Top food service worker skills needed to get the job.

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What are the top 3 traits or skills every food service worker must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your food service worker expertise?

Rosa Santiago in Los Angeles, California

98 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every food service worker must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your food service worker expertise?

Know how to read a worksheet portion control

subhero in Edinboro, Pennsylvania

76 months ago

1: go as fast as you possibly can(try not to become dependant on caffine)
2: work as smart and as hard as you possibly can. NEVER JUST STAND AROUND. grab a broom and sweep under everything.
3: be able to gracefully tolerate all the guff you will undoubtedly recieve from the higher-ups

bonus tip: lose self-importance. it makes the first three infinitely easier. there is nothing anyone can say, or do, or force you to do, that is important enough to truly upset you. if someone makes you angry, dont let it show, and remember, work soaks up 90 times it's weight in worry.

when you know you're going slow because you've got a hangover, or because you're 9 hours in to a 12 hour shift, or because all the managers are pooping on you, or because you're being forced to clean the drunk person puke out of the customer restrooms, PICK UP THE PACE! you could get hit by a meteorite any second, do you want to be spending your last waking moments feeling foggy, going slow on a menial task because you're feeling sorry for yourself? probably not.

if you can maintain those 3 skillz, you'll be getting better hours and better pay in no time.

catalda in Smithfield, Rhode Island

76 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every food service worker must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your food service worker expertise?

Never stand around, always be busy. institute good health habits in the kitchen, be polite to your clients whether they are children or adults, respect all as you would like to be respected.

alvinallen04 in New York, New York

76 months ago

Thanks for your insite will use what I just read.

Jennc in San Antonio, Texas

36 months ago

You need good organizational skills, be able to anticipate the needs of your guests (soup spoons with soup, extra knapkins for kids, ketchup with fries, etc.) and always have integrity on the job (don't mess with people's food!) Stay cool under pressure and don't sweat a bad tipper, there's a great tipper coming soon. Be kind to all other support departments- chefs, cooks, bussers and dish staff (it's hot in that kitchen). And most important KNOW YOUR MENU! It's your tool to making better tips

machelle gordon in atlanta, Georgia

1 month ago

The tips I have read was very helpful in attaining the skills in the food service industry . I will be using them thanks for the advice loved it

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