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Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Also called: Crew Member, Deli Clerk (Delicatessen Clerk), Dietary Aide, School Cafeteria Cook

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Culinary Specialist

What they do:
Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.
On the job, you would:
  • Serve customers in eating places that specialize in fast service and inexpensive carry-out food.
  • Accept payment from customers, and make change as necessary.
  • Request and record customer orders, and compute bills using cash registers, multi counting machines, or pencil and paper.


  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


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


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
  • Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale
  • NCR Advanced Checkout Solution
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office


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

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