Criminal Background Case By Case No education requirement Server job duties: 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. Check patrons' identification to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages. Collect payments from customers. Write patrons' food orders on order slips, memorize orders, or enter orders into computers for transmittal to kitchen staff. Prepare checks that itemize and total meal costs and sales taxes. Present menus to patrons and answer questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request. Remove dishes and glasses from tables or counters and take them to kitchen for cleaning. Serve food or beverages to patrons, and prepare or serve specialty dishes at tables as required. Bartender Job Duties: Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons. Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer. Plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar. Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws. Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar. Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks. Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks. Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment. Collect money for drinks served. Balance cash receipts. Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.