Waiters and Waitresses:

Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $21,350.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 91,426
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 17.27 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Conflict Management
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Assist patrons at entertainment events
Provide restaurant, food services, or lodging related customer service
Assist customers with seating arrangements
Provide customers with general information or assistance
Assist patrons in restaurant, lodging, or entertainment venues
Provide personal services
Assist patrons with food or wine selections
Accommodate guest requests and needs
Provide assistance or direction to customers
Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers
Communicate with food or beverage customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction
Solicit orders from established or new customers
Sell perishable items such as food, beverages, or tobacco
Take customer orders
Serve food or beverages
Bus tables in dining area

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Add garnishes to food
Cook food for customers or patients
Perform short order cooking
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Perform food preparation duties
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Cut meat products
Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies
Arrange decorations or furniture for banquets, dining venues, or social functions

Performing Administrative Activities

Process customer transactions
Process customer bills or payments
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Deliver food
Answer questions from customers or the public
Prepare bill for food service

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Food Service Experience
Product Availability
Point of Sale System
Store Management
Staff Management
Order Correction

Related Licensing Requirements

Occupational Riverboat Gambling License (18-0000000026)

In order to obtain a license to work in a riverboat casino, the candidate must: Be at least 18 years of age. Not have been convicted of a felony nor have been subject to disciplinary action that woul interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Demonstrate a level of skill of knowledge that the commission determines is necessary to perform the skills necessary for the occupation. Submit a full set of fingerprints. Pay all application and licensure fees.

- Indiana Gaming Commission (3172330046)
- http://www.in.gov/igc/

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