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Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers

Also called: Bus Boy, Dietary Aid, Dietary Aide, Server

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


  • customer service
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • looking for ways to help people
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
  • Plexis Software Plexis POS
  • RestaurantPlus PRO


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Certifications Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

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