Profession street food vendor

Street food vendors sell food preparations, dishes and products on organised outdoor or indoor market places, or on the streets. They prepare the food in their stalls. Street food vendors use sales techniques to recommend their products to passers-by.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Realistic
  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Food storage

    The proper conditions and methods to store food to keep it from spoiling, taking into account humidity, light, temperature and other environmental factors.

  • Food legislation

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

  • Value-added tax law

    Taxes imposed on the purchase prices of goods and the legislation that governs this activity.

  • Consumer protection

    The current legislation applicable in relation to the rights of consumers in the marketplace.

Skills

  • Operate cash point

    Count the money; balance cash drawer at the end of the shift; receive payments and process payment information; use scanning equipment.

  • Assist customers

    Provide support and advice to customers in making purchasing decisions by finding out their needs, selecting suitable service and products for them and politely answering questions about products and services.

  • Use cooking techniques

    Apply cooking techniques including grilling, frying, boiling, braising, poaching, baking or roasting.

  • Guarantee customer satisfaction

    Handle customer expectations in a professional manner, anticipating and addressing their needs and desires. Provide flexible customer service to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Operate cash register

    Register and handle cash transactions by using point of sale register.

  • Organise product display

    Arrange goods in attractive and safe way. Set up a counter or other display area where demonstrations take place in order to attract the attention of prospective customers. Organise and maintain stands for merchandise display. Create and assemble sales spot and product displays for sales process.

  • Process payments

    Accept payments such as cash, credit cards and debit cards. Handle reimbursement in case of returns or administer vouchers and marketing instruments such as bonus cards or membership cards. Pay attention to safety and the protection of personal data.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Adapt to different weather conditions

    Cope with regular exposure to extreme weather conditions and hazardous environments.

  • Execute chilling processes to food products

    Carry out chilling, freezing and cooling operation processes to food products such as fruit and vegetables, fish, meat, catering food. Prepare food products for extended periods of storage or half prepared food. Ensure safety and nutrition qualities of frozen goods and preserve products in accordance with specified temperatures.

  • Arrange permit for market stall

    Apply for permission at the local authorities to set up a stall on streets, squares and indoor market places.

Optional knowledge and skills

carry out products preparation cook sauce products prepare bakery products cook fish manufacturing process of ice cream unload supplies deliver a sales pitch cook seafood cook dairy products sales argumentation carry out active selling cook meat dishes negotiate price clean kitchen equipment prepare meat for sale beverage products cook pastry products cook vegetable products ingredients for ice cream manufacturing ice cream manufacturing regulations