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.
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For 50 years, Afton Alps has delighted the Twin Cities’ families as one of the Midwest’s premier winter destinations. Nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul, this sprawling resort is re-imagining the guest experience with renovated base area facilities, a powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system and a new cutting edge terrain park. With nearly 300 sk...
For more than 50 years, G & K Management Co., Inc. has been a diverse real estate management company with buildings throughout California. Government subsidized ("Affordable") multifamily complexes comprise approximately 60% of the apartment-living portfolio. The remainder of the portfolio consists of conventional apartment properties, as well as mixed-use properties and marinas, congregate care f...
River Crest Country Club, Fort Worth’s oldest Country Club is seeking part-time Server Assistants/Food Runners. Server Assistants/Food Runners are an important part of a restaurant staff and serve as assistants to the waitstaff. Their main duties are to deliver, or "run" food to tables. The food runner may also assist in many other duties as necessary. Assist with clearing, resetting tables, flo...
MULTIPLE POSITIONS OPEN *Food Runners *Servers *Experienced Cooks Apply in person at Groton Townhouse Rest, 355 Route 12, Groton, CT Posted in The Day...
Food & Beverage Staff Needed! Prestigious clubs in North Naples and on the Gordon River are currently looking to fill several F&B positions. Great work environment, flexible full and part time scheduling, weekdays and weekend shifts available. Hiring Now * Line Cooks * Cold Side Line Cooks * Kitchen Assistants * Dining Room Servers * Food Runners * Hostess/Host * Snack Bar Attendant Exp...
CULINARY CONCEPTS JOB FAIR November 8 and 15, 2014 Looking for professional, experienced & positive people to join our team! One the spot interviews! Hiring for all restaurant positions: - Sous Chefs - Broiler Cooks - Line Cooks - Pantry - Servers - Lunch Servers (Yabba) - Bartenders - Food Runners - Bussers - Host/Hostesses SAVE THE DATES: NAPLES Saturday, November 8th from 12:00...
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...
For 50 years, Afton Alps has delighted the Twin Cities’ families as one of the Midwest’s premier winter destinations. Nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul, this sprawling resort is re-imagining the guest experience with renovated base area facilities, a powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system and a new cutting edge terrain park. With nearly 300 sk...
HOSPITALITY * Electrician FT, avail immed. 2 yrs exp req'd. Apply on line @ tuscanylv.com or in person Mo-We 9-11A or 1-3P @ 255 E Flamingo Rd. Drug screen req'd, EOE This listing brought to you by The Las Vegas Review Journal/Sun Classified ads...
About Us About Matchbox… From our distinctive restaurant décor in vintage urban buildings to authentic wood-fired masonry oven. Matchbox is known the crispy, smoky pizza crust with dough and toppings made fresh daily in-house. Our goal is simple-to be known for serving the best pizza in town! It does not stop there…our bistro dishes, steak, scallops or our chef’s daily dishes are simply and clas...
About Us About Matchbox… From our distinctive restaurant décor in vintage urban buildings to authentic wood-fired masonry oven. Matchbox is known the crispy, smoky pizza crust with dough and toppings made fresh daily in-house. Our goal is simple-to be known for serving the best pizza in town! It does not stop there…our bistro dishes, steak, scallops or our chef’s daily dishes are simply and clas...
Westminster, an upscale senior living community located in central Austin, is seeking experienced, hospitality minded candidates to work in our Food and Beverage Department. Successful candidates should possess a minimum of one year experience working in a high volume restaurant, hotel, or retirement facility. Positions available: Cook ($11.00 - 14.00/hour) Server ($11.00/hour) We pay for expe...
Grey Oaks is now hiring outgoing service minded professionals for front of the house. Positions require a minimum of 1-year country club/hospitality background. Bartender: exceptional customer service, outstanding people skills along with the ability to provide constant and consistent drink preparation including mixing, serving, and garnishing for all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Food ...
SCORES SPORTS BAR & GRILL Now hiring experienced Cooks, Bartenders, Servers and Expo/ Food Runners. Apply within. 4915 Washington Ave....
4 Michelin X-Ice Snow Tires. 195/60R15XL92H. 10,477 miles. Great condition! Asking $350 obo. Diane 231.218.9434 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
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...
Restaurant Servers, Bartenders, Dishwashers, Food Runners - Prestigious restaurant and culinary academy in Napa Valley, CA has 25 immediate openings available now! You will be working at events held at the restaurant as well as events catered by the culinary academy. We seek: Banquet Servers Bartenders – must be 21 yrs. old and have at least 1+ year’s bartending experience. Runners Dishwasher...
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg College is seeking several casual employees (10-15 hours per week) to perform a variety of duties in our Bullet Hole Eatery. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: food production, organization, customer service, and sanitation activities. These positions report to the Cash Operations Supervisor on duty for direction in daily activities....
Our concept is culinary driven! At P.F. Chang’s you’ll discover a menu inspired by the Asian culture and brought to life by people just like you - people who are passionate about creating cuisine that is in a word remarkable. Here you work with the freshest ingredients, the cleanest kitchens, top of the line equipment, and standards of operation that are simply unmatched in our industry. Are you...
Food Server/Cashier Position: Part-time Position Available- The Sault Area Public School District is accepting applications for two part-time FOOD SERVER/ CASHIER POSITION: Lincoln Elementary (1.5 hours per day) and Malcolm High School (3 hours per day);both positions based on regular school year. Qualifications: High school diploma, must be of good moral character and pass criminal history backgr...

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Food Services Career Tools

Server/Waitstaff

Salaries

$7,072.00 - $31,616.00
Typical Salary for Server/Waitstaff
(949 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
36.2%
Some College Coursework Completed
31.1%
High School
17.4%
Associates
9.2%
(879 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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