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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Northern Virginia (Woodbridge)
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...
Alvord Unified School District Riverside, CA, 92501
***UPDATE: APPLICATION PROCEDURES & TIPS*** DISCLAIMER: All applications will be screened for completeness and job requirements. Please answer every question carefully. Do not leave blank spaces. If application is incomplete or does not meet the job requirements, you will be disqualified from further consideration for this recruitment. TIPS: • Read job description to see abilities, certifications,...
State of Oregon Salem, OR, 97301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions OHA14-0616 We Value... service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity, innovation and partnership. The Oregon Heath Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolut...
State of Georgia Atlanta, GA, 30301
Ability to read, write, and follow written and oral instructions. Maintain cleanliness of large areas including kitchen and cafeteria floors. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. The ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with patients and other hospital personnel. 12 Month Experience 12 Years Education Preferred Skills None Given Job Description Company Job ID -52341 The Food Service Worke...
Northside Hospital Canton, GA, 30169
Imagine a place where you can improve lives every day -- this place is Northside Hospital. Join our team of medical professionals who offer a lifetime of care. As Georgia’s Most Preferred Hospital in Overall Healthcare Services for more than 16 consecutive years, we are the fastest-growing healthcare organization in the Southeast. We currently seek dynamic, skilled people to join our team of talen...
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX, 78719
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...
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Food Services Manager, the cook is responsible for the preparation of food for patients, guests and employees, and for the general supervision of the Food Service department in the absence of the Manager. Performs a variety of tasks such as sweeping and washing floors; keeps refrigerators, freezers and storeroom clean and neat; conducts daily cleanin...
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington, KY has immediate needs for full-time Food Service Workers. The work schedule for these positions will be flexible throughout the week working a total of 32 - 40 hours. Candidates must be able to work between the hours of 5:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. any day of the week. The duties for this position will include: assembling patient trays for each meal;...
Albany @ St Peter's Hospital, Part-time nights, 8 PM - 4 AM, two nights per week with weekend and holiday rotations. The Food Service Worker position is located in St Peter's Hospital in the Food Production Kitchen. The Food Service Worker in the Production Kitchen would involve: - hands-on food preparation involving the use of knives and food processing equipment - while performing the food pr...
FOOD SERVICE WORKER I TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH FT, shift varies (#40280) Under the direct supervision of the manager, this position sets up, works, and cleans respective positions of patient tray line, dish unit, pots & pans, cafeteria or food production units. This position may deliver patient trays, and practices safe and sanitary habits while performing all assigne...
Albany-St Peter's Hospital, Full-time nights,8 PM - 4 AM with weekend and holiday rotations. The Food Service Worker position is located in St Peter's Hospital in the Food Production Kitchen. The Food Service Worker in the Production Kitchen would involve: - hands-on food preparation involving the use of knives and food processing equipment - while performing the food preparation, would manage...
EDUCATION: High School Graduate or equivalent. EXPERIENCE: NA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have eye/hand/foot coordination, finger/fine dexterity and be able to perform repetitive activity. Must be capable of transferring-vertical/horizontal, lifting/carrying 21 to 35 pounds and be able to push/pull, climb, kneel, walk, sit, flex/position/twist, stand, hold, and reach. SUMMARY: Under general sup...
Flik Independent School Dining, a member of Compass Group, The Americas Division, provides services to colleges and schools throughout the US and Canada. Our team of chefs, planners and servers are supreme producers, dedicated to the celebration of life through good food and welcoming hospitality Our people are our most important asset. Building their skills and careers means that we can betters ...
- High School Diploma or GED Required EDUCATION: High School Graduate or equivalent. EXPERIENCE: NA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have eye/hand/foot coordination, finger/fine dexterity and be able to perform repetitive activity. Must be capable of transferring-vertical/horizontal, lifting/carrying 21 to 35 pounds and be able to push/pull, climb, kneel, walk, sit, flex/position/twist, stand, hold,...
EDUCATION: High School Graduate or equivalent. EXPERIENCE: NA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have eye/hand/foot coordination, finger/fine dexterity and be able to perform repetitive activity. Must be capable of transferring-vertical/horizontal, lifting/carrying 21 to 35 pounds and be able to push/pull, climb, kneel, walk, sit, flex/position/twist, stand, hold, and reach. SUMMARY: Under general sup...
Loretto is currently seeking candidates for the following positions: Food Service Worker CNAS LPNS Auburn Senior Services is currently looking for qualified CNAs and LPNs. Qualified applicants must have a current NYS license or certification in good standing, as well as a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Auburn Senior Services also has available openings for part-time Food Service Wor...
EDUCATION: High School Graduate or equivalent. EXPERIENCE: NA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have eye/hand/foot coordination, finger/fine dexterity and be able to perform repetitive activity. Must be capable of transferring-vertical/horizontal, lifting/carrying 21 to 35 pounds and be able to push/pull, climb, kneel, walk, sit, flex/position/twist, stand, hold, and reach. SUMMARY: Under general sup...
Tracking Code 1727 Job Description Under the direction of the Buyer, maintains general sanitation in the department according to standards as established by state and local regulatory agencies. Mops cafeteria after breakfast and lunch seven days a week and mops entire department floor on weekends after department closes in the evening. Cleans dishroom, carts, racks from storage, trash receptacl...
Now Hiring for: •FT Grill Cook •FT Cook Assistant •FT Food Service Worker •PT Dishwasher A'viands Food & Services Management is currently hiring for a FT Grill Cook, FT Cook Assistant, FT Food Service Worker and PT Dishwasher to work in the food service operation for the North Dakota State Capitol. Interested applicants are encouraged to complete an online application today at www.Passion4Food ser...
Lone Star College - CyFair Food Service Worker (#16852) CF - 3 Positions Job Functions: Uses acquired basic skills to perform routine tasks. Works under either close supervision or by clearly defined procedures. May maintain college campus exterior, parking lots, and grounds. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: High School Diploma or equiv...

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Food Services Career Tools

Server/Waitstaff

Salaries

$7,072.00 - $31,616.00
Typical Salary for Server/Waitstaff
(948 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
36.1%
Some College Coursework Completed
31.1%
High School
17.4%
Associates
9.2%
(878 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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