Waiter or Waitress Job Description

waiter or waitress job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Waiter or Waitress Job Description

Waiter or waitress is a financial term that refers to an employee who works in a restaurant and earns tips.

Waiter or waitress salaries are determined by how much a customer leaves as a tip.

In a competitive restaurant industry, waiters and waitresses are in high-demand.

However, there is no legal requirement for employers to provide waiter or waitress tips to employees.

If an employer does choose to provide waiters and waitresses with waiter or waitress tips, employers are responsible for paying taxes on tips.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Waiter or Waitress to join our team and provide excellent customer service to our guests. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and friendly, with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. If you have experience in the food and beverage industry, we want to hear from you!

Waiter or Waitress Duties:

  • Prepare and serve food to customers
  • Conduct periodic inventories of food and beverage supplies
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of restaurant premises
  • Clean and restock service area

Waiter or Waitress Responsibilities:

  • Serve food and beverage at tables or at counters to guests
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned tables and/or service area
  • Receipt/cash handling, final preparation, and delivery of food
  • Cycle and stock beverage and/or food storage areas
  • Clean tableware, glassware, and silverware
  • Refill water glasses, clean placemats, and replenish supplies
  • Provide prompt and courteous service to guests
  • Provide prompt and courteous service to the kitchen
  • Keep work area neat, clean, and organized

Requirements And Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in food service or hospitality industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motivated to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers
  • Knowledge of basic kitchen procedures and safety rules preferred

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity is key to a successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives.

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