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ISCO-08-code: 
5246

ISCO 08 Code 5246      Food service counter attendants

Lead Statement

Food service counter attendants serve customers at food counters and finish preparation of simple food items in restaurants, cafes, hotels, fast food outlets, cafeterias, hospitals and other settings.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • serving food to customers at counters;
  • ascertaining the products desired by the customer, assisting customer in making a choice and taking orders;
  • cleaning, peeling, slicing and trimming foodstuffs using manual and electric appliances;
  • preparing simple food items and reheating prepared meals;
  • portioning and wrapping food or placing it directly on plates for service to patrons;
  • packaging take-away food;
  • stocking refrigerators, salad and buffet bars and keeping records of the quantities of food used;
  • receiving payment for food items purchased.

Included occupations

Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Cafeteria counter attendant
  • Salad bar attendant

Excluded occupations

Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Kiosk salesperson - 5230
  • Market salesperson - 5230
  • Street stall salesperson - 5230
  • Waiter - 5131
  • Bartender - 5132
  • Fast food preparer - 9411
  • Cook - 5120

Notes

  • Vendors from street and market stalls of fresh food products not intended for immediate consumption (such as fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products) are classified in unit group 5211 Stall and market salespersons. 
  • Vendors from street and market stalls of a variety of prepared meals and food items for immediate consumption are classified in unit group 5246, Food service counter attendants. 
  • Vendors in streets and public places of food and beverages for immediate consumption from pushcarts, trucks, trays or baskets are classified in unit group 5212, Street food salespersons. 
  • Vendors in streets and public places of non-food items (or of pre-packaged non-perishable food items such as confectionary) from pushcarts, trucks, trays or baskets are classified in unit group 9520, Street vendors (excluding food). 
  • Workers who prepare simple food items for immediate consumption, such as hamburger cooks, but have limited direct contact with clients, are classified in unit group  9411, Fast food preparers.

If adapting these categories to national circumstances please note that the aim of separately identifying vendors of food items for immediate consumption is to ensure that jobs that require skills in service, basic preparation and hygienic handling of food are identified.   Food service counter attendants generally serve a wider range of more elaborate products and meals than Street food salespersons and do not generally transport or carry food on hand carts or in baskets.

ISCO 88 Code(s)

5220 part, 5230 part

(Updated; 17.03.09) (NCvB; Mei 2010)