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
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Conflict Management
Critical Thinking
Pride in Work
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Perform food preparation duties
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Operate food preparation equipment
Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Cut cooked or raw foods
Assist chefs or caterers with food or drink preparation
Prepare food products by hand through shaping, kneading, or rolling
Cook food for customers or patients
Add garnishes to food
Prepare specialty foods
Perform short order cooking
Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies
Package food or supplies
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Grind meats such as beef, pork, poultry, or fish
Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas
Package goods for shipment or storage
Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Stock products or parts
Cut meat products
Move goods in and out of inventory
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Fill money changers in vending machines

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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
Food Service Experience
Customer Contact
Administrative Functions

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