Food Preparation Workers

Deli Clerk (Delicatessen Clerk), Diet Aide, Dietary Aide, Food Service Worker

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What they do:
Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
On the job, you would:
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, or silverware.
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Portion and wrap food, or place it directly on plates for service to patrons.



  • customer service
  • management

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others


  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people


Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady


  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Social Orientation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Computer based training software

  • Quizlet

Data base user interface and query software

  • MicroBlast Recipe Wizard for Windows
  • ValuSoft MasterCook


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

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