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Dining Associate

Job ID 6279190 Date posted 11/17/2017


Wait staff are responsible for serving residents and guest meals in a friendly, service-oriented manner. The wait staff records and inputs food and beverage orders into the Point of Sale (POS) system, delivers and serves food and ensures an exceptional resident and guest dining experience. This position requires the ability to multi task with a sense of urgency. Assignments may include wait staff, busser, runner, meal plater, catering and utility. 

Essential responsibilities are listed below and may include other relevant duties as assigned

  • Greets guests promptly as they arrive at their table.
  • Records accurate food and beverage orders and input into the POS system.
  • Explains how menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking methods. Makes recommendations.
  • Informs guests of daily specials.
  • Delivers service tray in correct placement of orders to facilitate service of food and beverages.
  • Works safely, consistently using designated safety equipment (personal protective equipment- PPE).
  • Completes bussing, runner, meal plater, utility and catering duties as assigned.
  • Handles resident and  guest complaints in a positive and professional manner, efficiently resolving service and quality concerns.
  • Flexible with job duties, as assigned performs catering function set-up, break down and service.
  • Communicates appropriately with supervisors and dining room staff
  • Listens and follows up effectively.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to serve meals, understand guests special requests, and follow through with the service process in a friendly manner.

Employee will be required to work weekends and holidays.


High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Experience in a kitchen/service environment preferred.


Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate in the English language.


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