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Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Place food servings on plates or trays according to orders or instructions.
    • Clean or sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, or facilities.
    • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.
    • Load trays with accessories, such as eating utensils, napkins, or condiments.
    • Take food orders and relay orders to kitchens or serving counters so they can be filled.
    • Total checks, present them to customers, and accept payment for services.
    • Monitor food preparation or serving techniques to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
    • Remove trays and stack dishes for return to kitchen after meals are finished.
    • Carry food, silverware, or linen on trays or use carts to carry trays.
    • Record amounts and types of special food items served to customers.
    • Stock service stations with items, such as ice, napkins, or straws.
    • Prepare food items, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, or beverages.
    • Determine where patients or patrons would like to eat their meals and help them get situated.

    Skills

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    3

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

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

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Expression

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

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Food Production

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

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 22710/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 10.92/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 14,060
    • Yearly Projected Openings 2,240

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Self Control
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Commercial use dishwashers
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    • Carbonated beverage dispenser

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    Tags

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