A Busser is in charge of clearing and cleaning tables at a dining establishment to provide a clean and tidy environment for restaurant patrons.
What Does a Busser Do?
Bussers work at dine-in restaurants to support servers in attending to the needs of customers and ensuring that dining areas are sanitary and attractive. They stack and clear away dishes to the kitchen to reduce the turnover time between parties and keep tables readily available for incoming customers. Bussers also wipe down menus, sweep underneath tables, refill salt and pepper shakers, fold napkins, empty trash etc... Their role is to make it easier for servers to
provide prompt service and make more sales by attending to as many tables as possible. They also help deliver food and drinks to tables on occasion.
Busser Skills and Qualifications
A successful Busser will have the following prerequisite skills and qualifications to carry out their duties effectively:
- Excellent customer service and people skills
- In-depth knowledge of food sanitation and safety policies
- Strong attention to detail
- High energy levels
- Ability to work in a team
- Excellent verbal communication
- Must be able to lift and carry at least 40lbs - full buss tubs
Busser Salary Expectations
On average, our bussers make approximatly $10.00-12.00 per hour (base pay plus tip-outs from servers) but often more on busy shifts.
Busser Experience Requirements
Bussing is an entry-level position, therefore it does not require any work experience. You can become a Busser while still in high school or after finishing high school. All a Busser needs to know can be learned on the job.