Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.
Other Job Titles Food Servers, Nonrestaurant May Have
Food Server, Food Service Worker, Kitchen Runner, Room Server, Room Service Server, Tray Server
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Place food servings on plates or trays according to orders or instructions.
Clean or sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, or facilities.
Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.
Examine trays to ensure that they contain required items.
Load trays with accessories, such as eating utensils, napkins, or condiments.
Level of Education Attained by Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (43%)
Less than high school diploma
High school diploma or equivalent
Some college, no degree
*All other responses combined for clarity.
This page includes information from theO*NET 26.1 Databaseby the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under theCC BY 4.0license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.