Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations

Food service counter attendants and food preparers prepare, heat and finish cooking simple food items and serve customers at food counters. They are employed in cafeterias, fast food outlets, restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other establishments.


  • High school diploma.
  • On-the-job training is usually provided.

Future Prospects:

Occupations in this area are predicted to see moderate increases in employment levels over the next 10 years, accompanied by long-term employment for existing positions and steady opportunity for future positions.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 35.8% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 58.5% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 28.4% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 13.1% live in other communities. About 69.9% are employed in the Accommodation and Food Services industry and 16.5% in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector.