Railroad Dining Car Steward/Stewardess

Manage activities of staff that prepare, cook and serve food to passengers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

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What do Railroad Dining Car Steward/Stewardesses do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in preparing, cooking, and serving food to passengers on railroad dining car: Requisitions food supplies necessary to fill menu and prepares requisitions for linen, crockery, and silverware from commissary. Examines supplies for quality and completeness of orders. Supervises workers engaged in storing food in car. Receives bills and money from WAITER/WAITRESS, DINING CAR and makes change. Maintains record of all cash received during each day. Informs COOK, RAILROAD of approximate number of persons expected to board train. Assigns work stations to WAITERS/WAITRESSES DINING CAR. May coordinate sale and serving of beverages in lounge car and be designated Steward/Stewardess, Club Car.

Should I be a Railroad Dining Car Steward/Stewardess?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Railroad Dining Car Steward/Stewardess

    Most Railroad Dining Car Steward/Stewardesses have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ccdae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|bachelor%27s+%285%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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