Busser Job Description

What is a Busser?

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.

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Job Overview

Come work at Example Co., the leader in our field in the tri-county area. We're proud of our 4.3 rating on Glassdoor from our employees. We are seeking to hire an experienced Busser to help us keep growing. If you're a passionate self-starter, Example Co. is a great company for you. Don't hesitate to apply.

Responsibilities for Busser

  • 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

Qualifications for Busser

  • 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

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