Waiter Job Description

The “waiter” position in a restaurant is a job in which waiters are responsible for customer service, table service, and food and beverage preparation.

Waiters generally oversee the entire customer experience, from seating to serving to payment to clearing the table.

The waiter’s job entails communicating to guests about daily specials and beverage options, serving food and beverages, taking orders, handling payment, clearing tables, and taking customer complaints.

Waiters may also be involved in food preparation and stocking the kitchen, and they may train future waiters in the day-to-day operation of the restaurant.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Waiter to help us out during our busy lunch hours. You'll be responsible for taking orders, serving food, and cleaning up afterwards. We're a busy restaurant, so you'll need to be able to work quickly and efficiently. If you're interested in this position, please send us your resume.

Waiter Duties:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to all customers
  • Schedule and manage tables, reservations, and seating
  • Ensure that tables are properly cleaned and all business supplies are stocked
  • Recall and mop tables as necessary
  • Ensure that tables are free from trash and debris
  • Maintain and clean the restrooms
  • Maintain neat appearance throughout the dining room
  • Maintain information regarding customer preferences
  • Maintain inventory of table settings, cleaning compounds, and restaurant supplies
  • Properly settle accounts
  • Maintain records of cash receipts and expenditures
  • Prepare and serve food
  • Clean and prepare food
  • Clean refrigerators and freezer for safety and sanitation
  • Clean kitchen areas
  • Maintain safe food storage temperatures
  • Maintain good sanitary conditions
  • Be aware of all company policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe work environment

Waiter Responsibilities:

  • Serve food to guests by preparing and serving menu items
  • Provide service to guests, including greeting and seating guests, removing dirty and empty dishes, refilling beverages, replacing glassware, and taking and clearing guest meals
  • Provide assistance as needed during busy periods
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment
  • Ensures guest needs are met
  • Ensures employees provide guests with an exceptional customer service experience
  • Maintains smooth operations by complying with all company policies and standard operating procedures
  • Follows all company policies and procedures
  • Ensures that all equipment is used properly
  • Ensures employees’ reports are complete and accurate
  • Follows all company safety policies and procedures
  • Ensures employees follow all company policies and procedures
  • Maintains the reputation of the company
  • Follows all company safety and security policies and procedures
  • Maintains all company housekeeping

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to work outdoors

At [Company Name], we are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We believe that people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals, should have an equal opportunity to apply for our open positions.

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