Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop:

Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $18,490.00
Average Time to Fill 50 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 15,260
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 2.89 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Pride in Work
Information Gathering
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Add garnishes to food
Cut cooked or raw foods
Cook food for customers or patients
Perform short order cooking
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
Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies
Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas
Cut meat products
Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Package food or supplies
Operate food decorating equipment
Arrange decorations or furniture for banquets, dining venues, or social functions
Fill money changers in vending machines

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Manage program or project budgets
Manage organizational or operational finances
Purchase food or beverages
Purchase stocks of merchandise or supplies
Inventory items to be reordered or returned
Replenish supplies of food, tableware or linen

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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
Customer Contact
Upselling Products and Services
Store Operations
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Equipment Cleaning
Retail Industry Knowledge
Payment Receiving
Safety Training

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