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
Description

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea. "Sustainable" food preparation requires making the most of fresh and seasonal produce, reducing wastage, and disposing of waste in a clean way through recycling or composting.

Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
6% - Slower than average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $18,960 - $25,360    Hourly: $9 - $12
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

The work is often strenuous and tiring. Food preparation workers may stand or walk for hours at a time while cleaning or preparing ingredients. Some may be required to lift and carry heavy pots or unload heavy food supplies. Depending on the type of establishment where they work and the type of food items they handle, they may have to wear protective gloves, hairnets, or aprons.

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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