What Is an Ice Cream Scooper and How to Become One
Ice cream scoopers provide samples, serve ice cream, and prepare other food items for each customer. As an ice cream scooper, you must know all the flavors offered and be able to detail the ingredients to customers, scoop ice cream into cones and cups, and mention special deals or discounts. Other duties include keeping track of inventory, restocking, and cleaning the counter and tables regularly and thoroughly. You also report any concerns about stock or quality of product to the manager.
There are no formal education requirements to become an ice cream scooper; some establishments hire students who are still in high school. But all ice cream scoopers must be trained in food handling techniques and follow proper sanitation protocols. A background in food service is helpful. You must be friendly and comfortable working with the public. Math skills and the ability to manage finances is necessary for handling customer payments and making change. You should also be able to stand for long periods of time, repetitively use your hands and arms, and lift up to 25 pounds.