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Food Server Education Anchorage AK

All new employees receive some training from their employer. They learn safe food handling procedures and sanitation practices, for example. Some employers, particularly those in fast-food restaurants, teach new workers using self-study programs, on-line programs, audiovisual presentations, and instructional booklets that explain food preparation and service skills.

Anchorage Job Center Midtown
(907) 269-4759
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK
 
Anchorage Gambell Job Center
(907) 269-6414
400 Gambell Street
Anchorage, AK
 
Eagle River Job Center
(907) 696-6832
11723 Old Glenn Hwy., B-4
Eagle River, AK
 
Kornfeind Training Center
(907) 479-4449
4782 Dale Rd
Fairbanks, AK
 
Iron Workers Local 751
(907) 456-6960
25 Timberland Dr
Fairbanks, AK
 
A C C F T Local 2404
(907) 562-2660
3211 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Anchorage Job Center Muldoon
(907) 269-0000
1251 Muldoon Rd., Suite 114
Anchorage, AK
 
Homer Job Center
(907) 235-7792
270 W Pioneer Avenue
Homer, AK
 
Peninsula Job Center
(907) 283-2900
11312 Kenai Spur Hwy, Suite 2
Kenai, AK
 
Y-K Delta Job Center
(907) 543-2210
460 Ridgecrest Dr., Suite 112
Bethel, AK
 

Food Server Education

Most Significant Source of Postsecondary Education or Training
Short-term on-the-job training
Source: U.S. Department of Labor


In-Depth Look at Education & Training

Most food and beverage service jobs are entry level and require a high school diploma or less. Generally, training is received on the job; however, those who wish to work at more upscale restaurants, where income from tips is greater and service standards are higher, may need previous experience or vocational training.

Education and training. There are no specific educational requirements for most food and beverage service jobs. Many employers prefer to hire high school graduates for waiter and waitress, bartender, and host and hostess positions, but completion of high school usually is not required for fast-food workers, counter attendants, dishwashers, and dining room attendants and bartender helpers. Many entrants to these jobs are in their late teens or early twenties and have a high school education or less. Usually, they have little or no work experience. Food and beverage service jobs are a major source of part-time employment for high school and college students, multiple job holders, and those seeking supplemental incomes.

All new employees receive some training from their employer. They learn safe food handling procedures and sanitation practices, for example. Some employers, particularly those in fast-food restaurants, teach new workers using self-study programs, on-line programs, audiovisual presentations, and instructional booklets that explain food preparation and service skills. But most food and beverage serving and related workers pick up their skills by observing and working with more experienced workers. Some full-service restaurants also provide new dining room employees with some form of classroom training that alternates with periods of on-the-job work experience. These training programs communicate the operating philosophy of the restaurant, help establish a personal rapport with other staff, teach formal serving techniques, and instill a desire to work as a team. They...

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

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