* Write patrons' food orders on order slips, memorize orders, or enter orders into computers for transmittal to kitchen staff.
* Take orders from patrons for food or beverages.
* Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems.
* Serve food and/or beverages to patrons; prepare and serve specialty dishes at tables as required.
* Prepare checks that itemize and total meal costs and sales taxes.* Remove dishes and glasses from tables or counters, and take them to kitchen for cleaning.
* Present menus to patrons and answer questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request.