Food service operations


The various aspects, such as procedures and techniques, of serving food to customers.

Alternative labels

food service tasks
food service
food service activities
food services operations
food service functions
food service operation

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Food service operations is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Food service operations is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Hospitality vocational teacher: Hospitality vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, hospitality, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for a hospitality-related profession, such as hotel receptionist or housekeeper. Hospitality vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of hospitality through assignments, tests and examinations.




  1. Food service operations – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022

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