Food Service Assistant Job Description

Food Service Assistant Job Description

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Food service assistant provides food Safety Council; Support to PFG Operating Companies in food safety and sanitation - oversee recalls, establishes food safety protocols, maintain 3rd party qualification, ensures eligibility for national accounts.

Food Service Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Complete all/any necessary cleaning/hygiene duties within storage, service and preparation areas in line with set methods and frequencies as may be detailed by the chef manager
Provide attractive and nutritious meals to participants and guests by timely and accurate assembly of food service area
Prepare foods using recipes, department standards, and knowledge of food handling techniques
Ensures cleanliness of food service aisles, storage area, and work area for safety
Monitors the rotation of all food service products paying particular attention to expired stock and discarding outdated or spoiled items
Responds positively to customer’s inquiries and assists customers with purchases, information and product selection while working the food service counter
Prepares the weekly sales and labor projections for the food service department in order to maximize sales and profits
Manages the Food Service Department staff including hiring, training, scheduling, coaching, and initiating required performance reviews
Balances the food service general ledger and financial statements
Responsible to maintain sufficient office supplies including Food Service uniforms

Food Service Assistant Qualifications

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

Education for Food Service Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the food service assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Hospitality, Culinary, Education, Department of Education, Fashion, Graduate Education, Management, Letters, Business, Culinary Arts

Skills for Food Service Assistant

Desired skills for food service assistant include:

Principles and techniques of supervision
Quality food production and outstanding customer service
Food handling techniques
Food safety and sanitation
Food service
Methods
Safety and sanitation practices
Food service in an institutional setting
Equipment and appliances used in food preparation
Material

Desired experience for food service assistant includes:

Ability to drive revenue through the oversight of consistently implemented day to day sales activities, implementation of new promotional programs innovative and creative sales programs
Administers, supervises, and directs ongoing business activity for a retail operation within a hospital environment
Develops, updates, and implements training materials and programs in a variety of areas to include customer service, food preparation, cash handling, equipment usage, food safety/sanitation, physical safety
Implements an organized system of supervision and formal operating procedures
Implements and oversees food sanitation programs, including the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) Program and monthly inspections
Provides the managerial expertise required to continually improve assigned services

Food Service Assistant Examples

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Food Service Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food service assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for food service assistant
  • Review cell phone inventory for Food Service department as it relates to issued phones and data usage
  • Provide courteous, friendly food service to employees, visitors and physicians
  • Assists the Food Service Supervisor to oversee the Cantina and catering for campus events and departmental meetings
  • 2 days during the week in the dishroom with additional Food Service Assistant tasks as needed
  • Knowledgeable of, observes and complies with hospital Food Physical safety policies, emergency procedures, and standard precautions
  • Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate HIPAA confidentiality and security regulations
  • Utilizes operational standards and targets to measure the achievement of the business unit’s objectives
  • Supervises salaried and hourly manager and supervisors and front line staff
  • Takes positive actions to recruit, hire, and facilitate the development of NANA shareholders
  • Manage and oversee activities in Catering, Retail Foods, and Beverage departments, all areas of the building and ensure overall guest satisfaction and adherence to business goals
Qualifications for food service assistant
  • Works closely with our sales admin
  • Prepare, set-up, deliver, serve, clear, clean and store away any food, beverages or equipment required for special functions and/or hospitality services
  • Empty, remove and store rubbish as required
  • Experience in a similar catering/customer facing role preferred
  • Exhibits a friendly, caring attitude to patients when introducing the Catering to You program, taking menu selections, delivering trays, inquiring during catering rounds and retrieving trays
  • Adheres to Emergency Preparedness Program
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Food Service Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a food service 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 food service assistant
  • Serves food by utilizing appropriate service methods for timeliness, safe handling and holding, designated portion control and appealing appearance including utilizing garnish when appropriate
  • Identifies opportunities for department improvement by evaluating food service and work processes, participating in department test trays and data collection and by making recommendations and implementing changes to meet department goals
  • Take customer orders, operates cash register, buss tables, prep food
  • Prepare foods requiring little or no cooking for patient and non-patient dining
  • Produce, portion and stock preset food items according to established par levels and recipes
  • Preparation activities for all meals, breaks, and special events as directed by the Supervisor
  • Comply with quality standards in cafeteria and around facility
  • Take customer orders, operate cash register, bus tables, and prep food
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by the unit manager in the provision of high quality service
  • Accurately serve regular and therapeutic food
Qualifications for food service assistant
  • In compliance with the Department of Human Services (DHS), criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties
  • Minimum of one year in restaurant experience
  • 6 months to 1 year of experience working on assembly line and delivering patient meal trays
  • Take customer orders, operate cash register, buss tables, prep food
  • High volume food preparation
  • Line cook experience
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Food Service Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a food service assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food service assistant
  • Be under direct supervision of the Cook and Coordinator of Dietary services
  • Food preparation, baking, serving, cleaning and various other duties
  • This position requires strength, flexibility and the ability to contribute in different areas as needed
  • Assist the cook and the baker with food preparation for the daily menu
  • Set up adult and student salad bar
  • Fill salad dressing and condiment containers
  • Wrap and label food items
  • Responsible for salad bar and the condiment table during lunch hour
  • Clean and sanitize tables in the hall
  • Clean and sanitize work area after lunch
Qualifications for food service assistant
  • High school diploma or equivalent -or- 1-2 years of related experience
  • Other miscellaneous kitchen duties as assigned
  • 1+ year of foodservice experience in a high volume kitchen (experience must be within the last 2 years)
  • Must work well alone, , with others
  • Assists in balancing financial statements
  • Ability to follow and direct team to follow recipes, spec, and schematic
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Food Service Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food service assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food service assistant
  • Performs clerical duties as needed, such as filing, photocopying, and collating
  • Attends meetings which require note taking and distributes
  • Assists with navigating the University’s processes for purchasing, human resources issues, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and timekeeping, public safety/parking, etc
  • Assists with additions and modifications necessary in the back office point of sale system such as cashier codes, menu updates, price changes
  • Coordinates change orders two days a week
  • Process contractor email account requests and renewals
  • Submit cell phone requests from Sodexo HR as needed
  • Process new vendor requests by obtaining all required information (W9, application, ) and initiating through internal purchasing system
  • Work under direct supervision of the Cook and Coordinator of Dietary services
  • Operate cash register, buss tables, prep food, and provide espresso coffee service
Qualifications for food service assistant
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse population of people, including people of different cultures, with different values and lifestyles
  • Pass a government background check and obtain DHS/ICE clearance
  • Pass all pre-employment/random drug tests
  • Maintain a professional appearance and calm demeanor
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a business setting
  • M-F standard hours
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Food Service Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of food service assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food service assistant
  • Saturday and Sunday mornings serving in the cafe
  • Take customer orders, operate cash register, bus tables, prep food
  • Perform daily charge job routine in addition to dishes and formula job routines that includes answering department telephones, delivering messages, and generally acting as team public relations person for the day
  • Preparing all dining areas for lunch service and other events
  • Ensuring that service runs smoothly and to a high standard at all times (replenishing food, water, clearing plates)
  • A food hygiene qualification
  • An interest in and desire to work with food
  • A high standard of personal hygiene
  • Provide support duties such as answering the telephone, taking room service orders, dishwashing, waiting on cafeteria customers, stocking, and general kitchen housekeeping duties while under the direct supervision of the cook and coordinator of Dietary Services
  • Operate cash register, busses tables, preps food, and provides espresso coffee service
Qualifications for food service assistant
  • Must be willing and able to lift up to 50lbs when necessary and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Must thrive on working in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Minimum completion of 8th grade (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency)
  • High school diploma or equivalent -or- 1-2 years of related experience and the ability to read and write english and have basic math skills
  • Must have six months custodial experience
  • Must have six months foodservice experience in volume kitchen

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