Waitress Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Waitress job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Restaurant Server (Part-Time)
  • Food and Beverage Server
  • Head Waitress/Waiter
  • Bartender and Waitress/Waiter
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Waitress Job Description Examples:

 

Example 1

*uCompany description* [website] looking for saskatoon location *Job description* Tamarind Restaurant is looking for energetic, passionate and dynamic individuals with great organizational skills to join our team as a Server. : - Individual is responsible for ensuring a positive dining experience for customers, through efficient and high quality professional service. - The server will maintain a good understanding of the menu and ensure all menu items served are prepared according to Tamarind standards. - Ensure dining room is clean and presentable. - Effectively collaborate and communicate with other staff. - The server will be responsible for the handling of cash within the restaurant. - The server will perform other such tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Requirements - - Exceptional customer service skills with a passion to continually anticipate and exceed guest expectations - Applicants must have good interpersonal skills, strong work ethics and the ability to effectively deal with customers. - Applicants must be able to read, write, speak and understand English fluently. - Preference to professional worked on Indian restaurants Part-time hours: 20 per week full time hours: 40 per week _*Those who are available in Canada, Please do apply. This is an immediate start requirement.*_ Expected start date: [phone number]11-29 ( immediate start ) Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual, Permanent Salary: $11.81-$12.50 per hour Additional pay: * Tips Benefits: * Discounted or free food Schedule: * 8 hour shift * Monday to Friday * Weekend availability COVID-19 considerations: All Customers need to Show their Valid ID and Vaccination record. Frequently cleaning sanitising happens at the workplace. All Staffs must have full set approved vaccination proof to work in the premise. Experience: * serving: 1 year (preferred) * Serve It Right Saskatchewan (preferred) Work remotely: * No

Waitress job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Waitress job summary

Our busy restaurant is looking for a friendly and competent waitress/waiter to make sure our diners have a memorable experience. Since the quality of our service is crucial to success, the ideal candidate should possess clear communication skills, patience and attentiveness. You should be adept at working in fast-paced, unpredictable environments. You must be able to think on your feet and work well with the entire staff, from the chefs to the other servers. The successful applicant will be able to provide superior guest service and make certain the dining experience, from the food to the environment, meets the standards of our patrons.

Waitress responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

  • Greet customers upon entrance
  • Prepare dining tables by arranging condiments, kitchenware and decorations
  • Help patrons select dishes by answering questions about foods and drinks, describing house specialties and identifying appropriate drink pairings
  • Take orders to kitchen staff and notify them of any special requests or dietary needs
  • Deliver food to guests in a timely manner and attend to the needs of guests throughout the dining process
  • Issue bills and obtain payment

Waitress qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • General math skills
  • Great customer service and conflict-resolution skills, and a commitment to professionalism
  • Must possess or obtain all licenses and certificates required by the local health department and Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Ability to work on your feet for hours at a time
  • Excellent teamwork ability
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