What does a Senior Food Service Worker do?

A food service worker is responsible for everything that goes into the preparation of a meal. They are responsible for ensuring that every single meal is of the highest quality. A few of the main duties of a food service worker are cleaning the stove top for cooks, adhering to food safety regulations, helping cooks prepare meals, and creating simple dishes such as salad. They also have to help keep the kitchen orderly and clean. Some of the jobs titles that a food service worker could grow into are restaurant manager and cook.

A food service worker does not need any experience but a high school diploma or GED equivalent is preferred. One of the most important skills that a food service worker will have is attention to detail. Another skill is organization as the food service worker will have to be able to help the kitchen run effectively.

  • Clean the stove top as needed
  • Help the cooks with food preparation
  • Create simple food items such as salad
  • Help out in the kitchen as needed
  • Deliver food orders to customers
  • Keep the kitchen clean and orderly
  • Answer any customer questions
  • Follow food safety regulations at all times
  • High School Diploma preferred
  • Ability to listen to directions
  • Amazing work ethic
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of food safety
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to learn and read directions
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours a day
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
2.9 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Senior Food Service Worker Salaries

Average Base Pay

$35,915 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $36K
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Senior Food Service Worker Career Path

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Anonymous Employee
Mar 25, 2021

“There is lots to do but the product is interesting and the team are great to work with.”

Current Employee
Aug 21, 2019

“Work culture is very good and we can well manage both our personal and professional life.”

Front of House Staff
Mar 8, 2021

“the great ones were really great and worked to make my job fun and make scheduling manageable.”

Blue Ribbon RestaurantsBlue Ribbon Restaurants
Front of House Staff
Feb 10, 2021

“One of the best of the big NYC restaurant groups to work for; excellent and very fair management.”

Pizza HutPizza Hut
Front of House Staff
Nov 23, 2021

“You got good discount and free food (although this was never told to me until after I worked there)”

Makaan comMakaan com
Jun 10, 2021

“A wonderful full place to work and the work atmosphere is amazing and I love working here with maakan”

Kitchen Staff
Sep 12, 2019

“It was a good first job and i learned a lot about a good work ethic”

Atheneum PartnersAtheneum Partners
Anonymous Employee
Dec 9, 2021

“I enjoy the work I get to do and the work life balance is unmatched!”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior food service worker

When working as a senior food service worker, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Team Work, Excellent Customer Service, Methodology, HACCP, and Effective Communication.

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