Food Service Worker Job Description

Food Service Worker Job Description

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Food service worker provides in-service and educational programs for employees regarding standards of sanitation, safety, security, food preparation and service.

Food Service Worker Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Cleaning and Sanitizing Responsibilities Maintains a clean and orderly work environment that meets the safety and sanitation requirements of the department those of local, state and federal agencies
Performs basic food preparation such as washing and sectioning fruit, slicing meat, preparing salads and salad dressings, gelatin desserts, etc
Washes, cleans and sanitizes pots, pans, utensils, food preparation and sanitation equipment
All areas must maintain a high level of cleanliness/sanitation in compliance with State Board of Health Sanitation Standards
Prepares and serves food according to menu
Operate dishwasher and disposes of trash
Washes vegetables and fruits and assists in the preparation of other food items for use by cooks
May be required to operate, maintain, and/or clean food service equipment including temperature-controlled storage units, dry storage containers, steamers, ovens, fryers, broilers, grills, meat slicers, knifes, pots, pans, floors, walls, windows, and outside areas
Performs a variety of simple, routine, unskilled tasks related to the preparation and serving of food
Conveys food and supplies from the main kitchen, bakery, and/or salad preparation area to the serving site either by carrying or by utilizing a motorized cart

Food Service Worker Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Food Service Worker

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NOTE, SERV, CPI, CPR

Education for Food Service Worker

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the food service worker job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in Education, Graduate, Department of Education, Performance, General Education, Supervision, Culinary, Nutrition, English, Technical

Skills for Food Service Worker

Desired skills for food service worker include:

Food service and sanitation standards
Food preparation
Cleaning equipment
General cleaning processes
Suitability for this type of work
State
Federal
Safety and sanitation standards
Proper food service sanitation methods and equipment
Starbucks operations

Desired experience for food service worker includes:

Follows prescribed procedures in setting up hot and cold food lines
Prepares or assists in the preparation of hot and cold meat and vegetable dishes, beverages, salads, sandwiches, pie fillings, simple bakery items, salad dressings, and/or other similar food items, as appropriate to the position
May serve a range of hot and cold food items from counters and steam tables
Fills ice cream, yogurt, and/or ice machines, if present in area of operation
Assist cookd in the prep and serving of meals
Prep coffee, salads, desserts and hot/cold food items as directed

Food Service Worker Examples

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Food Service Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a food service worker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food service worker
  • Clean and maintain all food preparation and serving areas promoting a clean image to guests
  • Inventory stocking and storage organization
  • Empting of waste containers
  • Attend staff and inservice meetings
  • Assembles and plates entrees, salads and sandwiches
  • Sorts and bags silver
  • Removes from freezer and thaws food and beverages and places into refrigerated rooms
  • Maintains nutrition Cardex for nursing units assigned daily
  • Enters accurate diet orders, admissions, discharges and transfer of patients into Cardex and communicates change to tray serving area
  • Uses computer terminal to communicate with nursing units
Qualifications for food service worker
  • Checks tray line daily for accuracy of menus as served to patients
  • Corrects non therapeutic diet order patient menus to agree with Cardex notations and current diet orders for all ages of patients
  • Follows standard procedure for correction of therapeutic diet order menus under supervision of clinical dietitian
  • Some positions may perform cashier duties including cash handling and ensuring accuracy of cash drawers, to include receiving and paying out monies and balancing their drawer at the end of a shift
  • Over three months to one year experience in hospital food service preferred
  • Accurately performs the duties of the assigned positions in the designated time period
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Food Service Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a food service 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 food service worker
  • Performs tasks related to cold food preparation
  • Handles all food according to HACCP guidelines
  • Places the appropriate portion of food on patient trays accurately and in the designated area on the tray according to menu selection and specific type of diet
  • Prepares individual nourishments for patients as needed
  • Provides supplies to other areas as assigned
  • Provides units with bulk par stocks according to census
  • Sweeps and mops floors as assigned following established procedures
  • Removes pre-prepared frozen dough cookies from refrigerator and bakes them in accordance with specific instructions
  • Frequently lifts or moves objects up to 45 pounds
  • Work in areas which are uncomfortably warm, damp, and noisy
Qualifications for food service worker
  • Cleans and prepares vegetables for cooking
  • Mixes butter, butters bread, and cans bread for storing
  • Prepares coffee and tea for use in employees' dining room and patient wards
  • Busses dishes, trays, and food for dining rooms
  • Loads, unloads, and cleans food carts
  • Operates or assists in operating a dishwashing machine, washing and sterilizing dishes, glassware, silverware or utensils, and washes pots, containers
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Food Service Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food service worker. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food service worker
  • Properly stores food, using knowledge and guidelines of temperature requirements and spoilage
  • May prepare salads, cold sandwiches, desserts and patient trays
  • May take customer orders and serve food on plates or trays
  • Sets up and stocks stations with food, beverages, supplies, condiments and utensils
  • Serves and replenishes food from counters and steam tables
  • Interacts with customers and patients when serving or delivering food
  • Cleans dining room before during and after meal hours per established procedures
  • Sweeps, mops, cleans and vacuums floors
  • Operates a cash register, receives payments of cash or charge from customers
  • Follows shift instructions and completes task lists and other records as required
Qualifications for food service worker
  • Maintains confidentiality of all records and information which pertains to patients, physicians, employees, the hospital and any related interest
  • Displays courtesy and consideration to patients, guests, physicians, and staff
  • Will need to be able to operate some food service equipment through training
  • Must be able to demonstrate good knowledge of all food service related equipment after training
  • Must be able to answer department telephones properly
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate procedures in a maner easily understood by fellow employees
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Food Service Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food service 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 food service worker
  • Serves food on tray assembly line in assigned positions
  • Transports food carts to patient areas, with trays and menus to hospital patients of all ages
  • Collects, processes, and disposes of trash to proper disposal area
  • Adheres to established hospital and departmental policies, procedures and objectives
  • Prepare and deliver nourishment and call down orders
  • Supervises the resident kitchen workers and the staff kitchen workers as to all kitchen procedures, including kitchen dress code
  • Oversees preparation of bulk quantities of food
  • May be trained in order processing, delivey and intake of product from outside vendors
  • Assists with training new kitchen staff workers
  • Ensure all paperwork, tool logs, IRs, tempurature logs are complete before the end of the shift
Qualifications for food service worker
  • Basic knowledge of modified diets
  • Basic knowledge of HACCP requirements
  • Knowledge of the operation and care of a commercial kitchen and commercial kitchen equipment
  • Demonstrate expertise as a sandwich artist and salad maker
  • High school or vocational school graduate or equivalent or working toward diploma
  • Six months’ to one year minimum in food handling
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Food Service Worker Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food service worker. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for food service worker
  • Receive, Store, Prepare/Produce, Cleans and Serve
  • Safely handles and stores all products according to applicable guidelines
  • Assembles trays and plates according to customer needs
  • Maintains clean, sanitary, and safe work environment
  • Follows all regulatory guidelines as required
  • Clean, sanitize, and organize dish area, pot sink and all floors
  • Install and maintain soap and paper towel dispensers
  • Keep offices, stairwells, and all related storage spaces in the building clean, free of debris, dusted, and organized
  • Assure proper temperature of food
  • Remove trash from all areas and dispose of in proper containers
Qualifications for food service worker
  • Ability to handle pressure, exercise quick thinking, and maintain an adequate energy level through the work day
  • Able to operate kitchen utensils and equipment safely and efficiently
  • Able to work in an environment that is subject to temperature changes
  • Able to tolerate standing and lifting throughout the work day
  • Ability to exhibit and maintain a high standard of professional knowledge, appearance, behavior, and attitude
  • Must be able to understand the proper use and maintenance of major equipment including stoves, refrigeration, slicer, knives, and dish machine

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