Waiter or Waitress

About the job: Waiters or Waitresses are restaurant or any dining facility server. They serve food to the customers. This job requires shorter training compared to other jobs. Also, it has many part-time job offers, so you can choose to work at morning or at night.

Where will you work: Waiters or Waitresses usually work in restaurant and other areas or places where food is being served.

What will you do: More often than not, the following are the responsibilities of waiters and waitresses:

  • Greet guests, assist the customers to their tables, provide the menu, and explain the best food offered by the establishment
  • Assist the customers with regard to choosing food
  • Take the order
  • Inform the kitchen staff about the order
  • Prepare the drink and serve the food and drink to the customer
  • Clean the table
  • Collect the payment from the customer
  • Prepare dining areas
  • Oversee the needed condiments

How to Become a Waiter or Waitress: No formal education required generally. Some states require you to have food handler card or certification.

Job skills / requirements: In order to become a good waiter, you should be:

  • Healthy and strong as the job requires carrying trays with food and drink
  • Alert in terms of the needs and other things that are going on in the restaurant
  • Particular with details

Industry: food service

Minimum age: The minimum age is 16 or 18 years old.

Expected wage: The pay is roughly $10.47 per hour

Similar name: service crew, food server

Related jobs: bartender, cashiers, flight attendant, food service managers, food and beverage serving and related workers, food service managers, retail sales workers

O-NET Online Reference
35-3031.00 – Waiters and Waitresses

Most Hiring Server

Companies that mostly hire Server are:

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Applebee's

Restaurants & Cafes
Chuck E Cheese

Chuck E Cheese

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

Restaurants & Cafes
Waffle House

Waffle House

Restaurants & Cafes
Bob Evans Restaurants

Bob Evans Restaurants

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On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina

 
Red Robin

Red Robin

Restaurants & Cafes
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Uncle Julios

Restaurants & Food Service
The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory

Restaurants & Cafes
California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen

Restaurants & Cafes

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Applebees Restaurant Server - Good Servers Earn over $30 / Hour

Applebee's - Devils Lake, ND

Server Qualifications At least 18 years old High energy Able to work nights and weekends Passion for People... by bringing energy, excitement, and fun to our “Make it Right, Serve it Fast” promise in the restaurant. As a Server you get...
$15 - 30 per hour

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Applebees Restaurant Server - Good Servers Earn over $30 / Hour

Applebee's - Fargo, ND

Server Qualifications At least 18 years old High energy Able to work nights and weekends Passion for People... by bringing energy, excitement, and fun to our “Make it Right, Serve it Fast” promise in the restaurant. As a Server you get...
$15 - 30 per hour

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Applebees Restaurant Server - Good Servers Earn over $30 / Hour

Applebee's - La Quinta, CA

Server Qualifications At least 18 years old High energy Able to work nights and weekends Passion for People CA Food.... As a Server you get to take care of people and make them feel at home. Serving them Outstanding Applebees food prepared with love...
$16 - 30 per hour

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Carside To Go Server

Applebee's - Williston, ND

Meal discounts Carside To Go Server Qualifications At least 16 years old High energy Able to work nights...
$10 - 20 per hour

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Waffle House - Alachua, FL

welcome but must be 16 years old + We are a strong, growing company dedicated to our Customers and Associates. We are hiring...-class training, you’ll earn well above what you might earn as a Server at other similar restaurants. Paid time off, Medical...

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Carside To Go Server

Applebee's - Grand Forks, ND

Meal discounts Carside To Go Server Qualifications At least 16 years old High energy Able to work nights...
$8 - 10 per hour

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Applebees Restaurant Server - Good Servers Earn over $30 / Hour

Applebee's - Dickinson, ND

Server Qualifications At least 18 years old High energy Able to work nights and weekends Passion for People... by bringing energy, excitement, and fun to our “Make it Right, Serve it Fast” promise in the restaurant. As a Server you get...
$15 - 30 per hour

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Server / Wait Staff

Waffle House - Ocala, FL

welcome but must be 16 years old + We are a strong, growing company dedicated to our Customers and Associates. We are hiring...-class training, you’ll earn well above what you might earn as a Server at other similar restaurants. Paid time off, Medical...

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Server / Wait Staff

Waffle House - Punta Gorda, FL

welcome but must be 16 years old + We are a strong, growing company dedicated to our Customers and Associates. We are hiring...-class training, you’ll earn well above what you might earn as a Server at other similar restaurants. Paid time off, Medical...

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Applebees Restaurant Server - Good Servers Earn over $30 / Hour

Applebee's - Jamestown, ND

Server Qualifications At least 18 years old High energy Able to work nights and weekends Passion for People... by bringing energy, excitement, and fun to our “Make it Right, Serve it Fast” promise in the restaurant. As a Server you get...
$15 - 30 per hour

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