Cafeteria Assistant Job Description

Cafeteria Assistant Job Description

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Cafeteria assistant provides for the various aspects of site meal programs to include food, safety and sanitation, presentation, service and cash handling.

Cafeteria Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Is knowledgeable in the daily operation of the register
Prepareing dishes to specification by the chef
Cash register - will train
Stock products on shelves and in refrigerators
Track what merchandise is needed
Monitor the activities of students in the cafeteria
Counsel and/or intervene with students to ensure acceptable behavior
Report observations and/or incidents relating to students to appropriate school personnel
Respond to emergency situations to address immediate safety concerns
Assist students during lunchtime

Cafeteria Assistant Qualifications

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

Education for Cafeteria Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the cafeteria assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Associates, Culinary Management, Hospitality, Nutrition, Dietetics, Business, Human Resources, Mathematics

Skills for Cafeteria Assistant

Desired skills for cafeteria assistant include:

Sanitation practices
Food items and ability to interact with customers to answer questions and to promote food offerings
Effective planning and organizational skills and work well with and around others
Pleasant demeanor
Rules and procedures of sanitation and safety in a food service environment
Daily operation of the register
School policies and procedures
Garde manger and sauté
Different stations like grill
Cold food preparation

Desired experience for cafeteria assistant includes:

Perform routine cleaning tasks (clean up spills on tables, floor, etc)
Monitor the activities of students in the cafeteria and/or on the playground
Master’s Degree in Dietetics, Food or Nutrition, required
Registered as Dietitian in the State of New York, required
Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience in Nutrition and Food Services, including three (3) years in a supervisory role, required
Reports to work in a regular timely fashion

Cafeteria Assistant Examples

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Cafeteria Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of cafeteria assistant. 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 assistant
  • Sets up yogurt machine with product
  • Prepares and ensures coffee is available at all times
  • Balances daily deposits to end of shift report
  • Maintains a cash bank
  • Reports any discrepancies with daily deposits to supervisor
  • Fills water bottle bin with bottled water and ice as needed
  • Stocks and replenishes condiments and paper products in dining and serving area
  • Fills chip rack and rotates stock
  • Greets customers in a courteous and prompt manner
  • Maintains pleasant attitude and harmonious guest relations at all times
Qualifications for cafeteria assistant
  • Take cash
  • Cleans serving counters
  • Cleans yogurt machine
  • Cleans coffee station
  • Cleans condiment station and restocks
  • Cleans Dr.’s Dining Room
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Cafeteria Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a cafeteria assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for cafeteria assistant
  • Special cleaning must be done as assigned in job schedule
  • Minimum three (3) months food service experience or minimum six (6) month related food service experience
  • Plan, coordinate, assign, oversee and participate as required in the preparation and serving of food
  • Maintain consistency in food preparation and service to students and school employees
  • Prepare foods as needed
  • Prepare work details for next day
  • Receive, check and sign for food delivered to school
  • Coordinate efforts with school staff, faculty and support personnel, which include (delivery, maintenance, security, custodial)
  • Maintaining stock of pre-packaged items and beverages in serving area re-ordering as needed
  • Maintaining stock of condiments and paper goods in dining room re-ordering as needed
Qualifications for cafeteria assistant
  • Cleans dining commons after each meal period, which includes wiping tables, chairs, beverage service areas and condiment storage areas
  • Assists with any food preparation as directed by chef/manager
  • Determines food purchase charges per customer according to price list established and items purchased
  • Balance deposits against bank deposit records
  • One year experience in industrial food service for large groups to include cooking methods, portion control and use of commercial cooking equipment is preferred with three to six months on-the-job training
  • Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations and follow verbal and/or written instructions for equipment, recipe production, or formulations
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Cafeteria Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a cafeteria assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cafeteria assistant
  • Assist in keeping food in cold storage area organised, labelled, dated and rotated
  • Serve food to the customers in the cafeteria
  • Clear tables, wash dishes, pots and pans
  • May assist in other duties as assigned including cashiering
  • Monitor the activities of students on the playground
  • Prepare a variety of foods requiring short preparation for patients, public, staff and catered events under supervision
  • Serve meals and beverages in a variety of positions that requires very strong customer service skills
  • Wash, rinse and sanitize equipment and work areas as assigned following proper procedures
  • May prepare and serve food trays for patient meals
  • May prepare and serve ice water to patients
Qualifications for cafeteria assistant
  • Passing grade on Manager’s Proficiency Exam (administered by FNS)
  • Must maintain professional appearance at all times, clean and well groomed as per standards
  • 30% Ensures approximately 150,000 quality meals are provided annually
  • 20% Manages total operational expenses, including salary & benefits
  • May provide food service for employees and/or patrons during times cafeteria is closed by operating and servicing a vending machine operations in some locations
  • Train and develop cafeteria staff
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Cafeteria Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a cafeteria assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cafeteria assistant
  • May distribute patient menus, assist patient in food selections as needed
  • May prepare salads, garnishes and Jello
  • Presents menu options to patients for selection according to diet requirements
  • Modifies patient’ tray according to dietary restrictions before distribution to patients including appropriate condiments and beverage
  • Communicates routinely with Diet Office and kitchen regarding changes for diets, food quantities and trays required for patients
  • Tray passer/Tray line
  • Places selection on tray and delivers tray to patient’s bedside and verifies that all patients receive trays
  • Diet/CBORD Office
  • Utilize CBORD Diet Office Management computer system to enter patient menu selections
  • Prepare patient tray tickets
Qualifications for cafeteria assistant
  • Monitor business needs and maintain cleanliness standards
  • Be in good health and able to perform work required for this position including being able to lift/move/manoeuvre objects weighing up to 50lbs
  • Experience of working with food and a servery preferred
  • Be committed and aware of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • A current Food Hygiene Qualification would be an advantage but not essential
  • Previous cafeteria experience preferred
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Cafeteria Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a cafeteria assistant. 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 assistant
  • Bake and cook a variety of foods
  • Assist in taking monthy inventory and stock shelves
  • Assist with daily laundry and sanitation duties, including kitchen detail cleaning and dish room duties
  • Rotate with other kitchen staff on daily/weekly/monthly cleaning maintaining clean and sanitary conditions
  • Serve food according to established guidelines and replenish serving containers as needed
  • Check expiration dates on a regular basis
  • Perform other duties requested by the Cafeteria Supervisor
  • Assist in quality control tasks
  • Stocking products onto shelves
  • Prepping food for weekly lunches
Qualifications for cafeteria assistant
  • Anchorage Municipality Food Handlers card within 30 days of hire
  • Specific vocational training - This training can be provided in a school, work, military, institutional or vocational environment
  • 1 year of training or on the job training in quantity food preparation and basic principles of sanitation and safety in food handling
  • Culinary Arts education/training
  • Some experience in food service
  • ServSafe Certification or ability to acquire

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