Food service workers are the employees of restaurants, food trucks, or any establishment that supplies food to customers. They can be assigned a variety of tasks, such as welcoming customers, taking food orders, preparing food orders in the kitchen, serving food, managing customer payments, cleaning tables once guests leave, or keeping the entire store clean. They can also be assigned to manage inventories, manage stocks and deliveries, and other activities related to successful restaurant operations. Food service workers must always be hygienic and maintain the sanitation of the area to ensure food safety.
Event planners meet with customers to determine their needs for the event and suggest particular foods or beverages that correspond to the client's aspirations for the event. The planner can also inform the customer of the number of staff required for the event and submit a quote for customer services. The supervisor ensures that waiters and kitchen staff complete tasks in a timely manner and takes care of any issues that arise during the event. Compared to all other occupations, a much higher proportion of food and beverage service workers and related are between 16 and 19 years old.
Both food service workers and kitchen assistants include similar skills, such as safety regulations, food safety and communication, in their resumes. Around 1,032,100 vacancies are projected for food and beverage service and related workers each year, on average, over the decade. Full-time cooks can also prepare food before the restaurant opens, during off-peak hours, and after the restaurant closes. An associate food scientist is primarily responsible for developing new recipes for a company, ensuring quality and marketability.
Food and beverage service workers and other related workers are the front line of customer service in restaurants, coffee shops and other food service establishments. They are also responsible for food safety regulations, the storage and classification of ingredients and the preparation of food. For example, approximately half of the combined food preparation and service workers, including fast food workers, work part-time. Food and beverage service and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning tasks in restaurants, cafes, and other food and beverage establishments. The kitchen staff consists of preparation workers who perform various routine tasks as directed by chefs, food service managers, and cooks. As a growing population continues to dine out, buy takeout or have food delivered more restaurants are expected to open - especially fast-food and casual restaurants.
However some canteen and coffee shop assistants may advance to positions of waiters or waitresses as they learn the basics of serving food or preparing beverages.