Carve individual portions from roasts and poultry.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $28,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carvers do?

Carves individual portions from roasts and poultry to obtain maximum number of meat portions, using carving knives and meat-slicing machines: Disjoints roasts and poultry. Slices uniform portions of meat and places sliced meat in steamtable container, or arranges individual portions on plate. Ladles gravy over food and garnishes plate. Removes shells from seafood and bones fish, using forks. May weigh sliced meat to ensure that portions are uniform. May serve food from steamtable. May serve customers [WAITER/WAITRESS, FORMAL].

Should I be a Carver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Cartperson, Display Carver, Exhibition Carver, Line Server

    How to become a Carver

    Most Carvers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9faaf&chl=|no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29||doctorate+%287%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,84
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