Food and Beverage Order Clerk

Take food and beverage orders over telephone or intercom system.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Food and Beverage Order Clerks do?

Takes food and beverage orders over telephone or intercom system and records order on ticket: Records order and time received on ticket to ensure prompt service, using time-stamping device. Suggests menu items, and substitutions for items not available, and answers questions regarding food or service. Distributes order tickets or calls out order to kitchen employees. May collect charge vouchers and cash for service and keep record of transactions. May be designated according to type of order handled as Telephone-Order Clerk, Drive-In; Telephone-Order Clerk, Room Service.


Should I be a Food and Beverage Order Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Order Clerk, Food and Beverage

    How to Become a
    Food and Beverage Order Clerk

    Most Food and Beverage Order Clerks have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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