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Monterey – Server

Monterey – Server

Dust Bowl servers provide friendly, responsive service to create an exceptional dining experience for all guests.  Each server’s primary objective is to create a marvelous experience for our guests so that they will want to repeatedly return and support the Dust Bowl Brand.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Welcome and greet guest(s). Make all our guests feel comfortable and let them know within 1 minute that you are there to personally take care of them.
  • Inform guests of specials and any menu changes.
  • Make recommendations you genuinely feel your guests will enjoy.
  • Answer questions about our food, beverages, and special events. Have basic knowledge of the beer we sell.
  • Take food and beverage orders from guests in a timely manner and enter orders in our POS (Point of Sale) system which relays orders to the kitchen and bar. If there are too many modifications, go back to the kitchen and make sure to explain.
  • Beverages are expected to be ordered and delivered to guests within four minutes of being seated.
  • Perform side work at the start and end of each shift as required by service station assignment.
  • Maintain clean service areas
  • Monitor and observe guests’ dining experience. Ensure guests are satisfied with the food and service. Respond promptly and courteously to any requests.
  • Prepare final bill, present check to guests, accept payment, and process payment.
  • Completion of specified open and closing duties every shift with closing duty sign-off.
  • Maintain clean and organized working area: drink station, side station, floor, and all tables.
  • Thank guests for their visit and invite them to return.
  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the Taproom Managers.
  • Assist with scheduled cleaning/sanitation activities in taproom and patio areas.


Communication Proficiency

Customer/Client Focus

Performance Management

Organizational Skills

Presentation Skills

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional restaurant environment.  Work indoors/outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures.

Physical Demands

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

  • The employee is consistently required to walk, balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must always be able to lift and/or move to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to work consistently in a standing position for long periods of time of up to 8 hours.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Part-time variable-hour regular position with flexibility in hours and scheduled shifts according to the operational business needs. Day, evening, and full open availability on weekends are required as job duties demand.


This position requires 0% travel.

Required Education and Experience

2 years of Restaurant Serving Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

Advanced Server Training


Eligibility Qualifications

Possess and maintain a current Food Safety Certificate.

Possess and maintain a current Alcohol ServSafe Certificate.

Possess basic knowledge of dining room and service functions and procedures.

Ability to handle money and operate a POS (Point of Sale) system.

Complete Company Harassment Training


$16.00 per hr. plus great tips!

Reports to

General Manager and Taproom Manager(s)




Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Steinbeck Center Pop-Up Exhibit

To quote John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row,” “There’s nothing in the world like that first taste of beer.”
We’re hoping that’s how you’ll feel at the National Steinbeck Center’s first Peninsula Pop-Up at Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Monterey Tap Depot on Wednesday, Feb. 5th from 5 to 9 p.m. The National Steinbeck Center will be showing some unique items from their archival collection related to “The Grapes of Wrath” while the Tap Depot will feature our own Dust Bowl-era brews. All Hops of Wrath pints and to-go beer will be $1 off during the event! So come join us and delve into Steinbeck history over some good Hops of Wrath India Pale Ale!

Live Music with Neil B.

Central Valley favorite, Neil B will be visiting our Tap Depot in Monterey Sunday, December 29th from 1pm-4pm. Join us for some brews, tunes & tacos from Wedos Tacos! No cover, open seating. 

Heart Walk

Join us for the Annual Heart Walk in Monterey which starts and  in our parking lot! Dust Bowl prizes for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Sign up at

Tap Depot

Monterey, Ca

Tap Depot

The Monterey Tap Depot is conveniently located on the Monterey Recreation Trail just steps from the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Craft beer fans will enjoy 24 taps amidst a social vibe. Bar rails, communal seating and lounge chairs adorn the interior, while an outdoor patio offers fire pits, heaters, picnic tables, corn hole, and easy access to the Wedo’s Tacos resident food truck. Once a bustling train station in the 1930s, this location is aptly named the Tap Depot. First-come, first-served, no reservations at this location.


FRI: 12PM – 10PM
SAT: 11AM – 10PM

Featured at this location

  • 24 Taps
  • Growlers to-go
  • Pre-order Crowlers to-go
  • Retail Sales Packaged Beer to-go
  • Patio with Fire Pits & Heaters
  • Onsite Food Truck
  • Corn Hole Games
  • Merch…Tees, Hats & More
  • Kegs to-go (Pre-Order Only)
  • Dog-friendly
  • Bike Racks
  • Historic Location