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13 occupations have tasks related to the 1 task from your current occupation, Waiters and Waitresses.

  • Serve food or beverages to patrons, and prepare or serve specialty dishes at tables as required.
35-2011.00 Cooks, Fast Food
  • Cook the exact number of items ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously.
  • Prepare specialty foods, such as pizzas, fish and chips, sandwiches, or tacos, following specific methods that usually require short preparation time.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment, such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.
  • Prepare and serve beverages, such as coffee or fountain drinks.
  • Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions as to food required by patron, and prepare and cook food according to instructions.
  • Serve orders to customers at windows, counters, or tables.
  • Cook and package batches of food, such as hamburgers or fried chicken, which are prepared to order or kept warm until sold.
  • Pre-cook items, such as bacon, to prepare them for later use.
35-2021.00 Food Preparation Workers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, or desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures.
  • Package take-out foods or serve food to customers.
  • Make special dressings and sauces as condiments for sandwiches.
  • Stir and strain soups and sauces.
  • Prepare and serve a variety of beverages such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
35-2014.00 Cooks, Restaurant Bright Outlook
  • Season and cook food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience.
  • Turn or stir foods to ensure even cooking.
  • Portion, arrange, and garnish food, and serve food to waiters or patrons.
  • Bake, roast, broil, and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods.
  • Prepare relishes and hors d'oeuvres.
35-3021.00 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food Bright Outlook
  • Prepare daily food items, and cook simple foods and beverages, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, or coffee, using proper safety precautions and sanitary measures.
  • Serve customers in eating places that specialize in fast service and inexpensive carry-out food.
  • Prepare and serve cold drinks, or frozen milk drinks or desserts, using drink-dispensing, milkshake, or frozen custard machines.
  • Cook or reheat food items such as french fries.
  • Serve food and beverages to guests at banquets or other social functions.
35-3022.00 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop Bright Outlook
  • Serve food, beverages, or desserts to customers in such settings as take-out counters of restaurants or lunchrooms, business or industrial establishments, hotel rooms, and cars.
  • Cook food or prepare food items, such as sandwiches, salads, and ice cream dishes, using standard formulas or following directions.
  • Serve salads, vegetables, meat, breads, and cocktails, ladle soups and sauces, portion desserts, and fill beverage cups and glasses.
  • Deliver orders to kitchens, and pick up and serve food when it is ready.
35-2015.00 Cooks, Short Order
  • Grill, cook, and fry foods such as french fries, eggs, and pancakes.
  • Take orders from customers and cook foods requiring short preparation times, according to customer requirements.
  • Grill and garnish hamburgers or other meats, such as steaks and chops.
  • Complete orders from steam tables, placing food on plates and serving customers at tables or counters.
35-3011.00 Bartenders Bright Outlook
  • Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.
  • Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar.
  • Prepare appetizers such as pickles, cheese, and cold meats.
35-3022.01 Baristas Bright Outlook
  • Prepare or serve hot or cold beverages, such as coffee, espresso drinks, blended coffees, or teas.
  • Serve prepared foods, such as muffins, biscotti, or bagels.
  • Prepare or serve menu items, such as sandwiches or salads.
35-9011.00 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers Bright Outlook
  • Serve food to customers when waiters or waitresses need assistance.
  • Serve ice water, coffee, rolls, or butter to patrons.
35-2013.00 Cooks, Private Household
  • Prepare meals in private homes according to employers' recipes or tastes, handling all meals for the family and possibly for other household staff.
  • Serve meals and snacks to employing families and their guests.
35-2012.00 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
  • Cook foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Apportion and serve food to facility residents, employees, or patrons.
35-3041.00 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant Bright Outlook
  • Prepare food items, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, or beverages.
35-1011.00 Chefs and Head Cooks Bright Outlook
  • Prepare and cook foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.