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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Responsibilities for both positions: Provide Service Excellence to guests Exhibit a high level of enthusiasm and skillfully engage guests Suggest, sell, and serve food and beverages Ensure a safe and clean work environment for guests and co-workers Cocktail Server specific responsibilities Demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of sports and local sporting events. Have fun engaging Guests...
Granite City Food & Brewery in Orland Park, IL is Currently Seeking: Servers Benefits: · Ongoing training to learn and advance · Future Management opportunities for strong performers We offer our guests an uncompromising image of made from scratch food, hand crafted beers and top notch service. Is this the job for you? What’s next? Thank you for your interest in Granite City Food & Brewery’...
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 ...
Belmont Village of Sunnyvale Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server JOB FAIR - Tuesday, March 31st (10am to 12pm & 3:30pm to 4:30pm) 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!...
Cooks & Food Servers: No exp. req., will train. FT & PT, AM & PM Shifts avail. Competitive pay. Apply in person 5851 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota: Or go to: brinkerjobs.com...
Join our team as a Server within the Cru Food and Bar at Denver International Airport! Location: Denver International Airport Unit Name: CRU Wine Bar Unit Code: DENCRU01 Hourly Rate (if applicable): Summary: The Server is responsible for taking food and beverage orders; entering orders quickly and in proper sequence; serving food and beverages for guests in their section as well as other sec...
Belmont Village at Buckhead Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server - 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 same number of guests three meals daily -- no boring dow...
Success is always on the Menu! Get Caught Up In Our Culture Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker for us. Our recent accolades include: “M...
Granite City Food & Brewery in Zona Rosa, MO is Currently Seeking: Servers Host/ess Benefits: · Ongoing training to learn and advance · Future Management opportunities for strong performers We offer our guests an uncompromising image of made from scratch food, hand crafted beers and top notch service. Is this the job for you? What’s next? Thank you for your interest in Granite City Food & ...
Belmont Village West Lake Hills Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server - Restaurant - West Lake Hills $11.00 per hour! 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 ...
Exclusive Country Club located in the Medical Center area. Full-time and Part-time positions available for A.M. and P.M., Tuesday thru Sunday for Banquet Servers / Bartenders, Snack Bar Attendant and Housekeepers needed immediately. Must be able to work split shifts, weekends and holidays. Apply in person only to Oak Hills Country Club 5403 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio TX 78229. NO PHONE CALL...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Summary: Take food and beverage orders, retrieve and serve alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and food orders to guest tables according to hotel specifications, professionally, courteously and efficiently. Assist in the maintenance of the restaurant area and equipment. Essential Functions: • Take guests’ food and beverage orders maintaining a positive, friendly demeanor while ut...
Flik International, a member of Compass Group North America, provides upscale food service to clients in executive and corporate settings in more than 275 sites across the United States. FLIK proudly counts some of the most prestigious financial and legal institutions as its clients. FLIK's impressive growth is attributed to its creative approach to culinary assignments, along with unparalleled c...
New York Pizza & Pasta is hiring all front of the house positions: Servers, Bartenders, Cashiers, Hostess. Please apply in person and ask for James NO PHONE CALLS please Riverchase Shopping Center 11140 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34110...
Area Caterer seeking Part/Full time Employees: Food Preps, Cooks, & Servers. Weekends. Experience helpful, but not necessary. Contact: Kassy: 740-317-3293 provided by The Steubenville Herald-Star...
Belmont Village of San Jose Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Food Server Job Fair - Wednesday, March 25th & Thursday, March 26th (11am to 2pm) - San Jose, CA 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 serv...
JOB DESCRIPTION: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Take, retrieve and serve beverage orders to guest tables according to venue specifications in a professional, courteous and efficient manner and complete side work. 2. Bussing tables and keeping service area clean 3. Perform all other related and compatible duties as assigned by management. 4. Perform any other duties as assigned by ma...
Job Purpose: Serves patrons by providing information to help food and beverage selections; presenting ordered choices; maintaining dining ambiance. Duties: * Prepares room for dining by clothing tables and setting decorations, condiments, candles, napkins, service plates, and utensils. * Protects establishment and patrons by adhering to sanitation, safety, and alcohol beverage control policies...
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...
The Legacy Preston Hollow and The Legacy Willow Bend are seeking Servers and Wait Staff for our up-scale retirement communities in Dallas and Plano. Duties include greeting and seating residents and guests, taking meal/beverage orders and serving requested items, maintaining all side stations and dining areas using. Minimum 6 months' experience in an à la carte dining position required. High scho...

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