What does a Busser do?
Bussers are responsible for providing a clean and pleasant dining experience by clearing, sanitizing, and resetting tables, and ensuring the dining room is well-stocked and tidy. The majority of bussers work at restaurants.
Bussers generally have a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, many bussers enhance their employability by getting a food handler certification card, which is obtained by taking a short course or program that covers food safety. The best bussers work well in a team environment and are comfortable working long hours on their feet.
- Clear tables of dishware and napkins after meals, and return them to the kitchen
- Prepare coffee, tea, and ice water for customers
- Keep floors and chairs near dining tables clean by sweeping and mopping
- Maintain appropriate stock levels of glassware, silverware, and dishware
- Clean, sanitize, and reset tables after meals
- Refill salt, pepper, and other condiments at tables
- Assist servers with food delivery
- Keep designated service stations clean and well stocked
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
- Restaurant experience preferred
- Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, including adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
- Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
- Ability to obtain and maintain a food handler certification card
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
- Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds
How much does a Busser make?
Busser Career Path
Learn how to become a Busser, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Years of Experience Distribution
“Management is one of the worse in any hospitality group I have ever worked for.”
“It was fun and helpful”
“pay is not very good and bussing is not fun”
“It was fun always in the mornings and good people!”
“Very organized and good pay.”
“Both good pay and sociable.”
“Had to work all holidays and I love my kids so that's the only down side.”
“Good coworkers Tips are really good consistently busy”
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Busser
When working as a Busser, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are English, Interpersonal and Communication, Strong WORK Ethic, Job Descriptions, and Confidence.
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