A resume for server position is a snapshot of applicant’s skills, qualifications, achievements and experiences in the hospitality and food industry. Whether you have prior experience or not, a well-written resume has the power to convince the hiring committee that you possess a lot of skills to contribute and would be a good addition to their hospitality team.

Many candidates believe that the longer is their resume (with full of irrelevant and junk information), the better their chances of interview and employment are. In actual fact, this is not true. Overstuffed resumes often become very tiresome to read and most employers do not look at them very favorably. Therefore, your resume need to be written simply on one page, with just the pertinent and required amount of information in it.

Look at the following examples which will guide you how to write a great resume for server position.


Server Resume Sample 1



 John Doe

 520 Harley Street • Buford, GA 48222
(005) 333 – 4444, john @ email . com

❖❖ SERVER ❖❖

Summary: Versatile and customer service-oriented hospitality professional with 10+ years’ hands-on experience serving food and beverage at various establishments. Consistently demonstrated extreme level of genuine hospitality and delivered an exceptional dining experience to guests. Known for building strong rapport with patrons to ensure recurring business. Knowledge of various food and beverage ingredients. Active member of the American Culinary Association.


– Order Taking – Menu Presentation – Table Setting
– Cook Assistance – POS/Cash Handling – Bill Collection
– Complaint Processing – Tasks Synchronization – Table Clearing


Food Server | OLIVE GARDEN, Buford, GA | 6/2010 – Present

• Greet guests with a smile and escort them to the table of their choice
• Present menu and answer queries regarding various menu items
• Take and serve food and beverage orders
• Ensure the correctness of order before serving
• Monitor the guests responses closely for any requirement
• Prepare and issue bills and accept payments
• Clear, clean and set tables and place empty plates and glasses in bus carts
• Arrange plates, glasses, napkins and silverware neatly at table
• Ensure the sanitation and cleanliness of all areas

Key Accomplishments
• Increased sales of beverages by $6000 through appealing display
• Achieved 80% positive feedback ratings form regular customers through demonstration of exceptional food service skills
• Reviewed inventory maintenance mechanism, ensuring 24 hours availability of all food service ingredients

Waiter Helper | FINE DINERS, Buford, GA | 3/2004 – 5/2010

• Folded napkins and set tables when guests left
• Ensured provision of timely service to all guests
• Resolved table, food and beverage issues
• Displayed ready to eat items creatively
• Assisted in kitchen prep work and dishwashing


Diploma in Food Service | CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Buford, GA – 2004

Superior references available


Server Resume Sample 2



Ivan Clayton

8 Taber Road ♦ Blackfoot, ID 66587 ♦ Cellular: (000) 999-2510 ♦ Email:

CAREER OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as a Server with Old Quay Hotel using superb hospitality and customer service skills to serve patrons efficiently, maximize the number of returning clients and increase profits.

• Over three years’ practical experience working as a Server and Busser
• Quick in providing food, beverages and side orders to patrons
• Highly skilled in table service procedures and etiquette
• Effectively interacts with guests and provides them with excellent dining experience
• Adept at anticipating guests’ needs and ensuring their fulfillment accordingly
• Bilingual: English and Spanish

• Carried out regular server duties along with juggling two events in the restaurant without any associated problems
• Achieved Employee of the Month Award three times in three years following provision of excellent guest services based on guests’ feedback


Bannignto, Blackfoot, ID | May 2011 – Present

• Greet and seat guests as they come in and offer them water
• Ensure all tables and chairs are positioned and cleaned appropriately
• Organize silverware, china, glassware and condiments on the tables
• Assist food servers with carrying trays and serving especially in the event of a large order
• Clean side stations and work areas and keep them organized
• Help kitchen crew when necessary

Starwood Hotels – San Antonio, TX | June 2009 – May 2011

• Stocked all service areas and maintained sufficient supplies throughout meal period
• Sanitized public areas which increased efficiency by 40%
• Cleaned and reset tables
• Assisted with service of beverages
• Transported food trays to dining room

Blackfoot City College – Blackfoot, ID – 2005
Associate of Arts in Hospitality

• Excellent guest service skills
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Great attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to stand for long hours
• Expert in transporting heavy trays