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DINING ROOM AND CAFETERIA ATTENDANTS AND BARTENDER HELPERS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  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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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • 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.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $22,074.00 $10.61 $9.87 $9.87 - $10.72
Bridgeport/Stamford $21,632.00 $10.41 $9.87 $9.87 - $10.42
Danbury $22,505.00 $10.82 $9.87 $9.87 - $10.05
Hartford $23,162.00 $11.13 $9.91 $9.89 - $11.37
New Haven $22,320.00 $10.73 $9.94 $9.89 - $11.27
New London/Norwich $21,714.00 $10.44 $9.87 $9.87 - $10.18
Waterbury $21,355.00 $10.27 $9.87 $9.86 - $9.95
Torrington $21,776.00 $10.47 $9.87 $9.87 - $10.66
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 3,730 3,770 0.1% 190
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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