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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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...
Belmont Village of Buffalo Grove Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server - 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 service workers a change from a High-pressure Restaurant! You serve the...
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...
Details: The Food Server Assistant is responsible primarily for assisting the Food Server in serving the guest. This person must have good communication skills as well as the ability to lift, pull and push moderate weight. This is a fast paced position with continual customer contact....
Details: The Food Server Assistant is responsible primarily for assisting the Food Server in serving the guest. This person must have good communication skills as well as the ability to lift, pull and push moderate weight. This is a fast paced position with continual customer contact....
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!...
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas invites you to a grand experiment - the reinvention of the social club for today's social creatures. Where guests, space, and evening all conspire together. Equal parts restaurant, bar, and entertainment. Every evening is its own unique, communal, spontaneous experience. Anything can happen. Everything will happen. We are social creatures; we d...
Food Service Temporary Food Service Temporary Food Service workers needed Food Service Food Service Seeking temporary food service employees for several large events. This is an "On Call" as needed position. Must have previous experience Cashiering and Food Prep. Health card a plus! Must clear a background and drug screen. Must have reliable transportation Must be dependable This is a...
EVSC Food Service positions- 3-hour breakfast and lunch positions at North Complex and other locations. Must complete online application at evscschools.com then call 435-0522 to schedule interview....
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...
Company Confidential Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266
Restaurant Food Server Host/Hostess Line Cooks Pizza Cooks Exp only. Apply in person, 1001 Manhattan Ave, MB, CA...
Food Servers Food Servers, Part time 3-8pm Food servers, part time 3-8pm in Johnson County Food Servers Food Servers Client located in southern Johnson County needs part time food servers for their dining facility. Base hours are 3pm-8pm, Monday through Friday. Prior experience is not necessary but must be able to lift and carry large trays for serving in a dining facility. Great opportunity ...
Food Server / Kitchen Assistant Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits Now Hiring!We are looking for experienced servers and kitchen assistants to join our catering team for upcoming parties and events in San Francisco. If you have any experience as a waiter waitress or a kitchen prep, we want you! This position provides flexible hours and is on an on call basis. If you are int...
Pechanga Resort & Casino Temecula, CA, 92592
GENERAL SUMMARY Servers are Pechanga’s ambassadors of guest service within each of the restaurants. They customize service for each guest to create a memorable dining experience. They facilitate those dining experiences with menu/bar/wine knowledge, service etiquette, and sales ability. Servers contribution to the organization is the moment to moment service with guests which provides amiable and...
Baton Rouge Casino Hotel Lake Charles, LA, 70602
When we say, “That’s the Life” here at L’Auberge Lake Charles, it means we live it every day. What could be better than providing entertainment and excitement as a career. We’re looking for individuals who are committed to not only excelling in their profession, but also in having fun and enjoying what they do. Be part of the team that provides our guests with the chance to eat drink and be merry...
Interstate Hotels & Resort Tucson, AZ, 85704
Description: Food server is a member of the Food & Beverage team. Requirements include: basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation, service standards and guest relations and etiquette; knowledge of appropriate table settings, service ware and menu items; basic English language communication skills; and the ability to carry large, heavy trays on a continuous basis throughout the shift; must ...
Dovers Downs Inc Dover, DE, 19903
Responsible for taking orders and delivering food and beverage orders to guests in a friendly, courteous, prompt and efficient manner. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Presents menu, answers questions, and makes suggestions regarding food and service. * Writes orders on check or memorizes it. * Relays order to kitchen and serves courses from kitchen and service bars. * Garnishes and decorates dishes prior t...
Station Casinos Las Vegas, NV, 89134
Serves guests in an efficient and courteous manner, greets guests with a smile, and observes their needs throughout meals. The Food Server must complete side-work, and monitor the cleanliness of assigned station. Ability to lift and carry full trays and meet guest service standards. Must be able to obtain required work cards. Prior experience in a full service dining room is preferred....
Hilton Worldwide Phoenix, AZ, 85002
A Food Server with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for serving food and/or beverages to guests in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Flexible schedule required including evening, weekends, and holidays. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the world's most iconic hotel is now t...
Baton Rouge Casino Hotel Lake Charles, LA, 70602
When we say, “That’s the Life” here at L’Auberge Lake Charles, it means we live it every day. What could be better than providing entertainment and excitement as a career. We’re looking for individuals who are committed to not only excelling in their profession, but also in having fun and enjoying what they do. Be part of the team that provides our guests with the chance to eat drink and be merry...

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Food Services Career Tools

Server/Waitstaff

Salaries

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

Education / Training

Bachelor's
36.1%
Some College Coursework Completed
31.1%
High School
17.4%
Associates
9.2%
(878 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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