Popular food service jobs include bartender, chef and server. Bartenders are responsible for the operation of the bar. They set up and maintain the bar as well as mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. They take orders from patrons and often collect payment and make change for the order.
Chefs and cooks plan menus and prepare food. They are responsible for adhering to expected standards of quality and cleanliness and maintaining kitchen equipment. Many chefs specialize in certain aspects of food preparation. Servers take orders from patrons, describe menu specials and serve the food and drinks. They ensure customer satisfaction for their assigned station and communicate with back-of-the-house staff to provide a positive dining experience.