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Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Also called: Dietary Aide, Dietary Assistant, Food Service Worker, Server

What they do:
Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.
On the job, you would:
  • Examine trays to ensure that they contain required items.
  • Place food servings on plates or trays according to orders or instructions.
  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • looking for ways to help people


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • CBORD Nutrition Service Suite
  • Picis CareSuite Dietary Manager
Point of sale POS software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Capital Codeworks MenuMax


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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