Real-life advice from a real-life recruiter

The first thing that you will need to do is read through the following job description.  Make sure that working on a buffet or salad bar is something that you can and want to do. The next thing that you will need to do is visit an Eat’n Park restaurant and ask for an application. Try to visit the restaurant between the hours of 2 and 4 PM and pick a weekday. If you do this, the higher the probability that you will get an interview on the spot.


Responsible for setting up the buffet, maintaining its appearance by keeping food appropriately stocked and at the right temperature, and keeping the buffet clean as outlined in the department training guide. Team members are also required to perform other tasks as directed by a supervisor.


  1. Properly prepare food items following company approved portions and recipes.
  2. Placing containers in buffet area as designated by the approved schematic.
  3. Maintain all buffet items including soup no less than half full, or the level determined by management.
  4. Follow company safety and sanitation policies and procedures including wiping and cleaning entire buffet and ensuring all ice levels are maintained.
  5. Inspect all dishware, flatware, and utensils for cleanliness before being placed on the buffet.
  6. Follow company policy on changing out utensils and checking temperatures every two hours.
  7. Follow company policies on maintaining proper temperatures, thermostat levels, and completing cooling charts.
  8. Maintain an open line of communication with management on products, supplies, and condition of equipment.
  9. Follow company attendance policy including arriving for work timely, following calling off procedures, and maintaining an acceptable attendance record.
  10. Follow the uniform dress code and maintain proper personal hygiene.
  11. Follow all Eat’n Park guest satisfaction procedures including i-care and service imperatives.
  12. Work well with others and assist fellow team members as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions and physical demands of the job.

  •  Pass the Buffet certification exam with a score of 90% or better.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Standing and/or walking – 100% of time.
  • Occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently lifting up to 20 lbs.

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