrange tables or dining areas.
- Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
- Clean food service areas.
- Clean tableware.
- Collect dirty dishes or other tableware.
- Move equipment, supplies or food to required locations.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
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