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Food Service Aide


Food and Nutrition


Food & Nutritional Services






Minimum Entry Level Qualifications

1. Experience and/or level of competency: Ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Basic computer knowledge and food service experience.

2. Academic Preparation: High school graduate or equivalent (GED).

General Description:

Under the supervision of the Nutritional Services Director or Supervisor, the Cafeteria Worker performs a variety of food services, including serving food to employees and visitors. Also is responsible for the clean-up and stocking of the cafeteria and food preparation areas.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintains serving line in a clean, neat and organized manner; requests replenishments as needed.
  • Serves hot and cold food on serving lines to visitors and employees.
  • Replenishes the salad bar and keeps it clean.
  • Replenishes silverware, napkins, cups straws, condiments, etc.
  • Makes coffee; ensures coffee machines stay full.
  • Ensures all beverage containers are full, i.e., soda, ice tea, juices.
  • Wipes down tables and chairs in the cafeteria throughout the day with a hospital-approved cleaner.
  • Clears any soiled dishes, trash from tables.
  • Clears soiled dishes/trays; scrapes refuse into garbage containers; loads dishes/trays onto cleaning racks; rinses dishes/utensils.
  • Disposes of trash/garbage in the appropriate manner.
  • Loads and operates dishwashers: trays, dishes, cups, silverware; inspects cleaning to assure quality performance.
  • Puts clean dishes and utensils away.
  • Washes specified items by hand: pots, pans, knives, etc.
  • Cleans refrigerators, freezers and other cafeteria equipment.
  • Mops floors as scheduled and as needed.
  • Puts away stock inventory; notifies supervisor when stock item needs ordered.
  • Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by supervisor.
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