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.

110 Food Service Worker jobs found on Monster.

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ANDOVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Every Child, Every Day, Every Way Back to School! Andover Public Schools Food Services Department is currently seeking applications for the following positions: ∑ Lead Food Service Worker $15.43/hour ∑ Food Service Workers $13.05-$14.03/hour ∑ Substitute Utility Workers $10.94/hour For qualifying positions, the Food Services Department offer school-day hours, uniforms, pai...
Food Service Worker Location: Madison, WI 53715 Job Type: Temporary - Part Time Shift: Second Shift Job Id: 72836 Base Pay: $11.00 Profession: Hospitality/Restaurant Date Posted: 09/30/2014 About the Position: Summary: Are you looking for part-time work? Do you enjoy an energetic, team environment? We are currently seeking candidates to assist in the kitchen of a local health care facili...
PRN - AS NEEDED To set up and break down dish machine, pot room and pulper. Assist in maintaining all kitchen utensils, equipment and physical surfaces in a safe and sanitary manner Monitor and document dish machine and pot machine temperatures and take corrective action when temperatures are out of range Stock the cafeteria and tray line with required service ware to ensure efficient and unin...
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the campus of the University of Utah and offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of human creativity with a collection of almost 19,000 objects and art works from classic Greek and Roman antiquities to cutting-edge, contemporary art. Founded in 1914, the UMFA is the state of Utah’s art museum, creating exhibitions and programs that ser...
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...
We are currently recruiting for a motivated and experienced Cook/Food Service Worker. This position is directly responsible for cooking and front line service which also includes all dish room duties, 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...
Whitsons School Nutrition is now hiring a Food Service Workers in Eastern Suffolk BOCES Schools!! In search of an all around Food Service Professionals with a passion for food and children nutrition. Candidate must be reliable, hardworking, personable and efficient as well as possess excellent customer service skills! • Assists in preparing of food according to menu and adhering to recipes. • ...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Cafeteria Food Service Workers in Orlando, FL. Earn $8.00 to $8.25 per hour at these part-time, temporary positions. Work 25 - 30 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Job Description: Performs food preparation, service and clean up duties in ...
Food Service Worker Experienced food service / dishwasher needed Food Service Worker Food Service Worker Major Hospital in the NE Phoenix/Scottsdale area now hiring a Food Service / Dishwasher. Must have previous experience. Must be able to work 4 10 hour days, including rotating weekends. Must be able to pass a drug test, criminal background check and TB Test. Must have a high school diploma...
Job Details: Working under supervision of the Food Service Supervisor, performs various written or verbal tasks to set up or prepare hot or cold food items for daily meals as instructed or from requistions. May perform one or more of the following duties. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Assembles plates, trays, utensils, and other serving items as required. Assembles special diet trays...
Job Details: All F&N employees at the Framingham Union Hospital will be members of the SEIU. Grill Cook: Working in the cafeteria, preparing burgers, hot sandwiches, fries etc. for employees and visitors. Previous experience is required. Hot Entree server: Working in the cafeteria, serving prepared hot food to employees and visitors. Previous experience is required. Cold Food preparation: Working...
Aramark delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms. We provide award-winning services to healthcare institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses in 22 countries around the world. Food Service Worker ARAMARK Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job Code: RGYL...
Food Service Worker- works in beverage retail locations and take orders, prepare the order, and complete the financial transaction with the customer. Essential Tasks and Responsibilities: -Maintain a positive attitude and smile and be polite with customers throughout the transaction -Greet customers as they approach the cash register -Take the customer’s order and prepare the order according t...
HC128599: Muy Pizza Houston LLC Houston, TX See below to apply FOOD SERVICE WORKER: Prep daily food item. Serve customer. Clean&organize kitchen. Prep and cook specialty pizza. Job Site: 4724 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77027. Send resume to: Muy Pizza Houston LLC. 17890 Blanco Road., Suite 444, San Antonio, TX 78232...
SUBSTITUTE FOOD SERVICE WORKER Metz Cullinary Management/City of Erie School District is currently accepting applications from 9-2 Mon. - Thurs. at the Erie School District Culinary Center, 255 E. 19th, Must pass criminal background check, drug screen & clearances. EOE...
We are looking for an individual who is interested in joining our first-rate Food Service Department as a Cook/Food Service Worker. The ideal candidate must be punctual, responsible and must take pride in making the kitchen sparkle with cleanliness. Position duties will include preparing and serving meals, cleaning, dish room maintenance and prep work. In addition to a competitive hourly wage, we...
MetroWest Medical Framingham, MA, 01702
Working under supervision of the Food Service Supervisor, performs various written or verbal tasks to set up or prepare hot or cold food items for daily meals as instructed or from requistions. May perform one or more of the following duties. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Assembles plates, trays, utensils, and other serving items as required. Assembles special diet trays or late trays ...
Morrison Healthcare, a member of Compass Group, is the nation’s only food service company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition and hospitality services to hospitals. The company has more than 1,200 registered dietitians, 274 executive chefs, and 14,300 professional foodservice team members, as well as approximately 9,000 client employees who are managed by Morrison. Actively committe...
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, parks and destinations and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World'...
Immediate openings for part time food service workers (20-25 hours/week Monday - Sunday). Requires criminal background check and selected candidate will have to submit to a TB test. Job Duties: •Sets up stations with breads, condiments and utensils. •Serves and replenishes food from counters and steam tables (sometimes using a conveyor food belt), and breaks down stations at the end of meal per...

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