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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A Food Server with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for serving food and/or beverages to guests in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worlds most iconic hotel is now the worlds most iconic portfolio of hotels. In exceptional destinations a...
A Food Server with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts 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? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic portfolio of hotels. In exceptional destination...
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...
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...
Description Overview: The Food Service Caterer is responsible for providing exceptional customer service at catering events. Performs other duties as assigned. Essential Functions: · Adhere to company policy and State and Federal regulations regarding service of alcohol including taking all steps necessary to ensure proper age of all persons consuming alcohol served on and off premise and ref...
Belmont Village of San Jose Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server - Senior Living - San Jose 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 three meals daily -- no boring...
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 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 ...
A Busperson with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for setting and clearing dining tables and stocking service stations 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? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything. It all starts with a warm choc...
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...
A Food Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton r...
A Cocktail Server with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for serving beverages and/or food 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? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilt...
Experience Something Grand This is the place to take your skills to the next level! Come join a team where you will be proud of the food, service and the hospitality. The focus is on you with one on one career development from hourly staff all the way up to General Manager or Executive Kitchen Manager - it's a great opportunity! Grand Lux Cafe - Centre at Post Oak has opportunities for brigh...
Are you looking for an opportunity to build a great career with a company where you and your efforts will truly be valued? Join our team at Sapp Bros! We operate a chain of travel centers stretching from Utah to Pennsylvania, providing our customers with quality products, a clean environment, and a commitment to excellent service. We are currently looking for motivated hard-working candidates to f...
FOOD SERVERS , FOOD SERVERS AND MORE SERVERS FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY MANPOWER HAS SEVERAL EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED FOOD SERVERS IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA. WORKING AT AN ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE. RESTAURANT SERVING EXPERIENCE A BIG PLUS. EXPERIENCED WITH FOOD ORDER TAKING RELATING ACCURATE ORDER INFO TO COOKS/ KITCHEN. PROFESSIONAL SERVERS ATTITUDE. WELL MANNE...
MULTIPLE POSITIONS OPEN *Food Runners *Servers *Experienced Cooks Apply in person at Groton Townhouse Rest, 355 Route 12, Groton, CT Posted in The Day...
NOW HIRING - Regular and Seasonal Staff for the F & B Department. PGA Golf Club is searching for individuals who want to be a part of a wonderful team. Must have prior experience in the positions listed below. Regular Full-Time positions include F & B Service Manager & Chef de Cuisine Seasonal Positions include various front of the house and back of the house positions. If you are interested i...
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...

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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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