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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: $8.80 - $13.45

Typical Annual Salary: $18,300 - $28,000

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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

  • Run cash registers.
  • Wipe tables or seats with dampened cloths or replace dirty tablecloths.
  • 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.
  • Carry food, dishes, trays, or silverware from kitchens or supply departments to serving counters.
  • Perform serving, cleaning, or stocking duties in establishments, such as cafeterias or dining rooms, to facilitate customer service.
  • Garnish foods and position them on tables to make them visible and accessible.
  • Carry trays from food counters to tables for cafeteria patrons.
  • Clean up spilled food or drink or broken dishes and remove empty bottles and trash.

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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