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Food handlers work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide clean, quality food. They may not be as visible to guests as other staff members, but they are crucial to the restaurant’s daily operations. 

Hiring a food handler begins with writing a compelling job description that inspires job seekers to apply. Create a job description that is clear, concise, and detailed. Are you looking for candidates who live near the restaurant? What is the schedule? Is prior restaurant experience required? Outline the responsibilities and requirements clearly. Include details about your restaurant’s culture, history, and specialties. How long has the restaurant been around? Does it specialize in a particular cuisine? These details will help candidates visualize themselves working in your restaurant. 

 

In addition to general job boards, it is best for hiring managers to post job announcements on industry-specific job boards, online groups, and communities forums. Getting referrals from the restaurant employees themselves is an effective way to source candidates. Your staff may already know great people so let them know about the job vacancy!

 

Food Handler Responsibilities

 

A food handler performs a variety of tasks in a restaurant. Responsibilities include: receiving and unpacking food delivery items, verifying the correct quantities, and labeling food items accordingly. A food handler inspects all food surfaces, refrigerators, freezers, ovens, and other materials to ensure cleanliness. 

 

To prevent food spoilage, the food handler follows proper food storage procedures and informs the supervisor right away about any suspicion of food contamination. Additionally, a food handler cleans and disinfects food preparation tools and equipment and discards any food items that are old or might be contaminated.

 

When feeling under the weather, a food handler must not handle any food and only report to work once all symptoms have subsided and cleared. Lastly, a food handler must maintain good personal hygiene, regularly wash hands, and follow safety precautions at all times. 

 

Food Handler Skills and Qualifications

 

The ideal candidate for a food handler must be someone who is knowledgeable about food health and safety regulations and works well with a team. Strong communication skills and the ability to follow proper food handling procedures are a must. 

 

A candidate may be required to have a food handler’s license. Prior customer service experience in a restaurant setting is an advantage but is usually not required. Most restaurants are willing to train their staff for this role. 

 

Food handlers should be able to meet the physical demands of the job, be able to stand for long periods of time and lift supplies and other materials. Lastly, they should be available to work in shifts, on weekends, and on holidays.

 

A food handler’s contribution to a restaurant’s success may not be as noticeable as that of other roles. However, when a food handler fails to act professionally, the whole restaurant and its customers are at great health risk. Thus, it is vital to hire a trustworthy and experienced food handler. 

13 Food Handlers  applied for jobs in the last 24 hours on Workstream.

L***** O*****(205)-6**-***2
Food Handlers for Hire in Russellville, AL
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Food Handlers for Hire in Brentwood, CA
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Food Handlers for Hire in Greenville, SC
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Food Handlers for Hire in Jonesboro, AR
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Food Handlers for Hire in La Grange, IL
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Food Handlers for Hire in Frisco, TX
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E***** U*****(909)-6**-***9
Food Handlers for Hire in San Bernardino, CA
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I***** O*****(312)-9**-***5
Food Handlers for Hire in Chicago, IL
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Food Handlers for Hire in Chicago, IL
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Food Handler

What is the best way to find and hire a Food Handler near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Food Handler applicants. Employers posting their Food Handler job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Food Handler applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Food Handler are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 10 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Food Handler positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Food Handler role?
SMS has 94% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Food Handler job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Food Handlers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 126% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Food Handler applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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