National Application Center :: career details :: Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
Career Details :: Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
Facilitate food service. Clean tables, carry dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food, and serve water, butter, and coffee to patrons.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Carries dirty dishes to kitchen and wipes tables and seats with dampened cloth.
- Replenishes food and equipment at steam tables and serving counters of cafeteria to facilitate service to patrons.
- Cleans bar and equipment and replenishes bar supplies, such as liquor, fruit, ice, and dishes.
- Sets tables with clean linens, sugar bowls, and condiments.
- Mixes and prepares flavors for mixed drinks.
- Garnishes and positions foods on table to ensure visibility to patrons and convenience in serving.
- Circulates among diners and serves coffee.
- Washes glasses, bar, and equipment, polishes bar fixtures, mops floors, and removes empty bottles and trash.
- Stocks refrigerating units with wines and bottled beer, replaces empty beer kegs, and slices and pits fruit used to garnish drinks.
- Keeps assigned area and equipment clean, makes coffee, fills fruit juice dispensers, and stocks vending machines with food in automat.
- Carries trays from food counters to tables for cafeteria patrons and serves ice water and butter to patrons.
- Replenishes supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes in dining room.
- Carries food, dishes, trays, and silverware from kitchen and supply departments to serving counters.
- Bakers, Bread and Pastry
- Cooks, Fast Food
- Cooks, Short Order
- Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
- Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Performing for/Working With Public
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Service Orientation
- Social Perceptiveness
- Active Listening
- Problem Identification
- Information Organization
Frequent Work Context
- Provide a Service to Others
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done