Skills Food Counter Attendant near Vancouver (BC)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "food counter attendant" was moved from the group Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 6711) to the group Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 65201).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a food counter attendant in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations (NOC 65201).

Tasks

  • Bring clean dishes, flatware and other items to serving areas and set tables
  • Carrying and replace linen
  • Clean and sanitize items such as dishwasher mats, carts and waste disposal units
  • Clear and clean tables, trays and chairs
  • Load buspans and trays
  • Operate dishwashers to wash dishes, glassware and flatware
  • Place dishes in storage area
  • Replenish condiments and other supplies at tables and serving areas
  • Sanitize and wash dishes and other items by hand
  • Scour pots and pans
  • Keep records of the quantities of food used
  • Package take-out food
  • Portion and wrap foods
  • Prepare, heat and finish simple food items
  • Serve customers at counters or buffet tables
  • Stock refrigerators and salad bars
  • Take customers' orders
  • Use manual and electrical appliances to clean, peel, slice and trim foodstuffs
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen including work surfaces, cupboards, storage areas, appliances and equipment
  • Handle and store cleaning products
  • Receive, unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, freezers, cupboards and other storage areas
  • Remove kitchen garbage and trash
  • Sharpen kitchen knives
  • Sweep, mop, wash and polish floors
  • Wash, peel and cut vegetables and fruit

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Service and Care Help -
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Sorting
    • Loading and Unloading
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment

    Knowledge

  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Food Production and Agriculture
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
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