Pre-Vocational Programs

  • The food prep shop is a pre-vocational program designed to develop employability skills such as task completion, following multistep directions, and workplace etiquette that will enable students to obtain entry-level employment in and out of the food industry

    Emphasis on:

    • Organization and maintenance of a work area
    • Task completion
    • Multi-step directions
    • Workplace etiquette
    • Workplace Safety



    • Use of a commercial kitchen
    • Working with recipes & measurement
    • Importance of Communication

Employment Opportunities


  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-9021.00

    Job Description:

    Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Dishwasher, Kitchen Steward, Utility Aide, Dish Room Worker, Dish Technician

Food Preparation Workers

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-2021.00

    Job Description:

    Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Dietary Aide, Prep Cook (Preparation Cook), Food Service Worker, Diet Aide, Food Service Aide, Dietary Assistant, Nutrition Aide, Food Preparer, Pantry Cook, Slicer

Food Counter Attendants

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-3022.00

    Job Description:

    Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Food Service Worker, Cafeteria Worker, Food Service Assistant, Line Server, Server, Cafe Server, Cafe Worker, Cafeteria Server, Deli Worker (Delicatessen Worker), Drive Thru Order Taker

Combined Food Prep & Service Workers

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-3021.00

    Job Description:

    Perform duties that combine both food preparation and food service.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Deli Clerk (Delicatessen Clerk), Dietary Aide, School Cafeteria Cook, CarHop, Deli Worker (Delicatessen Worker), Food Service Worker, Prep Cook (Preparation Cook), Deli Manager (Delicatessen Manager), Drive-Thru Window Order Taker, Front Line Worker

Fast Food Cooks

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-2011.00

    Job Description:

    Prepare and cook food in a fast-food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of the cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Cook, Grill Cook, Pizza Cook, Crew Person, Crew Trainer, Line Cook, Pizza Maker

Hosts & Hostesses

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-9031.00

    Job Description:

    Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Hostess, Host, Hospitality Coordinator, Dining Room Supervisor, Greeter, Host Coordinator