Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

All food preparation and serving related workers not listed separately.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $19,720.00
Average Time to Fill 50 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,222
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.91 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Conflict Management
Pride in Work
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

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

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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 Complaint Resolution
Retail Setting
Cost Control
Food Service Sanitation Certification
In-Service Meetings
Point of Sale System

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