Food Preparation Worker

Cafeteria Aide, Carver, Caterer, Caterer Helper, Catering Assistant, Chicken and Fish Butcher   More Names
Coffee Brewer, Coffee Maker, Cold Meat Cook, Crew Mess Attendant, Culinary Worker, Deli Clerk (Delicatessen Clerk), Deli Slicer, Delicatessen Slicer, Diet Aide, Dietary Aide, Dietary Assistant, Expeditor, Food Expeditor, Food Handler, Food Order Expediter, Food Preparation Kitchen Aide, Food Preparation Worker, Food Preparer, Food Server, Food Service Aide, Food Service Specialist, Food Service Worker, Food Tray Assembler, Fruit and Vegetable Parer, Kitchen Assistant, Kitchen Clerk, Kitchen Food Assembler, Kitchen Hand, Kitchen Helper, Kitchen Lead, Kitchen Runner, Kitchen Staff, Kitchen Steward, Kitchen Team Crew Member, Kitchen Team Member, Kitchen Utility Associate, Line Server, Lineman, Meat Clerk, Mess Attendant, Nutrition Aide, Nutrition Helper, Pantry Cook, Pantry Goods Maker, Pantry Goods Worker, Pantry Worker, Parer, Pastry Cook Helper, Peeler, Pie Cutter, Prepared Foods Team Member, Produce Production Team Member, Raw Shellfish Preparer, Restaurant Worker, Salad Bar Clerk, Sandwich Artist, Sandwich Maker, Seafood Preparer, Service Team Crew, Service Team Member, Slicer
A Day In The Life

Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, or silverware. Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage. Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures. Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas such as refrigerators and freezers. 

Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving. Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service, or store them in refrigerated storage cabinets. Portion and wrap the food, or place it directly on plates for service to patrons. Weigh or measure ingredients. Mix ingredients for green salads, molded fruit salads, vegetable salads, and pasta salads. Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage area

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

6% - Slower than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $18,960 - $25,360

Hourly: $9 - $12