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Food Preparation Workers

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

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: CWO - Food Service; Culinary Specialist; Culinary Specialist Basic

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 the food, or place it directly on plates for service to patrons.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • CBORD NetRecipe
  • Culinary Software Services ChefTec
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$21,440
per year, on average
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