Food Server Jobs
Food Server Overview
Food server jobs include all positions that involve transporting food to diners. Also known as waiters and waitresses, they often work in bars, restaurants and private clubs. The wait staff is the public face of a restaurant, and they are the ones who keep customers coming back. They move throughout the building, taking orders and delivering them to the kitchen staff. If customers have questions about the food or service, they will answer them. Food servers bring plates to the table, clear tables after diners finish and refill drinks before imputing their checks and bills into a point of sale system. When not working with customers, the wait staff typically takes care of to-go orders, refills condiments and does light housekeeping. Strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently can also help servers find work as bartenders, banquet servers and kitchen helpers.
Food Server Education Requirements
A college degree is not mandatory for food servers. Only 22 percent of all waiters and waitresses have an associate's degree or higher, and less than 30 percent of all workers attended college. Nearly half of all food servers have only a high school diploma or its equivalent. Most waiters and waitresses spend several days shadowing an experienced server before working with customers. They learn how to operate the POS and computer system and how to handle problems with customers. Food servers must also be able to carry heavy trays and spend long hours standing on their feet.
Food Server Job Market
The expected outlook for food server jobs calls for these positions to increase by 6 percent by 2022. Though this is a slower than average rate of growth, it indicates an increase of 131,800, which will become available in the future. As restaurants and dining establishments experience a high rate of turnover, there will always be companies looking for trained waiters and waitresses.
Food Server Salary
The median hourly wage for all food servers is $8.92, which equates to $18,540 a year. Federal law puts the minimum wage for waiters at $2.13 an hour, but if the employee does not make a minimum wage of $7.25 with tips and wages combined, the employer must pay the difference.
A Banquet Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for delivering and serving food and beverage items to banquet guests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotel...
Belmont Village of Buffalo Grove Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server Job Fair - Thursday, October 23rd (9:30am-11:30am & 1:30pm-3:30pm) - Restaurant - Buffalo Grove ✓ No experience necessary, Looking for happy, smiling people who enjoy seniors. ✓ New increased hourly salary! ✓ No late nights! Belmont Village offers food serv...
Belmont Village of Sunnyvale Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server - Restaurant - Sunnyvale No late nights! Belmont Village offers food service workers a change from a High-pressure Restaurant! You serve the same number of guests three meals daily -- no boring downtime or a slammed kitchen! The dining flow is predictable, so you ...
NOW HIRING VARIOUS POSITIONS! In both our NYC/Manhattan AND Yonkers-Westchester, NY restaurant locations. Texas de Brazil is an upscale Brazilian Steakhouse is currently interviewing and NOW HIRING for the following positions: Hosts/Hostesses Servers Server Assistants Gauchos/Carvers (Meat Carvers) Kitchen Manager/Chef Kitchen Prep Bartenders Kitchen Prep Butchers Cleaners Dishwasher...
Company Confidential Exton, PA, 19341
Seeking experienced cafeteria worker for fast paced, high volume cafeteria in a vocational school in Exton area. Should have knowledge of menu planning, portion control, food safety rules. ServSafe certificate a plus...
A Room Service Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for delivering and serving food and beverage items to guests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels &...
A Food Server with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for serving food and/or beverages to guests in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything. It all starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie welco...
Pantego Bay and the Candlelite Inn are currently looking for friendly, energetic, and team oriented individuals for multiple positions in both our restaurant locations. All night/day shifts are available!...
HELP WANTED, PART-TIME POSITION, EXPERIENCED ONLY. Apply in person Monday thru Friday, 6am - 12pm, Josiah's Restaurant, 160 Main St, Kingston 03848. <- CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE AD...
EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over twenty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide and Americas headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of motive power, reserve power, aerospace/d...
Kentucky Fried Chicken Accepting applications for full & part time customer and food service team members. Flexible starting and ending shift, Competitive pay, with performance based pay increases. Stop in today and fill out an application or apply on line at www.jobswithkfc.com 515 Mountain View. Equal Opportunity Employer...
Now hiring the following positions for the Marshfield and Rockland McDonalds in MA: -Crew member -Crew trainer -Shift manager -Maintenance Flexible hours for all shifts. Up to $11.00 per hour Prior to emailing, please visit www.mcstate.com/1549 (for rockland) or www.mcstate.com/12168 (for marshfield) and clickApply Online to send your application. If you have any questions feel free to emai...
Belmont Village West Lake Hills Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server - Restaurant - West Lake Hills BRAND NEW FACILITY! No late nights! Excellent Pay! Bonus Opportunity! Free Meals! Flexible Schedule! Belmont Village offers food service workers a change from a High-pressure Restaurant. You serve the same number of guests t...
A & B Pizza Food Servers Delivery Drivers Come down to A&B South location to pickup an application & setup an interview. 311 S. 7th St. Bismarck...
Sign-on Bonus!! Longhorn Village is seeking an energetic, personable individual to join our Dining Services team. Currently, we have full time and part time positions with competitive pay that will be adjusted based on experience. You’ll join a great team of co-workers that share the same passion you do to provide great customer service to our customers. Don’t delay openings are filling up; apply...
Belmont Village Turtle Creek Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server - Restaurant - Dallas No late nights! Belmont Village offers food service workers a change from a High-pressure Restaurant! You serve the same number of guests three meals daily -- no boring downtime or a slammed kitchen! The dining flow is predictable, so you can...
Belmont Village at Buckhead Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server Job Fair - Wednesday, October 22nd (10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm) - Restaurant - Atlanta No late nights! Excellent Pay! Bonus Opportunity! Free Meals! Flexible Schedule! Belmont Village offers food service workers a change from a High-pressure Restaurant. You serve the...
Now hiring for Food Server We are looking for Food Servers to create Memorable Experiences for our Guests in the Black Angus Steakhouse. Is that YOU? If you’re looking for an opportunity with a flexible schedule and competitive pay, then come apply! Black Angus Steakhouse is a well-established Brand and we are always searching for new talent to join our restaurant’s team. Responsibilities: Pro...
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Brainerd, MN, 56401
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota pursues innovative ways to serve Minnesota communities. Our service goals are organized around children, youth and families; people with disabilities; and older adults. We value the worth of all people and always strive for excellence. If you want a career that challenges, energizes, and rewards you, consider joining us and help change lives. As a Kitchen Help...
Westgate Resorts Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Overview: Serves meals and beverages to patrons in dining establishment by performing the following duties: Responsibilities: Include the following, and other duties may be assigned. Presents menu, answers questions, and makes suggestions regarding food and service. Writes order on check or memorizes it. Relays order to kitchen and serves courses from kitchen and service bars. Serves patron...
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Food Services Career Tools
$7,072.00 - $31,616.00
Typical Salary for Server/Waitstaff
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Serves patrons by providing information to help food and beverage selections; presenting ordered choices; maintaining dining ambiance.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
General Math Skills
Protects establishment and patrons by adhering to sanitation, safety, and alcohol beverage control policies.
Assist in bussing and resetting tables.
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