Servers and bartenders usually work at the same job within the food service industry. They are expected to greet customers as they enter, anticipate their needs and strive to fulfill them. They take customers’ orders and then ensure that they are filled appropriately.

They also take customers’ beverage orders and fulfill all orders in a manner befitting excellent customer services.

The following is a cover letter sample for the position of a Server / bartender which you may use as a template when applying for this position.


Server / Bartender Cover Letter Example



89 Far West Drive
Bismarck, ND 99992
Cell: (911) 999-9994

May 20, 2013

Mr. Derek Millard
Manager Human Resources
Hilton Suites
48 Langdon Avenue
Bismarck, ND 67499


Dear Mr. Millard:

Working in the food and beverage industry is full of surprises and it is this “a new day everyday” element that has attracted me to apply for the position of a Server / Bartender at Hilton Suites. With a great passion for guest service and a demonstrated ability to deliver personalized attention to all customers, I can go beyond your expectations.

In keeping with your requirements given in the advertisement, I offer you the following attributes:
• Highly skilled in preparing and serving cocktails orders in a timely manner
• Well versed in maintaining cleanliness of bar and storage areas
• Able to operate the point of sales system
• Proficient in stocking and ordering supplies
• Adept at placing glasses to make attractive display

Apart from serving food and beverages, I can also handle cash and credit card transactions. Furthermore, I am able to make sure that I check a customer’s identification for age appropriateness whenever I feel that a customer might not be of the right age to drink.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs and how my capabilities can meet them. Thank you for your time in looking through this letter and the enclosed resume. I anticipate meeting you for a one to one meeting soon.



Elvis Hiram

Enc. Resume