Food Handler Job Description

Generally, a food handler is someone who handles food.

That can include a person in a restaurant kitchen, a grocery store, or somebody who makes their own food at home.

Food handlers are responsible for following food preparation and safety measures.

Keeping food safe begins in the kitchen and ends at the customer’s plate.

Food handlers who prepare food for someone else are doing so in someone else’s home, so it’s important to remember that you are responsible for your own food.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Food Handler who is responsible for keeping the kitchen clean and organized and making sure that all the food is prepared according to health and safety regulations. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a busy kitchen and be able to work well under pressure. If you are a motivated individual with a passion for food, then we want to hear from you!

Food Handler Duties:

  • Obtain and maintain food handler’s permit
  • Follow all sanitary and safety guidelines
  • Work in clean, orderly conditions
  • Be responsible for full compliance with all government health and safety regulations
  • Obtain and maintain certification in food safety and sanitation
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Perform cleanup duties when cleanup is required
  • Perform manual lifting of up to 25 pounds
  • Continuously update training while on the job
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Food Handler Responsibilities:

  • Provide food to inmates and maintain a clean and healthy environment
  • Break down and clean all kitchen and dining areas, ensuring no waste or debris is present
  • Order and maintain inventory, cleaning, and sanitation supplies
  • Prepare and wash food items, maintaining proper food temperatures
  • Maintain clean cooking equipment, including deep-fat fryers and ovens
  • Stock and maintain dry storage, refrigerators, freezers, and salad bars
  • Clean and maintain bathrooms and laundry areas, including floors and walls
  • Maintain kitchen areas, including countertops, floors, walls, and ceiling
  • Clean and sanitize all equipment, including dishwashers, food preparation tables, chefs tables, slicers, grills, stoves, ovens, grills, and counters
  • Maintain and clean food preparation tables, stoves, grills, ovens, sinks

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Current Food Handler Certificate

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to a successful team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We're committed to building a team that reflects the rich tapestry of our society.

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