Profession airline food service worker

Airline food service workers prepare food and serve customers. They prepare simple dishes to be used in places that serve food such restaurants, cafetarias, hotels, hospitals and ensure that kitchen operations run smoothly and efficiently.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Food legislation

    Legislation related to the food and feed industry including food manufacturing, hygiene, safety, raw materials, additives, GMOs, labelling, environmental and trade regulations.

  • Food allergies

    The types of food allergies within the sector, which substances trigger allergies, and how they can be replaced or eliminated (if possible).

  • Food preservation

    Deterioration factors, controlling factors (temperature, additives, humidity, pH, water activity, etc., including packaging) and food processing methods to preserve food products.

  • Foodborne diseases

    Understand foodborne illnesses and poisoning as to prevent public health problems.

Skills

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

    Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.

  • Follow control of substances hazardous to health procedures

    Adhere to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) procedures for activities that involve hazardous substances, such as bacteria, allergens, waste oil, paint or brake fluids that result in illness or injury.

  • Maintain food specifications

    Preserve, review, and evaluate existing food specifications such as recipes.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

    Respect optimal food safety and hygiene during preparation, manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution and delivery of food products.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Store raw food materials

    Keep in reserve raw materials and other food supplies, following stock control procedures.

  • Clean kitchen equipment

    Disinfect kitchen equipment, utensils and other facilities such as trolleys and hot cupboards.

Optional knowledge and skills

liaise with colleagues improvise to occuring food processing situations apply company policies prepare meals for flights

Common job titles

  • Food service worker
  • Food assembler - am shift
  • Storeroom helper (non-food) 5:00am-1:30pm
  • Porter 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Storeroom helper (food) 4:00am-12:30pm
  • Food assembler 6:00am-2:30pm
  • Food preparer 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Food preparer 3:00 pm - 12:30 am
  • Food preparer 3:00 am - 11:30 am
  • American airlines lounge- food service worker