Informal Waiter/Waitress Job Openings - 21 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,250

    Waiter Waitress Farm
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,250

    Waiter Waitress Farm
    Aramark

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (FULL 2
    Compass Group, North America

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (FULL
    Compass Group, North America

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (PART
    Compass Group

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    NEW
    Waiter Waitress
    Brandywine Senior Living

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    NEW
    WAITER WAITRESS (PART
    Compass Group Holdings PLC

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS Several
    Compass Group, North America

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (PART
    Compass Group

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (PART
    Compass Group, North America

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    NEW
    WAITER WAITRESS (FULL 2
    Compass Group Holdings PLC

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    NEW
    WAITER WAITRESS Several
    Compass Group Holdings PLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (PART
    Compass Group, North America

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    NEW
    WAITER WAITRESS (PART
    Compass Group, North America

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    NEW
    Waiter Waitress
    Mikaku

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $18,157

    NEW
    Server Waiter
    Woodmont Grill

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (FULL 2
    Compass Group

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (PART
    Compass Group

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    Waiter Waitress
    Aramark

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    WAITER WAITRESS (FULL
    Compass Group, North America

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $17,160

    Waiter Waitress FDIC
    Aramark

    Arlington, VA

Informal Waiter/Waitress Jobs

average

$17,160

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

What does an Informal Waiter/Waitress do

Waiters and waitresses take orders and serve food and beverages to customers in dining establishments.

Duties

Waiters and waitresses typically do the following:

  • Greet customers, present menus, and explain daily specials to customers
  • Answer questions related to menu
  • Take food and beverage orders from customers
  • Relay food and beverage orders to the kitchen staff
  • Prepare drinks and food garnishes
  • Carry trays of food or drinks from the kitchen to the dining tables
  • Remove dirty dishes and glasses, and clean tables after customers finish meals
  • Prepare itemized checks and take payments from customers
  • Set up dining areas, refill condiments, and stock service areas

Waiters and waitresses, also called servers, are responsible for ensuring that customers have a satisfying dining experience. The specific duties of servers vary with the establishment in which they work.

In casual-dining restaurants that offer simple menu items, such as salads, soups, and sandwiches, servers provide fast, efficient, and courteous service. In fine-dining restaurants, where more complicated meals are prepared and are often served over several courses, waiters and waitresses emphasize personal, attentive treatment at a more leisurely pace. For example, they may suggest a beverage choice such as a wine recommendation with certain foods.

Waiters and waitresses may meet with managers and chefs before each shift to discuss the menu or specials, review ingredients for potential food allergies, or talk about any food safety concerns. They also discuss coordination between the kitchen and the dining room and review any customer service issues from the previous day or shift.

In establishments where alcohol is served, waiters and waitresses verify the age of customers and ensure that they meet legal requirements for the purchase of alcohol.

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how to become an Informal Waiter/Waitress

Most waiter and waitress jobs are entry level, and workers learn through short-term on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required to enter the occupation.

Most states require workers who serve alcoholic beverages to be at least 18 years of age, but some states require servers to be older. Waiters and waitresses who serve alcohol must be familiar with state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Education

No formal education is required to become a waiter or waitress.

Training

Most waiters and waitresses learn their skills through short-term on-the-job-training, usually lasting a few weeks. Trainees typically work with an experienced waiter or waitress, who teaches them basic serving techniques.

Some full-service restaurants provide new employees with some form of classroom training that alternates with periods of on-the-job work experience. These training programs communicate the operating philosophy of the restaurant, help new servers establish a rapport with other staff, teach serving techniques, and instill a desire to work as a team. They also discuss customer service situations and the proper ways to handle unpleasant circumstances or unruly customers.

Training for waiters and waitresses in establishments that serve alcohol typically involves learning state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. Some states, counties, and cities mandate the training, which typically lasts a few hours and can be taken online or in-house.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Waiters and waitresses must listen carefully to customers’ specific requests, ask questions, and relay the information to the kitchen staff, so that orders are prepared to the customers’ satisfaction.

Customer-service skills. Waiters and waitresses spend most of their work time serving customers. They should be friendly and polite and be able to develop a rapport with customers.

Detail oriented. Waiters and waitresses must record customers’ orders accurately. They need be able to recall the details of each order and match the food or drink orders to the correct customers.

Interpersonal skills. Waiters and waitresses should be courteous, tactful, and attentive as they deal with customers in all circumstances to resolve any issues that arise.

Physical stamina. Waiters and waitresses spend hours on their feet carrying heavy trays, dishes, and drinks.

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Possible Informal Waiter/Waitress Career Paths

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Real Informal Waiter/Waitress Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Waiters and Waitresses Nantucket Golf Club MA May 12, 2014 $27,507
Waiters and Waitresses Nantucket Island Management, LLC MA Apr 15, 2014 $27,507
Waiter/Waitress 698 Commercial Street Realty Ll MA Jun 01, 2014 $27,507
Waiters and Waitresses The Westmoor Club MA Jun 01, 2013 $27,152
Waiter/Waitress Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club FL Oct 21, 2013 $27,131
Waiter/Waitress Lamington Farm Club LLC NJ May 01, 2014 $27,131
Waiter/Waitress Wycliffe Golf and Country Club, Inc. Wellington, FL Oct 01, 2015 $27,131
Waiters/Waitresses Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club FL Oct 27, 2014 $27,131
Waiters/Waitresses Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club Palm City, FL Oct 20, 2015 $27,131
Waiter/Waitress Lamington Farm Club LLC NJ May 01, 2013 $27,131

Top Skills for a Informal Waiter/Waitress

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FoodPreparation-ResolveCustomerComplaintsCommunicationTechniquesEditRetrieveDataGarnishMenuItemsCustomerIntoxicationFoodOrdersSalesTaxesMealCostsPresentMenusDailySpecialsCommunicationSkillsMemorizeOrdersCustomerPaymentsOrderSlipsCookingMethodsCustomerIdentificationMinimumAGERequirementsCreditCardMachine

Top Informal Waiter/Waitress Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for informal waiter/waitress jobs include:
  1. Food Preparation
  2. -Resolve Customer Complaints
  3. Communication Techniques Edit
The following examples show how job seekers include the top skills on their resumes:
  • Perform food preparation duties such as preparing salads, appetizers, and cold dishes, portioning desserts, and brewing coffee.
  • Garnished and decorated dishes and beverages in preparation for serving.
  • Present menus to patrons and answer questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request.
  • Prepared checks that listed and totaled meal costs and sales taxes?.
  • Prepared checks that listed and totaled meal costs and sales taxes?.

Customer Intoxication, Communication Skills, Menu Items, Credit Card Machine, Garnish, Food Preparation, Food Orders, Daily Specials, Customer Payments, Memorize Orders, Communication Techniques Edit, Meal Costs, -Resolve Customer Complaints, Minimum AGE Requirements, Sales Taxes, Order Slips, Cooking Methods, Present Menus, Customer Identification, Retrieve Data

Top Informal Waiter/Waitress Employers

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Top 10 Informal Waiter/Waitress Employers

Informal Waiter/Waitress positions seems to be very popular at McAuley Assisted Living where they currently get hired the most.

The data shows that these companies have high demand for Informal Waiter/Waitress candidates:
  1. Imperial Cleaning Concepts
  2. Moriches Bay Diner
  3. Freedom Inn at Ventana Canyon
  4. Texas Roadhouse

In total, 10 firms have active employees for Informal Waiter/Waitress positions.

McAuley Assisted Living, Imperial Cleaning Concepts, Moriches Bay Diner, Freedom Inn at Ventana Canyon, Texas Roadhouse, Wah Wong, Showtime Networks, Neyow's Creole Caf, Uno Chicago Grill, Lafettas

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