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Become A Cafe Server

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Working As A Cafe Server

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $19,230

    Average Salary

What Does A Cafe Server Do At Penn National Gaming

* Provide friendly, fast, and helpful customer service, through the consistent practice and delivery of Red Carpet Customer Service to all guests and team members.
* Promptly and accurately take beverage and food orders, transmit orders to Culinary team and serve food items to guests.
* Complete sales to customers including taking money, counting back the appropriate amount of change, correctly processing and validating comps, and appropriate operation of POS System, cash bag or bank.
* Provide table service to customers according to department standards.
* Follow appropriate food handling procedures to ensure safe, quality products.
* Maintain cleanliness/appearance of assigned area, stock/restock supplies and complete side duties according to department standards.
* Participate as a team member with all servers, bussers, venue hosts, supervisors and kitchen staff in maintaining a smooth and efficient operation.
* Meet department uniform, appearance and grooming requirements.
* Must adhere to regulatory, department and company policies.
* Perform all job duties in a safe and responsible manner.
* Perform other job related and compatible duties as assigned.
* To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

What Does A Cafe Server Do At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

* All foods plated/portioned according to the standards and in the quantities specified on the menu.
* Prepares protein salads, vegetables, fruits, sandwiches, etc. as needed.
* Finishes baking of frozen convenience food products.
* Works in the grill/pizza areas.
* Works on the cash register in the cafeteria and ensures accuracy of drawer.
* Plans and prioritizes catering deliveries.
* Organizes food and equipment for the function.
* Makes sandwiches, salads, baked goods, etc. as needed.
* Delivers items to event location and is responsible for the set-up and break-down of each function.
* Communicates all needs to production and supervisory staff.
* Maintains sanitary condition of all catering equipment.
* Sets up designated station with proper utensils, plates, etc.
* Works on assigned station during meal service.
* Serves food in the cafeteria.
* Keeps supervisor informed of menu item supply levels in a timely fashion to avoid runouts.
* Breaks down designated station following the completion of serving line.
* Restocks work area thoroughly.
* Occasionally assembles patient meals as ordered through the At Your Request Room Service Dining system.
* Uses proper portion for entrées, salads, desserts, and beverages.
* Prepares food items to par levels in advance of peak meal periods (fruit cups, tossed salads, desserts, beverages).
* Follows procedures for preparing special trays (Kosher, Low Bacteria, Isolation, Psychiatry, Gastric By-pass

What Does A Cafe Server Do At Ponte Family Estate Winery

* Server (100%)
* To ensure guest satisfaction and profitability is maximized at every opportunity.
* To uphold professional standards of excellence and set an example to all other associates at all times.
* Acting as a service ambassador to the winery, building relationships and generating repeat business.
* Check in with the Manager at the start of each shift.
* Anticipate business levels for each shift.
* Always have higher expectations for service levels.
* Deliver food and beverages ensuring timely, consistent and quality food.
* Pre bus tables between courses.
* Be willing to assist fellow servers and bussers as needed.
* Thank the guest for coming in and invite them to return.
* Promote the Restaurants at Ponte Winery and Ponte Vineyard Inn.
* Up selling of products including Ponte wines.
* Be aware of other promotions and events that are going on at Ponte Winery.
* Trained to work all Front of House operations of Food and Beverage at the winery.
* Have the required tools to do the job for that day, such as order pad, pen and wine-key.
* Complete paperwork correctly after the end of every shift
* Understand and adhere to environmental standards set by the winery.
* To be able to work well under pressure and to complete all assigned tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
* To maintain a clean work environment and uphold all Health and Safety Regulations.
* Always have higher expectations for service levels.
* Be confident in taking the lead in any guest issues that may arise during your shift and communicate these to your Manager immediately.
* Set the example of excellence in standards to other Associates at all times.
* Ensure that all duties are carried out before the end of shift.
* Assist fellow Associates with additional job duties as business dictates and is required.
* Understands and adheres to the Ponte values and service standards

What Does A Cafe Server Do At John Q. Hammons Hotels Management, LLC

* Display good customer relation skills and take initiative to greet guests in a friendly manner.
* Inform customers about the available food, beverage, and gift shop items available in the café and provide customers with information about the hotel.
* Prepare specialty coffee drinks in accordance with established recipes.
* Operate café equipment according to proper procedures.
* Maintain a neat and clean environment in the café.
* Clean equipment, displays, floors, etc. as per SOP for daily cleaning program.
* Straighten/refresh/restock merchandise and food displays to maintain a “fresh” look in the café.
* Close and open café on time with proper setup for the day and proper closing procedure for the evening.
* Complete all sales through the Micros system processes transactions in accordance with established accounting procedures ensuring proper cash handling and is responsible for a cash drawer.
* Assist with managing inventory by monitoring stocks and working with management to place orders.
* Account for all cash and secures money drops in accordance with hotel and company policies.
* Know and comply with all company policies and procedures pertaining to this position and its duties.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; complete safety training and certifications.
* Ensure uniform and appearance is clean and professional, maintain confidentiality of proprietary information and protect company assets.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Cafe Server Do At Marriott

* Serve food courses and alcoholic beverages to guests.
* Set tables according to type of event and service standards.
* Answer questions on menu selections.
* Communicate with the kitchen regarding menu questions, the length of wait, recook orders, and product availability.
* Communicate additional meal requirements, allergies, dietary needs, and special requests to the kitchen.
* Record transaction in MICROS system at time of order.
* Check in with guests to ensure satisfaction with each food course and/or beverages.
* Pick-up trays and clean tables as needed to ensure a clean dining area.
* Maintain cleanliness of work areas, china, glass, etc., throughout the day.
* Maintain cleanliness of work and guest areas by clearing, collecting and returning food and beverage items to proper area.
* Complete closing duties, including restocking items, turning off lights, etc.
* Present physical and accurate check to guest and process payment.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report any maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; complete safety training and certifications.
* Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional.
* Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets.
* Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect.
* Support team to reach common goals.
* Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards.
* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance.
* Assist with moving, lifting, carrying, and placing of objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
* Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift.
* Read and visually verify information in a variety of formats (e. g., small print).
* Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight, requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
* Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
* Move over sloping, uneven, or slippery surfaces and steps.
* Move up and down stairs and/or service ramps.
* Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards.
* Speak with others using clear and professional language, and answer telephones using appropriate etiquette.
* Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
* To apply now, go to: marriott.taleo.Net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=17001YD5 Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others.
* Visit .marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities.
* Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.
* Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local

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How To Become A Cafe Server

Most food and beverage service jobs are entry-level jobs and do not require a high school diploma. The majority of workers receive short-term on-the-job training.

Most states require workers, such as nonrestaurant servers, who serve alcoholic beverages to be 18 years of age or older.


There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food and beverage serving worker.


Most workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Training includes basic customer service, kitchen safety, safe food-handling procedures, and good sanitation habits.

Some employers, particularly those in fast-food restaurants, teach new workers with the use of self-study programs, online programs, audiovisual presentations, or instructional booklets that explain food preparation and service procedures. However, most food and beverage serving and related workers learn their skills by watching and working with more experienced workers.

Some full-service restaurants provide new dining room employees with classroom training sessions that alternate with periods of on-the-job work experience. The training communicates the operating philosophy of the restaurant, helps new employees establish a personal rapport with other staff, teaches employees formal serving techniques, and instills a desire in the staff to work as a team.

Some nonrestaurant servers and bartender helpers who work in establishments where alcohol is served may need training on state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. Some states, counties, and cities mandate such training, which typically lasts a few hours and can be taken online or in-house.


Advancement opportunities are limited to those who remain on the job for a long time. However, some dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers may advance to waiter, waitress, or bartender positions as they learn the basics of serving food or preparing drinks.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Food and beverage serving and related workers must listen carefully to their customers’ orders and relay them correctly to the kitchen staff so that the orders are prepared to the customers’ request.

Customer-service skills. Food service establishments rely on good food and customer service to keep customers and succeed in a competitive industry. As a result, workers should be courteous and be able to attend to customers’ requests.

Physical stamina. Food and beverage serving and related workers spend most of their worktime standing, carrying heavy trays, cleaning work areas, and attending to customers’ needs.

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Cafe Server Demographics


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  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • Chinese

  • Romanian

  • Greek

  • Mandarin

  • Tibetan

  • Korean

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Top Cafe Server Skills

  1. World-Class Customer Service
  2. CAF Standards
  3. Beverage Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Cash Controller/Reconciliation; Customer Service Specialist Food Preparation and Quality Control
  • Replenished paper products, food items and beverages as needed.
  • Baked cookies, muffins and scones while serving customers at the cash register and making Starbucks drinks.
  • Maintain a clean cafe environment, prepare food, and interact with customers to ensure a friendly, optimal environment.
  • Maintained composure in an extremely fast paced, sales driven environment

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