How to Hire a Busboy

Does your growing business in need of a busboy? A busboy helps with clearing tables for new guests and supports waitstaff by ensuring guests have what they need. From assisting with dish washing during exceptionally busy times to running food to tables as need, a busboy keeps your restaurant running smoothly.

Here are some tips to help you find great busboy candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $10.80 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$21.90 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Busboy?

A busboy can be an excellent addition to your team. Their position is somewhat flexible, and their responsibilities go buying busing tables. This makes a busboy an invaluable tool during busy times at your restaurant. They ensure guests have a pleasant experience and keep your restaurant clean and running well.

Contributions of a busboy:

• Additional support for waitstaff
• Ensures clean and clear tables for guests
• Helping hand during busy times

Skills to look for in a great Busboy

A great busboy candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Works well in a fast-paced environment
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work quickly
• Customer service skills
• Proactive about customer needs
• Punctuality

Writing a Busboy job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified busboy candidates. A busboy job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for busboy jobs, such as:

• Busser
• Busboy (Part-Time)
• Busboy (2+ Years of Experience)

Interviewing Busboy candidates

Strong candidates for busboy positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How they prioritize tasks
• Prior experience in the food industry
• Their customer service philosophy

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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