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Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Also called: Food Service Worker, Room Service Server

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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:
  • Place food servings on plates or trays according to orders or instructions.
  • Clean or sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, or facilities.
  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • CBORD Nutrition Service Suite
  • Picis CareSuite Dietary Manager
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Capital Codeworks MenuMax
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 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
$24,430
$18,510
$36,530
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