State of Washington Classified Job Specification
FOOD SERVICE WORKER
Performs routine work in preparing and serving food and/or performs routine clean-up and sanitation duties within a food service operation.
Under direct supervision, performs a variety of routine duties in the preparation and serving of food and beverages; performs routine clean-up duties in a food service operation such as dishwashing, trash removal, storage functions, and maintaining sanitary conditions.
Washes, peels, and cuts up vegetables and fruits; opens canned goods;
Performs simple cooking such as preparation of hot cereals, toast and boiled eggs;
Makes and serves beverages and soda fountain items;
Assembles salads, sandwiches and desserts;
Transports food, supplies, and equipment to and from kitchens, dining areas, storerooms and refrigerators;
Prepares and serves special prescribed diets, such as bland, ulcer, low salt, low fat, surgical liquid, and diabetic;
Serves food individually or from steam tables and carts; loads and clears steam tables and carts;
Sets, clears, and washes dining room tables; washes dishes, pots, pans and utensils; cleans and polishes silverware; scrubs, mops, and cleans kitchen, dining, refrigeration, or garbage areas; boils and scours steam tables and coffee urns; fills salt and pepper shakers, condiments and napkin containers;
Operates standard kitchen appliances and equipment such as coffee maker, toaster, dish and glass washers, and mixers;
Sorts and bundles soiled kitchen laundry; counts and stores clean laundry;
Performs other work as required;
May direct the work of others.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: kitchen and dining room work; personal hygiene, sanitation, and housekeeping practices; operation of standard kitchen appliances and equipment.
Ability to: learn routines involved in preparing and serving food; maintain sanitary conditions; follow written and oral instructions.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Possession of, or eligible for, a food handler’s permit.
Class Specification History
New class which consolidates 4045 Food Service Worker, 4050 Food Service Porter, 80010 Dishwasher, 80030 Food Service Aide 1; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.