Food Service Worker Jobs

Food Service Worker Overview

The food service industry requires a large number of workers capable of speaking directly with customers. The industry typically divides the filed into front-of-the-house workers and back-of-the-house workers. Back-of-the-house workers include chefs and any other worker who remains out of sight of diners. Front-of-the-house workers include waiters, waitresses, bartenders and counter attendants. Food service workers perform a number of tasks, including taking orders, delivering food to tables, preparing food and cleaning around the restaurant. As the food industry grows, food service workers will find that they have the qualification necessary for positions as fast food cooks, kitchen helpers and in a wide range of catering jobs.

Food Service Worker Education Requirements

Food service workers do not require any specialized training. Those working in the back of the house undergo on-the-job training with a trained chef while front-of-the-house workers shadow other employees until they feel confident performing the job. Less than half of all workers attended college or have a college degree, and more than 60 percent of workers have some type of high school education. Some larger and more expensive restaurants require that chefs and those working in the back of the house have some culinary training or experience.

Food Service Worker Job Market

Statistics show that the job outlook for food service workers will increase by 12 percent from 2012 to 2022. This average rate of growth will introduce an additional 523,400 jobs. As of 2012, more than 4.4 million people worked in food service positions across the United States. Fast food restaurants and sit-down restaurants witness a high turnover rate of employees every year. As workers continue moving between restaurants and leaving for other jobs, these restaurants will need employees trained in front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house operations.

Food Service Salary

Food service jobs come with an hourly salary, and the median pay for these positions is $8.84 an hour, which is $18,400 a year. Some positions, including bartenders and busboys, receive a percentage of the tips that servers earn in addition to their regular salaries.


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South San Antonio Auxiliary Job Fair Administration and Support Center (Auditorium) 5622 Ray Ellison Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78242 Wednesday, January 29, 2015 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bus Driver, Food Service Workers, Maintenance, Custodian, Warehouse Workers, and Porters APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply on line at Not all applicants will be interviewed. For additional inf...
Midwestern State University DINING SERVICES Is now accepting applications for •FOOD SERVICE WORKERS •DISH ROOM WORKERS Apply at The Mesquite Cafe in The Clark Student Center on the MSU campus Applications accepted 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Friday. AA/EOE...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
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ABOUT THE JOB Provide efficient check out services in Food Services to satisfy customer needs and to strengthen IKEA’s position as the best home furnishing store YOUR ASSIGNMENT Your main tasks will include: •Provide visitors with a positive shopping/dining experience by ensuring customer convenience standards are met or exceeded •Process sales transactions accurately and efficiently •Adhere t...
Job Summary: The Food Service Worker position is vital to achieving excellent customer service in dining locations. The Food Service Workers are responsible for the line display, cooking food according to recipes, and making a one-on-one connection with the customer. Essential Tasks and Responsibilities: Maintain a clean and neat work station Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, and utensi...
Minimum Qualifications: Pass District Food Services Worker I test and pre-employment physical. Any combination equivalent to sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed in this announcement. Valid California Driver’s License {for Food Services Worker I (Floater) only}. Desirable Qualifications: Possess current Food Protection/Safety Manager Certification re...
Hiring department Div of Housing & Food Hourly salary $11.01 Hours per week 19.00 Variable Posting number 14-12-19-01-6189 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes This part time position is of limited ...
Hiring department Div of Housing & Food Hourly salary $11.50+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 1130AM to 830PM Posting number 14-10-15-01-6189 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 Gen...
Food Service Workers Whitsons School Nutrition is currently seeking applicants for Part-Time and Substitute Food Service Workers at the Grafton Public Schools. Please call the Nutrition department at 508-839-7898 or apply on line at
ARAMARK @ MCLA is currently seeking a part-time Food Service Worker and part-time Dishwasher. Please apply in person, 375 Church St. to John Kozik, Director of Dining Services, 413-662-5239....
Must Apply Here to be Considered: DESCRIPTION Semi-skilled individual who works under close supervision. Areas of work responsibility include any of the following: food preparation, banquets, dishroom, storeroom, dining room bussing, equipment, delivery of food, cashiering, customer service and operation of food carts. Re...
Job Code: 12932 Facility: River Crest Hospital Location: SAN ANGELO, TX US Region: Travel Involved: None Job Type: Full Time Job Level: Entry Level Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Facilities Management Category: Food and Nutritional Services FTE: 1.0 Position Summary: West Texas Behavioral Health Hospital seeks Food Servic...
Saranac Lake Central School District announces a vacancy for a Food Service Worker. This position is from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday - Friday and will start immediately. Applications are available online at Please send application to: Nancy S. Whitson Personnel Dept. Saranac Lake Central School 79 Canaras Ave. Saranac Lake, NY 12983 518-897-1408 Deadline for application: Ja...
Charlotte-based Compass Group North America is the leader in foodservice management and support services. By combining fresh ideas with the industry’s greatest talent, we continue to set the standards for food and service excellence. Our vision for success is a powerful one – to continue to rise above the competition in every aspect of our business – from leading-edge technology, to purchasing, to...
FOOD SERVICE WORKERS Sodexo Campus Services at Pitt-Johnstown is seeking individuals with experience in providing exceptional customer service in a diverse team environment. Must be able to work all shifts/days of the week in the Richland area of Johnstown. Starting wage $8.40/hour. Benefits are available for Full Time Employees. Apply in person at: Pitt-Johnstown, Dining Services, Room G-35...
Albany @ St Peter's Hospital, Full-time evenings 2-10 PM or 3-11 PM Sunday - Thursday ** Full-time and Part-time (2 or 3 evenings/week) opportunities!! St. Peter's Hospital has some excellent opportunities for experienced Food Service Workers to work in our Production Kitchen. The Food Service Worker in the Production Kitchen would involve: - hands-on food preparation involving the use of kniv...
We are the Food Travel Experts, delivering world class food and beverage experiences across the globe for more than 60 years. Our unrivalled portfolio of local, international and bespoke food brands plays a vital role in providing unique, rewarding and fulfilling food experiences in each of our 400-plus travel locations worldwide. Now Seeking Hourly Team Members including COOKS, Cashiers, Hosts/...
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for food service workers, cashier, breakfast cooks - among other positions in Catlettsburg, KY. Call Monday 1/19, 8AM-5PM for immediate screening at Manpower at 606-324-2155. Sodexo is the leading food and facility management service company in North America and is an equal opportunity employer. Drug Test/Background Check required. This job listing brought to you by The Daily ...
FOOD SERVICE WORKER Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital is currently seeking an individual to join our food service department on a PRN basis working the day/evening shift. Duties include storing/stocking food service products, maintaining cleanliness of storage areas & performing basic food preparation. HS diploma/GED required & effective verbal/written communication skills. Please apply online at...
Responsible for all food service duties: cooking, floor care, stocking, and heavy duty special cleaning in the Food/Nutritional Services Department. Maintain high standards of sanitation and safety that meet or exceed the standard set forth by JCAHO, state and federal government. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. Ability to read, write, and follow written and oral instruc...

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