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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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...
*NOW HIRING* Various Positions Servers Bartenders Carvers (Gauchos) Host/Hostess Restaurant Prep Dishwashers 240 W. Station Square Dr. Suite D-1 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Texas de Brazil is an upscale Brazilian Steakhouse. Ideal applicants should be friendly, outgoing, as well as be dependable and responsible. Must be able to work well in a fast-paced upscale dining/group environment.Texas d...
Are you a natural team-player who thrives on interaction with others? We are currently searching for talented and guest-service-oriented individuals to join our Black Angus Steakhouse team! If you’re looking for an opportunity with a flexible schedule and competitive pay, then come apply! Black Angus Steakhouse, a top, chain restaurant, is always searching for new talent to join our restaurant’s ...
*NOW HIRING* Various Positions Servers Bartenders Carvers (Gauchos) Host/Hostess Restaurant Prep Dishwashers 70 Market Street, Yonkers (Westchester) NY 10710 Texas de Brazil is an upscale Brazilian Steakhouse. Ideal applicants should be friendly, outgoing, as well as be dependable and responsible. Must be able to work well in a fast-paced upscale dining/group environment.Texas de Brazil ...
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...
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!...
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....
Looking for Restaurant Servers and Banquet Servers The UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (Aramark) is hiring catering/banquet and restaurant professionals to serve and bartend throughout all our Food and Beverage Outlets. We are looking for full time and part time candidates for day and evening positions. Requirement: Experience is strongly preferred; candidates with professional attitude an...
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...
We are looking for Food Servers to create Memorable Experiences for our Guests in the Black Angus Steakhouse. Is that YOU? If you’re looking for an opportunity with a flexible schedule and competitive pay, then come apply! Black Angus Steakhouse is a well-established Brand and we are always searching for new talent to join our restaurant’s team. Responsibilities: Provide Service Excellence to G...
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 ...
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...
Duties: * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. * Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Skills/Qualifications: Customer Focus, Cus...
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...
NOW HIRING! Texas de Brazil is an upscale Brazilian Steakhouse NOW HIRING for the Station Square, PA location. 240 West Station Square, Dr., Ste. D-1 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-230-4004 We are currently staffing/training for the following positions: Servers Bartenders Carvers (Gauchos) Host/Hostess Restaurant Prep Dishwashers Ideal applicants should be friendly, outgoing, as well as be d...
Hyatt Hotels Cleveland, OH
Food Server Assistant (Busser) CLE001102 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. Primary Location : US-OH-Cleveland Organization : Hyatt Regency ...

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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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