What do Dining Room Attendants and Bartender Helpers do?

Dining Room 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. Mix and prepare flavors for mixed drinks. Replenish supplies of food and equipment at steam tables and service bars. Scrape and stack dirty dishes, and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning. Serve food to customers when waiters and waitresses need assistance. Perform serving, cleaning, and stocking duties in establishments such as cafeterias or dining rooms in order to facilitate customer service. Clean up spilled food, drink and broken dishes, and remove empty bottles and trash.

Carry food, dishes, trays, and silverware from kitchens and supply departments to serving counters. Carry trays from food counters to tables for cafeteria patrons. Fill beverage and ice dispensers. Garnish foods, and position them on tables to make them visible and accessible. Maintain adequate supplies of items such as clean linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, and trays.Serve ice water, coffee, rolls, and butter to patrons. Set tables with clean linens, condiments, and other supplies. Slice and pit fruit used to garnish drinks. Stock cabinets and serving areas with condiments, and refill condiment containers as necessary. Stock refrigerating units with wines and bottled beer, and replace empty beer kegs. Wash glasses and other serving equipment at bars. Wipe tables and seats with dampened cloths, and replace dirty tablecloths. Carry linens to and from laundry areas. Clean and polish counters, shelves, walls, furniture, and equipment in food service areas and other areas of restaurants, and mop and vacuum floors. Locate items requested by customers. Run cash registers. Stock vending machines with food.