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...
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!...
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....
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...
The Casino industry is need of a full time Food Server Clerk in Newark, NJ. This position offers fantastic benefits and a salary, greater of, $18 per Hour depending on experience or compliance with State and Local minimum wage requirements. With an environment considered and described as: Local and successful non-profit, Web Recruiter seeks a candidate with the following experience, capabilities a...
Web Recruiter is searching for a qualified Food Server Clerk for a full time position located in Atlantic City, NJ. The right candidate will have the following skills, experience or ability to fulfill the following top requirements: Provide customer service, Perform multiple tasks, Knowledge of products, Great customer service to every guest, Organization, Time efficiency. The salary is estimated ...
Description The Food Server Assistant is responsible for assisting the Server with providing exceptional service to our guests. This includes setting and clearing tables, filling drinks, side work and cleaning, presenting orders and following proper standards for food handling and sanitation. A typical shift would be from 7:00am to 4:00pm. · Must have good communication skills, as this is a fast...
Description 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....
MGM Resorts - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, 89134
It is the primary responsibility of the Food Server to serve guests while providing courteous and prompt tableside service to all guests. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and property policies, practices, and procedures. Greet guests in a positive, friendly manner and make them feel welcome. Guide guests through all phases of their experience at the restaurant. Con...
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....
We are seeking energetic personable Food Servers for our Fine Dining and Casual Dining Restaurants. The Ideal candidate will have experience working in high-end luxury environments with exceptional verbal and written communication skills Primary Responsibilities: 1. Setup and breakdown station as assigned. 2. Serve food and beverage as needed. 3. Maintain service station and equipment. 4. Mai...
Deal assigned games in an accurate manner while providing outstanding service and an entertainment experience to our customers. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be knowledgable of all applicable gaming and regulations and company policies. Must be able to quickly and accurately perform mathematical calculations mentally. Must be able to provide outstanding customer servic...

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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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