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Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 4,230

Projected Annual Job Openings: 220

Typical Hourly Wage: $8.82 - $12.89

Typical Annual Salary: $18,300 - $26,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Wipe tables or seats with dampened cloths or replace dirty tablecloths.
  • Set tables with clean linens, condiments, or other supplies.
  • Scrape and stack dirty dishes and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning.
  • Clean up spilled food or drink or broken dishes and remove empty bottles and trash.
  • Perform serving, cleaning, or stocking duties in establishments, such as cafeterias or dining rooms, to facilitate customer service.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of items such as clean linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, or trays.
  • Serve ice water, coffee, rolls, or butter to patrons.
  • Fill beverage or ice dispensers.
  • Stock cabinets or serving areas with condiments and refill condiment containers.
  • Locate items requested by customers.

tools & technology

  • Cash registers
  • Commercial use coffee or iced tea makers
  • Commercial use dishwashers
  • Commercial use food warmers
  • Point of sale POS terminal

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