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Food Server - Nonrestaurant
Food Server - Nonrestaurant
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Food Server - Nonrestaurant

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Examine trays to ensure that they contain required items.
  • Place food servings on plates or trays according to orders or instructions.
  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.
  • Load trays with accessories such as eating utensils, napkins, or condiments.
  • Clean or sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, or facilities.
  • Monitor food preparation or serving techniques to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Take food orders and relay orders to kitchens or serving counters so they can be filled.
  • Carry food, silverware, or linen on trays or use carts to carry trays.

About the test

The HR Avatar Food Server - Nonrestaurant Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Food Server - Nonrestaurant test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:35-3041.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Food Preparation and Serving Related
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$17,320 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18,720 or less
$21,240 (Average)
Top 25%:
$25,410 or more
Top 10%:
$33,430 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$8.33 or less
Bottom 25%:
$9.00 or less
$10.21 (Average)
Top 25%:
$12.22 or more
Top 10%:
$16.07 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:9,600

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management
  • Food Production
  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
Top Skills
  • Monitoring
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Clarity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Written Comprehension
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Post-Doctoral Training:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Boat Hop, Car Attendant, Car Hop, Cotton Candy Maker, Curb Attendant, Curb Hop, Curber, Diet Aid, Diet Aide, Diet Attendant, Dietary Aid, Dietary Aide, Dietary Assistant, Dietary Service Aide, Dietary Worker, Dining Room Coordinator, Dining Room Server, Food Cart Attendant, Food Order Delivery Runner, Food Porter, Food Runner, Food Service Aide, Food Service Assistant, Food Service Attendant, Food Service Hotel Runner, Food Service Tray Attendant, Food Service Worker, Hospital Food Service Worker, Hospital Tray Service Worker, Hot Dog Vendor, Hot Tamale Man, Hot Tamale Worker, Line Server, Outside Food Server, Room Attendant, Room Server, Room Service Bellhop, Room Service Clerk, Room Service Food Server, Room Service Food Service Attendant, Room Service Server, Room Service Waiter/Waitress, Server, Teletray Operator, Tray Server, Tray Service Worker

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Food Preparation Workers, Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers, Cooks, Fast Food, Stock Clerks, Sales Floor, Nonfarm Animal Caretakers, Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food, Waiters and Waitresses, Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop, Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop, Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants, Funeral Attendants, Shampooers, Library Assistants, Clerical, Counter and Rental Clerks

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Accurately completely a time-sheet.
  • Communicate the details of a rewards program to customers.
  • Correctly calculate customer totals.
  • Help customers understand available options.
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