Food Preparation Workers

Are you curious about a career as a food preparation worker in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.

Now you can learn what Food Preparation Workers do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.

While you watch the first video on food preparation workers, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.

If you’re interested in a career as a food preparation worker in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.

Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for food preparation workers and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as a food preparation worker. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.

You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about food preparation workers below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on food preparation workers in the United States of America.

What Food Preparation Workers Do

Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Work Environment

Food preparation workers are employed in restaurants, hotels, and other places where food is served, such as cafeterias, grocery stores, hospitals, and schools. They often work early mornings, late evenings, weekends, or holidays. Many food preparation workers work part time.

How to Become a Food Preparation Worker

Food preparation workers learn through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. No formal education or previous work experience is required.


The median hourly wage for food preparation workers was $12.53 in May 2020.

1 thought on “Food Preparation Workers”

  1. Hello , Hind from Iraq , food preparation workers perform many Routine task under the direction of cooks , chefs. Or food service manager.
    They employed in restraints , hotels, cafeterias , frosty stores, hospitals, school and other place where food service , they often work early mornings , late evening, week end and holiday, many of them part time work.
    Workers learn throw short term on the job training usually lasting several weeks no formal education .
    The median hourly wages is $12.53 in may.
    In my country we suffer few investing and unstable economy so many labor force work in this field and they also work learn throw short term on the job, and many young woman work on Cooke’s and sweeting. Like birthday cakes and others and happy occasion, others cooks very big cooker in religious occasion for food service and free delivery

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