Cafeteria Worker

Publix Associate

Cafeteria Workers make sure ingredients are on hand and cooking and serving utensils are clean and ready to be used to make meals for Publix associates in Corporate, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities that have cafeterias.

How to Apply


It's the Cafeteria Worker's job to make sure ingredients are in stock and that the inventory is rotated to ensure fresh foods are available for cooking. Cafeteria Workers prepare, cook and serve meals for Publix associates at facilities that have a cafeteria. They also wash pots and operate the dishwasher to provide clean dishes for each meal served.

Qualifications we look for

  • At least 18 years old
  • Experience cooking in an environment where a variety of entrées and methods are used (for example, a restaurant, Publix cafeteria, or culinary school)
  • Able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds

How to apply

Go to the Publix Jobs Center to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Distribution within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in

  • Lakeland at (863) 688-7407, ext. 32504 or
  • Atlanta at (770) 995-0073, ext. 2153.