Busboy (and -girl) jobs are typically found in restaurants or dining halls. We often think of busboys as the young people who remove our dirty dishes and reset the table, but they have many additional responsibilities.
A busboy's main job is to clean tables after guests leave. Busboys are often high-school students who are too young to work as bartenders or servers. Typically, they work their way up to the position of cook/chef or waiter/waitress.
Busboys will spend most of their shift cleaning tables. This involves waiting for those at the table to finish eating, then clearing all of the dirty plates, glasses and silverware into a tub. The busboy then wipes down and sanitizes the table, as well as vacuums or sweeps the floor and chairs to clean up any food spills. The busboy must also supply the table with new silverware, place mats and napkins.
Some busboys must empty all of the filled trash cans and replace the used bags. They must bring filled bags to a dumpster or trash compactor. Garbage is often heavy, so busboys should have good physical stamina.
Some busboys are responsible not only for clearing dishes and silverware from the table, but for washing them as well. This may involve hand washing or using a dishwasher. Dried dishes must then be put away in the proper location. Also, if there are any spills in the kitchen or dining room, busboys are usually the ones to mop them up.
When a restaurant is very busy, busboys must often help seat and serve customers drinks and appetizers. This requires that busboys are prompt and friendly, so having good people skills is a must for the job.
A restaurant hostess is an individual who greets customers as they arrive at the facility and often is the last to say goodbye to them as they leave. The hostess job description for a restaurant hostess includes a wide variety of other tasks.
• The hostess schedules dining reservations for guests in advance and as they arrive at the restaurant. Hostesses often have to make decisions about where a group will sit in the restaurant.
• The hostess directs and instructs the dining room personnel on customer needs to ensure customers receive fast and quality service from the moment they arrive.
• Should a party have special needs or request accommodations, the hostess ensures the group's requirements are met. This may include services needed for small children, as well as for individuals with disabilities or food allergies.
• Hostesses greet guests as they arrive and take them to their seats. They also provide a menu and explain specials. They may answer immediate questions the patrons have. They may introduce the customers to their server.
• The hostess also inspects and maintains the dining facilities. They do by instructing the buss personnel and waiters. They may be required to spot cleanliness problems and to help clear tables to facility customer needs.
These are some of the main tasks a restaurant hostess does on a regular basis. There is often more than one hostess one duty during busy periods at the restaurant. Some facilities will require a hostess to hold open doors and help guests to their vehicles as needed.
Greets all guests with enthusiasm and friendliness.
Serves alcoholic beverages in an appropriate manner consistent with company standards.
Answers guest questions about food, beverages, and our facilities accurately and in a friendly
Does side work during non-busy hours.
Speaks to guests with enthusiasm at all times.
Develops relationships with guests.
Provides the highest level of service in accordance with our standards.
Identifies food orders when ready and delivers items to tables in a timely manner.
Maintains a professional appearance at all times.
Communicates with food and beverage staff to ensure guest satisfaction.
Reports to work as scheduled, in uniform, and ready to be in position.
Maintains professional relationships with all coworkers.
Follows checklists and standard operating procedures.
Maintains a safe, clean, organized, and stocked work area.
Performs duties as assigned.
Maintains full knowledge of menus, recipes, and other pertinent information.
Constantly increasing knowledge of food, beverages, and other products and services.
Ensures that guests have a positive and memorable experience at Nine Irish Brothers.
Responsible for constant sanitation, organization, and proper food handling.
Prepares work area for either opening, mid-shift, or closing in accordance with company
Punches clock in full uniform, ready to work, and no earlier than five minutes prior to shift.
Requirements - Server
At least 21 years of age.
Maintains a current state alcohol serving permit.
Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules, including weekends and holidays.
Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.
Must be able to purchase a collared employee as needed to maintain proper uniform
Must be able to stand, walk, lift, and bend for long periods of time.
Must be able to demonstrate competency as outlined in the training schedule.
Excellent people skills and outgoing personality.