Cafeteria Job Description

Cafeteria Job Description

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Cafeteria provides high level of customer service in retail operation, both while serving from the hot food line, and while operating a POS/Cash register.

Cafeteria Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective cafeteria job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included cafeteria job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Complete requisition forms for needed food and supplies for meal service
Obtain food/supply order from storeroom
Review menu offerings for station
Set-up station with all appropriate equipment
Serve food items according to other’s request within departmental established guidelines
Advise supervisor of any feedback received about food quality
Ensure that cash is never left unattended or exposed
Ensure all opening, change making and end of shift transactions are performed in the presence of management
Setting up, maintaining, and breaking down workstation, including equipment, serving ware, utensils, supplies and food items, so that assigned station(s) are ready for service
Preparing and serving food items to patrons adhering to established departmental guidelines

Cafeteria Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Cafeteria

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HACCP, BLS, CPR, ISO

Education for Cafeteria

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the cafeteria job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Bachelor's Degree in Culinary, Communication, Education, Hospitality, Culinary Arts, General Education, Management, Business/Management, Computer, Leadership

Skills for Cafeteria

Desired skills for cafeteria include:

Sanitation practices
Cooking principles
Areas in the cafeteria
Plate presentations and preparations of all menu items
Facets of food production
Use and maintenance of all food service related equipment
Food items and ability to interact with customers to answer questions and to promote food offerings
Food services rules and regulations to meet federal
State and local guidelines
Food safety and sanitation regulations

Desired experience for cafeteria includes:

Ensuring compliance with all department cash handling procedures consistent security of cash
Following established safety precautions and sanitation procedures
Periodically inspects cafeteria to insure proper health and sanitation standards are maintain
Plans, coordinate, assign, oversee and participate as required in the preparation and serving food
Order cafeteria supplies and prepare food orders as needed
Supervises food service personnels duty, planning, scheduling, organizing, directing work and training

Cafeteria Examples


Cafeteria Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of cafeteria. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for cafeteria
  • Cook to order from menu
  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen
  • Ensure food quality standards are met
  • Performs a variety of food service functions to ensure quality food and service to patients, staff and visitors in the Main Cafeteria
  • Sets up, maintains and breaks down workstation
  • May prepare or serve food & beverage to patrons, transact purchases utilizing cash register and/or perform cleaning duties following sanitation procedures
  • Skilled grill and short order experience
  • Be responsible for processing food items, ensuring proper utilization, storage of food and supplies
  • Be responsible for maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of equipment, supplies, and work areas
  • Take orders from customers and expedite in an organized and timely manner
Qualifications for cafeteria
  • Requires the ability to work around stoves, ovens and dishwashers and to lift large coffee urns for delivery
  • Must be able to perform all essential job functions and environmental/physical considerations per Employee
  • Requires the ability to perform physical work commensurate with above job description
  • During service periods, assists when needed to ensure that the presentation, service quality of the food is in accordance with the established standards
  • Checks the cleanliness and sanitation in each particular kitchen and cafeteria dining room
  • Plans the duty rosters on a weekly basis, ending every Fridays and to review on a daily basis with the Executive Chef /Executive Sous Chef accumulated overtime, lieu days and/or holidays even absenteeism

Cafeteria Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a cafeteria. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for cafeteria
  • Responsible for overseeing departmental receiving, and inventory management
  • Ensures conformance with JCAHO, state and local regulations compliance with all HACCP, department, medical center and SMC system policies and procedures
  • This position has primary responsibility for the direction and development of culinary staff, assuring that food production employees are properly trained and supported in order to accomplish their job routines
  • Performs and/or assists with all aspects of human resource management
  • Under the supervision of the Executive Chef conducts ongoing culinary education in all applicable aspects of food and cooking
  • Develops and evaluates staffing levels for current and forecasted needs
  • Organizes food production staff in order to ensure a cost efficient operation
  • The Sous Chef is a results-oriented member of the Nutrition Services leadership team, a teacher, and a role model for professionalism
  • Scrapes, rinses and washes all dishware used in the café
  • Follow proper food storage and handling regulations to conform to local and State requirements and pass Serve Safe
Qualifications for cafeteria
  • Ensures that all points mentioned in the log-book has been carried out Mise en Place and other instructions to complete the operation
  • High Communication Skills and fluent in English
  • Must be a team player who can work well under pressure and effectively solve problems
  • Able to operate cash register and credit card transactions
  • Minimum 1 year experience cooking in a commercial kitchen, preferably in a full-service boutique or luxury hotel environment with large events of varying specifications
  • Prior experience in cafeteria or large-format food preparation preferred

Cafeteria Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cafeteria. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cafeteria
  • Keep work areas clean, sanitize work surfaces and serving utensils, mops floors, remove trash daily, and perform other assigned cleaning duties
  • Operate electric, steam and gas cooking equipment
  • Prepare high-quality food according to standardized recipes in the correct portions in a cost-conscious manner for a cafeteria
  • Take temperature of hot foods prior to mealtime on temperature charts
  • Keep beverages (coffee and tea) prepared for dispensing
  • Follow the menu plan, adjusting for nutritionally equivalent substitutes, leftovers, and emergencies
  • Preparing food for 300 employees following recipe cards following production, portion and presentation standards
  • Completing mis en place and set up stations
  • Performs tasks requiring an ordinary degree of skill in the preparation and serving of food other tasks required for the operation and sanitary maintenance of a food service facility or area
  • Prepares vegetables and other foods for cooking
Qualifications for cafeteria
  • Must display ability to work with general computer operations and inventory systems
  • Must be able to multi-task and display ability to recognize that the guest interests and needs are always primary
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule including mornings, afternoons, weekends and holidays as business dictates
  • Must possess basic baking skills and the ability to prepare both convenience pre-packaged items, fresh items from scratch
  • Current State of Washington Food Worker Permit
  • Current ServSafe or other food safety or HACCP certification upon 90 days of hire

Cafeteria Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cafeteria. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cafeteria
  • Prepares sandwiches and salads
  • Operates electrical equipment such as mixers, potato peelers, slicing machines, dishwashers, and toasters
  • Sets up serving counters, dishes up and serves food from steam tables, and other foods, including such items as candy and fruit, from the counter
  • Responsible for maintaining general cleanliness of eating area
  • Collects and washes dishes, silver and cooking utensils, and puts them away
  • Sweeps floors, cleans counters and tables, and counter and kitchen equipment, such as food containers, trays, cooking ranges, garbage cans, and refrigerators
  • Receives and checks deliveries of food and other supplies
  • Stores foods properly in refrigerators and storeroom
  • Keeps stores in good order
  • Assists in the taking of inventories of supplies
Qualifications for cafeteria
  • Experience in culinary leadership or supervisory role in a large, high-volume operation
  • BS/BA in Hotel/Restaurant Management or related field
  • Two years of working in kitchen service for back of the house is preferred
  • Must be able to prep food products using standardized food preparation techniques
  • Skillfully use hand tools or machines needed for work
  • Be able to measure, cut or otherwise work on materials or objects with great precision

Cafeteria Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a cafeteria. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for cafeteria
  • Cleans all food processing equipment and processing areas
  • Performs related work as required by Director of Food and Nutrition Services or his/her designee
  • Check food and kitchen supplies
  • Serve menu items, conscious of food safety and quality
  • Cold food preparation
  • Clean and sanitize assigned work areas and equipment
  • Supply food to the serving lines during serving hours
  • Operate cash register during serving hours
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Cafeteria Food Service Manager
  • Good customer service skills
Qualifications for cafeteria
  • A self-motivated, flexible individual who is a dependable team player and has a concern for customer service
  • Prior food service experience in a cafe setting preferred
  • Must be available to work a flexible shift, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Experience in patient service and handling cash preferred
  • Food management certificate issued by the City of Dallas
  • Two years of related experience in food service and related fields

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