Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Facilitate food service. Clean tables, remove dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.

Median Annual Wage: $18,760

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (50%); Less than high school diploma (46%); Bachelor's degree (4%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Dietary Aide; Server; Bus Boy; Bus Person; Bar Back; Dietary Aid; Shift Manager; Busboy; Dining Room Attendant; Server Assistant

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers.

More Food Preparation and Serving Related Careers

  • Set tables with clean linens, condiments, or other supplies.
  • Locate items requested by customers.
  • Scrape and stack dirty dishes and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning.
  • Perform serving, cleaning, or stocking duties in establishments, such as cafeterias or dining rooms, to facilitate customer service.
  • Carry food, dishes, trays, or silverware from kitchens or supply departments to serving counters.
  • Clean up spilled food or drink or broken dishes and remove empty bottles and trash.
  • Serve food to customers when waiters or waitresses need assistance.
  • Serve ice water, coffee, rolls, or butter to patrons.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of items such as clean linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, or trays.
  • Clean and polish counters, shelves, walls, furniture, or equipment in food service areas or other areas of restaurants and mop or vacuum floors.
  • Fill beverage or ice dispensers.
  • Stock cabinets or serving areas with condiments and refill condiment containers.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers.

  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers.

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