Waiters are essentially the first contact of customers when they enter in a hospitality setting. They welcome customers, seat them and take orders, and ensure that customers feel comfortable and served in a manner that portrays exemplary hospitality and customer services. Waiters are also expected to calculate bills, present them to customers and take payment through cash/credit cards which is why they need to possess good mathematical skills.

Waiters need to be especially vigilant when building their resumes as they work in an industry that does not tolerate negligence. Therefore, skills in food service provision are highlighted properly in a waiter resume.

Below is a resume sample that highlights a waiter’s experience and qualifications in the food service industry. If you have less or no experience, you may use this entry level waiter resume sample.


Sample Waiter Resume with Experience


Hugh Jack

170 Mark Avenue | Gallup, NM 77999 | (999) 999-9999 | hugh @ email . com

❖❖ WAITER ❖❖

Performance Summary: Dynamic and enthusiastic individual with 11 years’ demonstrated success working as a waiter and server within diverse hospitality environments. Track record of communicating clearly and positively with customers to facilitate flawless order placement. A team-player who enjoys working with hospitality staff to attain the goals collaboratively. Proven record of managing a large volume of customers and handling stressful situations in a fast paced environment. Particularly effective in mixing and serving drinks. Bilingual: English/Spanish.


● Guest reception● Table setting● Safe food handling
● Making suggestions● Taking/relaying orders● Work area cleanliness
● Answering questions● Payment collection● Sales record maintenance


Panini, Gallup, NM                                                            Mar 2006 – Present

• Welcome guests and seat them in keeping with their preferences
• Offer menus and provide suggestions when requested
• Serve welcome drinks
• Take orders and relay to kitchen in an accurate manner
• Ensure order accuracy before delivery to the customer
• Deliver orders and ask for feedback during and after meals
• Mix and serve drinks as requested
• Provide customers with information on daily specials
• Explain how menu items are prepared when requested
• Remove dishes and ensure that tables are bussed appropriately
• Prepare and serve special dishes on the table when needed

Key Accomplishments
• Developed recurring business constantly by maintaining meaningful relationships with restaurant patrons
• Increased restaurant patronage by 22% by ensuring that customers’ expectations were exceeded continuously

Jeremy Restaurant – Brandywine, MD                                   May 2002 – Mar 2006

• Carried orders from the kitchen to customers’ tables
• Served welcome drinks and other beverages
• Laid tables with dishware, flatware and table cloths
• Cleared and cleaned tables on an ongoing basis
• Carried soiled dishes to the kitchen
• Assisted in washing dishes when required

Key Accomplishments
• Managed 17 hour long shifts without making mistakes or appearing tired
• Attained Employee of the Year award in 2011


G.E.D | St. Mary’s High School – Brandywine, MD