Occupational Employment Statistics
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers
Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||2,780||$12.41/hr
|Professional and Business Services||120||$12.50/hr
|Education and Health Services||1,410||$13.66/hr
|Leisure and Hospitality||4,030||$13.28/hr
- Add cutlery, napkins, food, and other items to trays on assembly lines in hospitals, cafeterias, airline kitchens, and similar establishments.
- Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas.
- Use manual or electric appliances to clean, peel, slice, and trim foods.
- Weigh or measure ingredients.
- Inform supervisors when equipment is not working properly and when food and supplies are getting low, and order needed items.
- Load dishes, glasses, and tableware into dishwashing machines.
- Scrape leftovers from dishes into garbage containers.
- Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers.
- Cut, slice or grind meat, poultry, and seafood to prepare for cooking.
- Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, or desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures.