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Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

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Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.

    Work Activities
    • Communicate with customers regarding orders, comments, and complaints.
    • Accept payment from customers, and make change as necessary.
    • Request and record customer orders, and compute bills using cash registers, multi counting machines, or pencil and paper.
    • Prepare daily food items, and cook simple foods and beverages, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, or coffee, using proper safety precautions and sanitary measures.
    • Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas.
    • Monitor and order supplies or food items and restock as necessary to maintain inventory.
    • Serve customers in eating places that specialize in fast service and inexpensive carry-out food.
    • Collect and return dirty dishes to the kitchen for washing.
    • Wash dishes, glassware, and silverware after meals.
    • Distribute food to servers.
    • Notify kitchen personnel of shortages or special orders.
    • Relay food orders to cooks.
    • Prepare and serve cold drinks, or frozen milk drinks or desserts, using drink-dispensing, milkshake, or frozen custard machines.
    • Select food items from serving or storage areas and place them in dishes, on serving trays, or in take-out bags.
    • Pack food, dishes, utensils, tablecloths, and accessories for transportation from catering or food preparation establishments to locations designated by customers.
    • Cook or reheat food items such as french fries.
    • Arrange tables and decorations according to instructions.
    • Serve food and beverages to guests at banquets or other social functions.
    • Provide caterers with assistance in food preparation or service.
    • Plan, prepare, and deliver meals to individuals with special dietary needs.
    • Perform personnel activities such as supervising and training employees.
    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Speech Recognition

      The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $19,810/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $9.53/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 163,180
    • Yearly Projected Openings 31,700
    Typical Education
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Self Control
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Initiative
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