Fast food preparers prepare and cook to order a limited range of foods or beverages that involve simple preparation processes and a small number of ingredients.
They may take orders from customers and serve at counters or tables.

RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY

PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Food Preparation Assistants

Food preparation assistants prepare and cook to order a small variety of pre-cooked food or beverages, clear tables, clean kitchen areas and wash dishes.

  • Fast food cook
  • Hamburger maker
  • Pizza maker
  • Short order cook

Background Information

The connection of food machine to the IoT is creating an incredible number of new possibilities but food preparation assistants are expected to grow as much as the economy until 2026 (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018) but a number of industry leaders, including the CEO of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell assert that automation will replace food preparation assistants by the mid-2020s (CNBC, 2017) and a number of other fast food chains have created self-service kiosks (Brookings, 2016). However, the occupations in danger are not in the preparation phase of the food but on the ordering and delivering. In fact technology is not yet complex or mature enough to enter the messy world of the Kitchen on large scale  (Tech Emergence, 2018).  

CASE EXAMPLES

Categories: Skill Level 1