Food Preparation Workers:

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $20,510.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 17,348
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Professionalism
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Work Ethic
Decision-making
Oral Communication
Integrity
Written Communication
Pride in Work
Conflict Management
Teamwork
Problem-solving
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Leadership

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare specialty foods
Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Assist chefs or caterers with food or drink preparation
Cook food for customers or patients
Perform short order cooking
Operate food preparation equipment
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Perform food preparation duties
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Package food or supplies
Package goods for shipment or storage
Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Arrange decorations or furniture for banquets, dining venues, or social functions


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
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