Food Waiter 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 jobseekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Food Waiter job summary
The Servers at our restaurant play a vital role in ensuring our customers have exceptional dining experiences. We are interested in growing our team, and are in search of a professional Waiter. The right person will be passionate about food and service, and thoroughly enjoy creating excellent experiences for our customers. The ideal candidate will have a friendly, outgoing disposition, and previous experience working as a Waiter in a bustling, fast-paced restaurant setting.
Food Waiter 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 employee reports to.
- Greet customers warmly and direct them to their tables
- Take food and beverage orders and enter them into our system in a timely fashion
- Memorise our food and beverage menus and make recommendations to dining room customers
- Provide attentive service to customers by refilling drinks as needed and checking in during meals
- Promptly address customer service issues and refer customers to management when necessary
Food Waiter 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 employee. 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.
- GCSEs or equivalent preferred
- 4+ years’ waiting staff experience
- Minimum 21 years of age
- Able to keep up in a fast-paced work environment
- Knowledge of food service regulations an asset
- Able to stay on your feet for an extended period of time and lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends