Dishwasher Jobs in Washington D.C.
Restaurants big and small in the Nation’s Capital hire dishwashers who enjoy the fast-paced environment of a professional metropolitan kitchen where they are also comfortable working as part of a team. They are comfortable cleaning soiled dishes, flatware and glassware on a large scale, knowing what can go through an industrial dishwasher machine and what requires hand washings. Dishwashers, working both part-time and full time, may also be called upon to clean kitchen appliances and other machinery as well as emptying and cleaning trash receptacles.
Washington D.C. restaurant dishwashers working part-time earn an average $12.76 hourly while full-time dishwasher jobs in Washington D.C. pay about $26,540 annually. The Nation’s Capital ranks among the top paying “states” for dishwashers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of course, wages will vary by restaurant as high-end establishments will likely pay more than casual dining outlets. Also, while dishwashers never interact with dining patrons, the number of seats and absence or presence of a bar, can dictate a restaurant’s earning potential and thus, it’s employees’ earnings.
Dishwashers working in high-end Washington D.C. restaurants are in a strong position to progress in their culinary careers. Plus, full time and part-time dishwashers may find that dining establishments located in thriving neighborhoods like Capital Hill, Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle, have strong prospects for career advancement in the restaurant industry.
Successful dishwashers working in Washington DC restaurants are team players with strong time management skills. They have the ability to prioritize their daily tasks and abide by food safety regulations and kitchen procedures. Regular duties of full time and part-time dishwashers include:
- Ensuring clean stock of dishes, flatware, glassware for tables in addition to clean pots, pans, cooking utensils and appliances for cook staff
- Cleaning the kitchen and cook stations and keeping them well-stocked for the next shift
- Taking the garbage out and keeping trash and recycling receptacles clean
- Keeping kitchen floors swept and mopped and clear of any spills or broken materials
In Washington DC, restaurant dishwashers are usually entry-level jobs and do not typically require more than a high school diploma or its equivalent. However, dedicated dishwashers working full time and part-time in DC restaurants –including those in Foggy Bottom and Georgetown—can earn promotions to become prep cooks, eventually moving up the ladder into line cook positions and possibly even full-time commis chef or chef de partie jobs.
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