5212-Street food salespersons

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Street food salespersons
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Street food salespersons prepare and sell, or sell previously prepared, hot or cold foods and beverages ready for immediate consumption in streets and public places such as stations, cinemas, or theatres.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) obtaining permission or a licence, where required, to sell food and drinks on the street or in a public place
  • (b) obtaining food and drinks for sale
  • (c) preparing, either beforehand or on the spot, food and drinks for sale
  • (d) loading and unloading, pushing, pedalling or carrying hand-cart, truck, tray or basket to bring food and drinks to the desired place in the street, or to public places such as stations or cinemas
  • (e) displaying and selling food and drinks and accepting payment.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Street food vendor
- Hawker (food)


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Cook - 5120
Fast food preparer - 9411
Food service counter attendant - 5246
Street vendor (excluding food) - 9520

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