5246-Food service counter attendants

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Food service counter attendants
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Job Description: 
Food service counter attendants serve customers at food counters and finish preparation of simple food items in restaurants, cafes, hotels, fast food outlets, cafeterias, hospitals and other settings.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) serving food to customers at counters
  • (b) ascertaining the products desired by the customer, assisting customer in making a choice and taking orders
  • (c) cleaning, peeling, slicing and trimming foodstuffs using manual and electric appliances
  • (d) preparing simple food items and reheating prepared meals
  • (e) portioning and wrapping food or placing it directly on plates for service to patrons
  • (f) packaging take-away food
  • (g) stocking refrigerators, salad and buffet bars and keeping records of the quantities of food used
  • (h) receiving payment for food items purchased.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Cafeteria counter attendant
- Salad bar attendant


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Cook - 5120
Kiosk salesperson - 5211
Market salesperson - 5211
Street stall salesperson - 5211
Waiter - 5131
Bartender - 5132
Fast food preparer - 9411

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