Cafeteria Worker Job Description

Cafeteria Worker Job Description

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Cafeteria worker provides consistent and good quality service to cafe custom­ers by adhering to the established portion sizes for each food item, and following written recipes.

Cafeteria Worker Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensures that the quality of all food items are satisfactory according to Department/State Health Code Standards
Maintains adequate supply of food items in all areas including the self-service refrigerators, bakery cases, panini station, pizza station, express area and at cash registers
Performs courteous, friendly service to all customers of the Cafeteria with emphasis on a "Team Work" approach to service
Performs accurate duties relating to customer information
Set up and break down Coffee Central area for coffee service
Prepares coffee, tea and assorted beverages and arranges equipment for beverage service
Cleans preparation areas in Bake Shop, Coffee Central and related service areas prior to, during and after service by washing walls, counters, ceilings, doors, windows, signs, , by the use of harsh cleaning solutions and sponges, cleaning cloths and the like
Assists customers in obtaining food services in a courteous and helpful manner
Accurately debits cost centers, fund numbers or platinum plates for all credit meals
Handles approximately $2,000

Cafeteria Worker Qualifications

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

Education for Cafeteria Worker

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the cafeteria worker job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School Degree in Communication, Culinary Arts, Education

Skills for Cafeteria Worker

Desired skills for cafeteria worker include:

Allergens
By answering questions and making suggestions
Emergency exits
Emergency preparedness
Fire extinguisher use
Food items
Food items served and accurate portion sizes while maintaining outstanding customer service
Food temperature danger zone
Ingredients
Portion control standards

Desired experience for cafeteria worker includes:

One (1) year of experience in food service industry preferred
One (1) year of experience with cash registers preferred
Adequate math skills for handling money preferred
Completion of a three-month sanitation course preferred
Have at least six months of cooking experience in an environment where a variety of entrees and methods are used (for example, a restaurant, cafeteria, or culinary school)
Must be able to bend, stoop, reach and lift weights averaging 10 lbs

Cafeteria Worker Examples

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Cafeteria Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a cafeteria worker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for cafeteria worker
  • Arranges food to be served
  • Maintains supply of food and garnishes at stations
  • Serves food
  • Prepares patient food trays
  • May cart food to patient's bedside
  • Makes sandwiches
  • Prepares beverages
  • May grill items such as sandwiches, eggs, and pancakes
  • May retrieve carts on hospital floors, cleans work station and immediate area
  • Sorts, scrapes, clears, stacks, loads and unloads dishes, silverware, trays, glasses etc
Qualifications for cafeteria worker
  • Clears, stacks and washes dishes, trays, and glasses
  • May operate and/or clean kitchen appliances such as coffee urns, toasters and dispensers
  • Cleans dining area and tables
  • Maintains eating utensil supplies for dining patrons
  • Prepares refuse for pick-up
  • Accurately portions food and beverages
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Cafeteria Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a cafeteria worker. 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 worker
  • Serve food to customers on tray line and in Cafeteria
  • Stock work areas with food, supplies and/or small wares
  • Transport food to various service areas in order to accomplish timely delivery of and quality food to requesting areas
  • Handle, count and store cash as assigned for Supervisor's reconciliation and documentation
  • Food preparation, serving meals, dishwashing and kitchen cleaning
  • Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to stand for long periods of time
  • Also requires interaction in a positive manner with adults and children
  • Orientation is every Tuesday and is ongoing weekly
  • Assignment lasts through the end of the school year on June 6, 2018
  • Food handlers permit needed within 10-14 days of start date
Qualifications for cafeteria worker
  • Position does provide daily lunch
  • A uniform top will be provided and latex gloves for cleaning and dishwashing
  • Cleans preparation areas in Coffee South and related service areas prior to, during and after service by washing walls, counters, ceilings, doors, windows, signs, , by the use of harsh cleaning solutions and sponges, cleaning cloths and the like
  • Will be asked to perform similar positions in Food Service areas, such as Cashier in Riverside Café, Catering attendant, and sandwich prep
  • Serve food to customers in cafeteria in order to meet demand for mealtime food service
  • Assemble and portion nourishment’s and beverages in order to deliver requested product to customers
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Cafeteria Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of cafeteria worker. 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 worker
  • Maintains adequate supply of food items in the refrigerators, steam counters, warmers, storage areas, and bakery cases
  • Replenishes food items as necessary
  • Stock work areas with food, supplies and/or small wares in order to provide work materials for staff
  • Provide customer assistance in Cafeteria areas and patient care areas in order to meet customer needs and expectations
  • Transport soiled trays and dishware from patient care and catering areas to kitchen for cleaning
  • Handle cash as assigned for Lead and Manager’s reconciliation and documentation
  • Perform other related duties as requested to facilitate maintenance of department operations
  • Food preparation and light cooking (soup, salads, baked potatoes, desserts, garnishes, condiments etc)
  • Food Preparation / Serving Skills
  • Performs basic food preparation such as washing and sectioning fruit, slicing meat, preparing salads and salad dressings, gelatin desserts
Qualifications for cafeteria worker
  • Must hold a current Food Hygiene Qualification
  • Able to create an atmosphere where patrons and staff are uplifted and served
  • Be willing to work shifts
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic as required by some duties
  • Ability to meet deadlines and concentrate on work
  • Ability to perform safe food handling, prep and sanitation techniques
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Cafeteria Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a cafeteria worker. 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 worker
  • Obtain menu selections directly from patients using electronic tablet
  • Takes orders from customers and cooks food requiring short preparation time
  • Completes order from steam table and serves customer at counter
  • Follows standardized menus and recipes to prepare specialty items
  • Operates slicer machine to slice cold cuts and other meat items by utilizing proper safety techniques
  • Participates in waste control Quality Assurance activities, as assigned by management
  • It also requires interaction in a positive manner with adults and children
  • Associate needs to have black scrub pants
  • Receives, replenishes and/or stores supply items such as coffee cases, paper goods cases, beverage case, items from Ingredient Room & Production areas, , in appropriate location within the service or storage area
  • Will be asked to perform similar positions in Food Service areas, such as Cashier in Coffee South, Catering attendant, and sandwich prep
Qualifications for cafeteria worker
  • Minimum of two (2) years restaurant or grill cooking experience, required
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions, required
  • It requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to stand for long periods of time
  • Minimum of 3 years of food service experience
  • Current Food Handler’s Card or Serve Safe Certification is required
  • Ability to read, write, and speak conversational English
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Cafeteria Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cafeteria worker. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cafeteria worker
  • Follows weekend task list and completes cleaning procedures
  • Covers break times for weekend staff
  • Dishwashing and kitchen cleaning
  • Practice excellent food safety and sanitation practices and comply with HACCP standards
  • Operate a variety of kitchen equipment
  • Receive inventory, stock, date, and rotate products
  • Check and record temperature of food
  • Place food on serving line on time, provide sufficient eating utensils, trays, napkins, and paper cups
  • Clean work area, remove trash and wash tables
  • Serve meals in the cafeteria and assemble individual patient trays and galleys for delivery to the unit
Qualifications for cafeteria worker
  • Ability to operate cash register, make correct change and reconcile a cash drawer
  • Ability to safely and correctly perform the Heimlich maneuver
  • Ability to perform food preparation and safely handle and store food
  • Required to perform basic math, read and follow instructions, and understand multi-step written and verbal instructions
  • Must be able to work as part of a team, speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, handle a variety of items including kitchen and office equipment, and must be able to work with interruptions
  • Cooking & Register operations experience preferred but not required

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