Restaurant Server Resume Example

Updated on February 4, 2016


Looking for a good resume sample for a restaurant server position is like looking for a needle in a haystack. It is difficult, no doubt. Difficult but not impossible. You just need to know what to look out for. Applying for a job is tricky as it is; you don’t want to be stuck at the first level – the resume writing one. Researching the best resume samples can be tricky but if you know what it is that want to put in your resume, research should be a cinch.

Here is what a well-written resume should contain:


Restaurant Server Resume Example


Aiden Hall

778 Cypress Road ● La Place, LA 65985 ● (000) 121-4342 ● aidhal @ email . com


Performance Profile: Customer service-oriented individual with 6+ years’ vast experience in providing waitressing services in a restaurant environment. Highly developed skills in order taking, along with deep insight into managing customer complaints and providing viable solutions.

• Demonstrated ability to deal with patrons in an attentive, friendly and service-oriented manner
• Special talent for providing suggestions based on each patron’s specific tastes
• Effectively able to handle bartending and bussing duties, with special focus on providing quality services
• Successful in suggestive selling to meet the restaurant’s financial goals


• Upselling• Bussing• Banquet Setup
• Conflict Resolution• Dining Process Maintenance• Replenishment
• Payment Handling• Food Preparation• Cleaning and Sanitation
• Special Order Preparation• Inventory Support• Reservations Handling


THE RITTENHOUSE, La Place, LA (May 2013 – Present)
Restaurant Server

• Greet patrons and ask them for their sitting preference
• Escort customers or patrons to their tables and present menus
• Provide information of daily specials and any deals that the restaurant may be offering
• Suggest menu items according to each patron’s taste and liking
• Take and record orders for food items and beverages and provide customers with delivery timelines
• Relay orders to the kitchen and follow up on them to ensure timely delivery
• Fill water glasses and serve food and beverages to customers
• Inquire into preferences for additional orders and record orders appropriately
• Assist in the preparation of bills and process cash and credit card payments
• Clean and bus tables before and after customers arrive and ensure that all restaurant areas are kept clean

Key Accomplishments
• Increased customer base by 36% by suggesting incorporation of children’s meals in the menu
• Handled the POS for an entire month (without any formal training) during the absence of the cashier

ST. PETER’S HIGH SCHOOL, La Place, LA (Jan 2010 – May 2013)
Cafeteria Assistant

• Took and recorded orders for food items and beverages and ensured that they were relayed to the kitchen area
• Followed up on relayed orders to ensure timely delivery and served orders to students and staff members after ensuring their accuracy
• Cleaned tables and chairs and made sure that they were properly placed
• Ascertained the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the restaurant area
• Provided food preparation assistance during rush hours or in instances of staff shortages

Key Accomplishments
• Performed serving work for 250 guests in 2 different gatherings in at the restaurant
• Received the Best Employee award 3 times in a row following exceptional customer services, commended by

ST. PETER’S HIGH SCHOOL, La Place, LA – 2009
High School Diploma

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