A Bar Server Resume should focus on your hospitality experience, customer service and communication skills, and knowledge of industry standards. Even if the resort, restaurant or bar to which you are thinking to apply has a manual application form that can be printed, it is still a good practice to include a typed resume that includes a section for your summary of qualifications, accomplishments, education, experience and specialized skills.

The following sample resume for a bar server position is designed in keeping with the current resume trends. This example contains all the information which employers seek in a bar server. You may modify it as per job requirements and your skills.


Bar Server Resume Sample


Ciara Smith

58 Example 5th Street | Beverly Hills, CA 65228 | Contact # | Email Address


Bringing expertise in providing prompt and courteous service to the patrons to maximize the number of returning guests and increase revenue.

• 6+ years’ progressive experience in hospitality industry
• Profound ability to greet customers, guide them to their seats, and hand them bar menu
• Highly skilled in serving food and drinks to customers
• Proven ability to set tables for new customers
• Well-versed in replenishing and stocking service stations, cabinets, and tables
• Hands-on experience in preparing and cleaning assigned work areas
• Demonstrated ability to clean tables and dining areas
• Able to respond customers’ questions regarding menu items and specials

• Designed and implemented new serving strategy that increased efficiency 25%
• Server of the month – May 2015


Thomas Keller Restaurant Group – Beverly Hills, CA | May 2012 – Present
Bar Server

• Welcome guests and take beverage and food orders in a quick and professional manner
• Serve cocktails and menu items to patrons
• Carry out pre and post-shift side-work
• Stock and replenish service station
• Fold and stack cocktail napkins
• Complete customer payment transactions in accordance with cash and charge procedures
• Clear and clean bar area and tables in a timely and efficient manner

The Great American Steamboat Company – Memphis, TN | Mar 2010 – May 2012
Server Assistant

• Coordinated with Bartender and kitchen staff for ordering and receipt of food and beverages
• Assisted Bartender in preparation of fruits and garnishes
• Monitored and anticipated guests’ needs
• Cleaned and wiped down walls, windows, stools, tables, chairs, mirrors, and floors

• Babysitter – ABC Agency, Memphis, TN – Summer 2009
• [Mention non-relevant employments here]

St Anthony’s Public Schools, Memphis, TN – 2009
High School Diploma

• Excellent communication skills
• Great attention to detail
• MS Word and Excel
• POS System