Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
On the Job
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants help with food service. They clean tables, clear dirty dishes, change tablecloths, and replenish the supply of clean dishes. They may also serve water or coffee to customers.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Add garnishes to food.
- Arrange food for serving.
- Cut cooked or raw foods.
- Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
- Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas.
- Arrange tables or dining areas.
- Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
- Clean food service areas.
- Clean tableware.
- Collect dirty dishes or other tableware.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Frequent decision-making.
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