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Become A Cafeteria Attendant

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Working As A Cafeteria Attendant

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $20,485

    Average Salary

What Does A Cafeteria Attendant Do At Marriott International

* Complete closing duties, including storing all reusable goods, breaking down goods, cleaning all equipment and areas, returning equipment to proper locations, locking refrigerators, restocking items, turning off lights, locking doors, and completing daily cleaning checklist.
* Set up, stock, and maintain work areas.
* Inspect the cleanliness and presentation of all china, glass, and silver prior to use.
* Maintain cleanliness of work areas throughout the day, practicing clean-as-you-go procedures.
* 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 50 pounds without assistance.
* 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: https://marriott.taleo.Net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=180005FE Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others.
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What Does A Cafeteria Attendant Do At Pride Industries

* Prioritizes, assigns and schedules job tasks, and adjusts schedules as necessary in response to staff absences.
* Oversees work activities being performed; such as checking the pricing of cash register items, unloading of silverware into utensil containers, placing of clean pots and pans in designated areas, stocking food service areas with utensils, sanitizing of dining room areas, replenishing dining room items, bussing of tables, cleaning of spills, floor cleaning between meals, cleaning and sanitization of grills, disposal of trash inside and outside the dining facility, cleaning and stocking of restrooms, and breaking down and recycling of cardboard.
* Inspects work to ensure areas are ready at designated time for service hours in accordance with established procedures, safety regulations, and guidelines.
* Assists Manager with interviewing, hiring, training, counseling, and performance reviews.
* Provides work instructions and trains staff regarding safe, proper procedures and operation of food service equipment; such as the operation of dishwasher or clipper machine where pots and pans, dishes, silverware, glasses, plates, and bowls are rinsed and stacked in dish racks to be mechanically sanitized.
* Maintains a good strong working relationship with Prime contractor, military, and civil service counterparts.
* Conducts and participates in a variety of departmental and other meetings on a regular basis.
* Provides friendly and helpful customer service within the terms of the contract.
* Conducts and documents (employee) trainings to ensure all certification requirements in safety/training have been met.
* Manages end of shift deposits to be submitted to military accountant.
* Manages time cards, sick days, and vacations to ensure departmental coverage and customer satisfaction.
* Acts as a back-up cashier
* Performs other duties and special projects as assigned

What Does A Cafeteria Attendant Do At Pride Industries

* Operates Food Service Equipment, such as a dishwasher or clipper by manually rinsing pots and pans, utensils, silverware, glasses, plates, and bowls that are stacked in dish racks and pushed through equipment to be mechanically sanitized; maintains proper temperature of such equipment and add cleaning solution as needed.
* Unloads silverware into utensil containers and stacks dinnerware in provided containers to take to the appropriate dining and kitchen areas.
* Places clean pots and pans in specific designated kitchen areas
* Dining Room Services to include wiping down and sanitizing surfaces such as tables, chairs, food counters, cappuccino and coffee machines, ice dispenser, beverage and salad station, etc.
* Stock food service areas to ensure there is adequate supply of glasses, plates, napkins, and utensils for customers use
* Bussing Services to include removing dirty dishes from dining tables and loading them into bins on pushcarts for transport from dining to dishwashing area; the leftover food on the dirty dishes and/or other items are scraped into the garbage and set on the clipper or dishwashing counter for rinsing, washing, and sanitizing.
* Cleans spilled food or drinks promptly in dining facility and carries away broken dishes and other waste items to trash bins
* Replenish dining items (napkins, salt, pepper, condiments, plastic utensils, etc.)
* Sweeps and mops floors after spills, during and between meals
* Vacuums floors between meals
* Cleans and sanitizes cooking grills by using a stone hand scrubber and green pad to scrub and remove all food particles by using a back and forth motion until all particles on the grill have been lifted and removed into the attached catch pans; catch pan contents are emptied into a garbage disposal then placed in the dishwashing area for cleaning and sanitation; catch pans are returned to grill for set up; once the grill is cleaned, a paper towel is used to spread a light coat of oil across the top of the grill;
* Cleans and sanitizes deep fat fryers by draining cooled oil into a stainless steel hose that connects to the fryer; oils is drained in a pan and dumped into a grease barrel; repetitive washing and rinsing of fryers with hot, soapy water and then clear water to clean and rinse for removal of any soap residue
* Responsible for cleaning up to ten feet of the facilities outside perimeter that includes picking up and throwing away cigarette butts, cans, bottles, plastic utensils, etc.
* Removes trash and breakdown cardboard to transport to trash and recycle bins; replace trash liners
* Cleans bathrooms by conducting spot checks throughout meals and thorough cleaning, such as wiping down and sanitizing walls, mirrors, countertops, toilets, after meals
* Replenish bathroom items (toilet paper, soap, paper towels, toilet seat covers)
* Performs other duties and special projects as assigned

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How To Become A Cafeteria Attendant

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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Cafeteria Attendant Demographics


  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Polish

  • French

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Top Skills for A Cafeteria Attendant


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Top Cafeteria Attendant Skills

  1. Meal Preparation
  2. Food Items
  3. Cafeteria Tables
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared food items according to meal specifications.
  • Cleaned and disinfected all the cafeteria tables before and after use.
  • Performed cashiering and customer service functions for a high volume food service site in a corporate setting.
  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program and safety standards.
  • Prepped and prepared food Dishwasher Cleaned restrooms, mopped floors etc..

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