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Here is a list of the top 170 English vocabulary items for the service industry. This selection of vocabulary is based on the Occupational Handbook provided by the United States Department of Labor.

  1. Food
  2. Workers
  3. Service
  4. Stores
  5. Services
  6. Grocery
  7. Drinking
  8. Preparation
  9. Establishments
  10. Restaurants
  11. Training
  12. Employees
  13. Items
  14. Store
  15. Order
  16. Cooks
  17. Customers
  18. Serving
  19. Prepare
  20. Chefs
  21. Sales
  22. Cashiers
  23. Clerks
  24. Orders
  25. Restaurant
  26. Stock
  27. Offer
  28. Dining
  29. Hours
  30. Inventory
  31. Waiters
  32. Waitresses
  33. Eating
  34. Section
  35. Kitchen
  36. Menu
  37. Convenience
  38. Prepared
  39. Provide
  40. Beverages
  41. Fillers
  42. Foods
  43. Sell
  44. Meat
  45. Serve
  46. Variety
  47. Chains
  48. Culinary
  49. Customer
  50. Line
  51. Staff
  52. Alcoholic
  53. Beverage
  54. Change
  55. Dishes
  56. Hostesses
  57. Hosts
  58. Meals
  59. Products
  60. Room
  61. Supermarkets
  62. Cafeteria
  63. Cooking
  64. Counter
  65. Product
  66. Retail
  67. Salads
  68. Sandwiches
  69. Assistant
  70. Attendants
  71. Clean
  72. Coffee
  73. Consumption
  74. Diners
  75. Establishment
  76. Fish
  77. Local
  78. Maintain
  79. Manager
  80. Marketing
  81. Office
  82. Patrons
  83. Processing
  84. Selling
  85. Supervisors
  86. Bartenders
  87. Cafeterias
  88. Cash
  89. Computer
  90. Cook
  91. Department
  92. Equipment
  93. Fill
  94. Health
  95. Level
  96. Premises
  97. Preparing
  98. Proportion
  99. Purchase
  100. Required
  101. Safety
  102. Schedules
  103. Supplies
  104. Systems
  105. Tables
  106. Tasks
  107. Tips
  108. Train
  109. Addition
  110. Assist
  111. Baggers
  112. Bakers
  113. Chef
  114. Compared
  115. Consumer
  116. Demand
  117. Hospitality
  118. Increase
  119. Kitchens
  120. Merchandise
  121. Move
  122. Moving
  123. Operation
  124. Oversee
  125. Package
  126. Perform
  127. Place
  128. Poultry
  129. Run
  130. Specialty
  131. Supermarket
  132. Trade
  133. Area
  134. Bars
  135. Benefits
  136. Butchers
  137. Checkout
  138. Cleaning
  139. Company
  140. Contact
  141. Counters
  142. Courtesy
  143. Dishwashers
  144. Entry
  145. Floor
  146. Fresh
  147. Groceries
  148. Group
  149. Growth
  150. Handling
  151. Hourly
  152. Ingredients
  153. Longer
  154. Manage
  155. Nonfood
  156. Nonsupervisory
  157. Numerous
  158. Performance
  159. Prices
  160. Produce
  161. Recipes
  162. Register
  163. Replacement
  164. Select
  165. Selection
  166. Selections
  167. Shifts
  168. Shop
  169. Smaller
  170. Snack
  171. Specialize
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