Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Deli Associate

What other roles can a deli associate do?

Deli associates can use their role as a stepping stone to positions of higher responsibility. They can become waiters and waitresses, bartenders, kitchen staff and line cooks. With formal training, deli associates can specialize in food safety, bakery and other branches of the restaurant industry.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a deli associate?

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What are the top skills you need as a deli associate?

A deli associate needs excellent customer service skills and experience in sales. They also require a working knowledge of preparing deli meals and an understanding of food handling in compliance with health and safety guidelines. Deli associates should also be proficient in communication, inventory, planning and adaptability.

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Do deli associates work at night?

Does a deli associate's duties include operating machinery?

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