Waiter Resume Tips

The best restaurant jobs come to those who don’t wait…to build a top shelf resume. With so many applicants, your waiter resume may only have a few seconds to catch a busy manager’s eye.

Waiter Resume Highlights - Skills and Responsibilities

Show your customer service skills and understanding of the restaurant business:

  • Food and beverage service
  • Culinary knowledge
  • Alternate positions
  • Cash handling

Waiter Resume Highlights - Success Stories

Talk up the areas where you support or even stand out among your team members:

  • Dedication
  • Leadership
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive reviews

Waiter Resume Example

Waiter, Amici Grill, Saul, NJ
April 2013 - present


  • Food and beverage service: Serve food and drinks at metro Italian restaurant. Responsibilities include thorough knowledge of menu and specialty dishes; balancing up to eight tables while delivering precise individual orders; totaling bills and cash handling.
  • Wine pairings: Utilize knowledge of domestic and imported wine varieties to suggest appropriate food pairings.
  • Backup host: Double as host on low-volume shifts. Schedule reservations, rearrange seating as necessary and seat patrons.


  • Zero call-ins, personal, or sick days
  • Assigned as lead waiter, responsible for training new waitstaff. Also responsible for delegating server duties for private parties.
  • Consistently positive customer reviews for hospitality, accuracy, and menu knowledge.


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