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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G&K has an immediate need for a Food Server to support our Senior Living & Assisted Living Property in Culver City, CA. Responsibilities: ? Serve all meals to the residents ? Clean and bus tables, reset dining room after each meal ? Prepare beverages, condiments, butters, and other items ? Prep salad bar for lunch and dinner with fresh produce. Clean salad bar after meals ? Make and serve co...
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...
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...
Summary Provide consistent high quality food and beverage service to all guests dining in the restaurants. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Promote Cache Creek Casino Resort in a positive manner. Practice all sequence of service standards correctly. Operate the Point of Sale System according to training provided. Practice approved Gue...
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...
*NOW HIRING* Various Positions! NYC & Westchester/Yonkers locations Servers Carvers/Meat Servers Bartenders Server Assistant/Restaurant Prep 70 Market Street, Yonkers (Westchester) NY 10710 & 1011 3rd Avenue, NYC, NY 10065 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...
Shiftgig Philadelphia, PA
Job Map FAQ Press Testimonials Blog Contact Us Shiftgig The Goods Jobs People Deals Log-in Create new account Forgot password? Jobs in Philadelphia Food Service Front of House Server Magic Carpet Foods 36th & Spruce Sts and 34th & Walnut Philadelphia, PA University City Apply Now! Share Email to a friend food truck server 30-40 hrs wk, days only Job Description VERY busy...
Shiftgig King of Prussia, PA
Job Map FAQ Press Testimonials Blog Contact Us Shiftgig The Goods Jobs People Deals Log-in Create new account Forgot password? Jobs in King Of Prussia Food Service Front of House Server Legal Sea Foods - King of Prussia Mall 690 W Dekalb Pike King Of Prussia, PA Apply Now! Share Email to a friend Now Hiring Host Staff, Servers and Line Cooks at Legal Sea Foods in King of Pr...
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg College is seeking several casual employees (10-15 hours per week) to perform a variety of duties in our Bullet Hole Eatery. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: food production, organization, customer service, and sanitation activities. These positions report to the Cash Operations Supervisor on duty for direction in daily activities....
Position Details Date Posted: 12/17/2013 Community: Stoneridge Creek Department: Food & Beverage Salary: $9.25 to $10.75 Hourly Status: Per Diem Hours: Shift Varies (Operation Hours from 5:30am to 9:00pm) Job Preview: The Food Server is responsible for table service within the community dining rooms. This position will require all standards of fine dining service are met and exemplar...
Pasta Pomodoro is looking to hire Servers, Host/Hostess and Cashiers! Pasta Pomodoro has been a neighborhood fixture in the Bay Area for 20 years, serving fresh, local and authentic Italian food. We are looking for energetic and team orientated people to join our team! Part-Time positions available More specific job duties and responsibilities provided during interview process. Those interest...
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 ...
The Hotel of South Beach is seeking professional individuals that want to grow with the company. We are seeking experienced candidates. We have part time & full time job opportunities. Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems. Collect payments from customers. Write patrons' food orders on order slips, memorize orders, or enter or...
BIG CITY DINER New Location in Windward Mall Restaurant Managers Chef/Kitchen Managers Line/Prep Cooks Food Servers Bartenders Apply in Person or at: bigcitydinerhawaii.com Drug Test Required! From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
Company Confidential Indianapolis, IN, 46204
I.Position Food and Beverage Server II.Job Summary (Essential Functions) Setup and clean restaurant, banquet rooms and serve banquets and restaurant guests. III.Job Tasks (Additional Responsibilities) Performs related food and beverage set-up tasks. Provides immediate attention to all guests upon seating them. Takes beverage orders and serves food in specified station. Pours and refills wi...
Come Work with the BEST! Now Hiring ALL Hourly Restaurant positions at the NEW BRIO Tuscan Grille - Broward Mall in Plantation, FL! HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website at https://www.workatbrio.com/hourly_form.html to apply online or visit our hiring site, Monday through Saturday for open & immediate interviews at: BRIO Tuscan Grille - Broward Mall (Hiring Site) Westfield Broward 8000 W. B...
Come Work with the BEST! Now Hiring ALL Hourly Restaurant positions at the NEW BRAVO! Cucina Italiana - Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, MI! HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website at https://www.workatbrio.com/hourly_form.html to apply online or visit our hiring site, Monday through Saturday for open & immediate interviews at: BRAVO! Cucina Italiana - Briarwood Mall Hiring Site 3205 Boardwalk Ann...
Hilton Worldwide - UNITED STATES Houston, TX
Job Description: 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 excep...
This position requires standing and maneuvering in confined area while handling full trays. You must be willing to work in a hot or cold environment, clearing tables and seating guests. Candidates will also be responsible for cleaning and stocking areas. This position requires you to give excellent service and be able to tolerate area's containing secondary smoke Qualifications: One-year food se...
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Food Services Career Tools
$7,072.00 - $31,616.00
Typical Salary for Server/Waitstaff
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Serves patrons by providing information to help food and beverage selections; presenting ordered choices; maintaining dining ambiance.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
General Math Skills
Check patrons' identification to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Responds to additional patron requirements by inquiring of needs; observing dining process.
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