Pros: flexible hours
Cons: long standing
Portion, assemble, and wrap food or place it directly on plates for service to patrons, and package take-out food
Use equipment to prepare hot beverages such as coffee and tea specialties
Serve customers at counters or buffet tables
Stock refrigerators and salad bars and keep records of the quantities of food used
May receive payment for food items purchased.
Kitchen helpers perform some or all of the following duties:
Wash and peel vegetables and fruit
Wash work tables, cupboards and appliances
Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers
Unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, cupboards and other storage areas
Sweep and mop floors, and perform other duties to assist cook and kitchen staff.
Food service helpers perform some or all of the following duties:
Clear and clean tables and trays in eating establishments
Bring clean dishes, flatware and other items to serving areas and set tables
Replenish condiments and other supplies at tables and in serving areas
Remove dishes before and after courses
Perform other duties such as scraping and stacking dishes, carrying linen to and from laundry area and running errands.
Dishwashers perform some or all of the following duties:
Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots and pans using dishwasher or by hand
Place dishes in storage area
Scour pots and pans, and may clean and polish silverware.