Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Serve food to patrons outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotels, hospital rooms, or cars. Exclude "Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers" (41-9091) and "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022).
Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Tasks: Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed. Clean or sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, or facilities. Examine trays to ensure that they contain required items. Place food servings on plates or trays according to orders or instructions. Load trays with accessories such as eating utensils, napkins, or condiments. Take food orders and relay orders to kitchens or serving counters so they can be filled. Stock service stations with items such as ice, napkins, or straws. Remove trays and stack dishes for return to kitchen after meals are finished. Prepare food items, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, or beverages. Monitor food preparation or serving techniques to ensure that proper procedures are followed. Carry food, silverware, or linen on trays or use carts to carry trays. Determine where patients or patrons would like to eat their meals and help them get situated.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.68   Entry $18,053.00
Mean $10.26   Mean $21,338.00
Experience $11.05 Experience $22,976.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
35-3041.00 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant