Your resume for a cocktail waitress position will be the first point of contact with your prospective employer.

It is a summary of your academics, employment history and personal experiences. When writing your resume, mention your customer service and hospitality skills along with relevant experiences.

In your resume, focus on your professional interests and arrange your qualifications in support of your career goals and objectives in keeping with the requirements of employer.

Complete your résumé by shortly describing your specific skills and experiences related to position. In addition, write an eye-catching cocktail waitress cover letter to introduce your resume.

Related: Cocktail Waitress Resume Example


Cocktail Waitress Resume Example


 Mary Brown

 698 Example Street, Sandia, TX 65987
Contact #, Email Address

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as a Cocktail Waitress with ABC Restaurant where a strong dedication to the total satisfaction of guests and a high degree of enthusiasm could be completely utilized.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS (Other qualifications of waitress)
• Over 5 years’ work experience in hospitality arena
• Track record of interacting effectively with people of different backgrounds
• In-depth knowledge of food and beverage industry rules and regulations
• Highly skilled in greeting guests and fulfilling their orders
• Sound knowledge of the point of sales systems and menu abbreviations
• Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
• Able to tactfully foster relationships with employees and guests
• Demonstrated ability to learn new tasks quickly
• Working Knowledge of cocktail tray and food service
• Strong command over speaking, reading and writing English

• In the role of a cocktail waitress, initiated new methods of serving that reduced time by one-third
• Promoted to higher position with extra responsibilities and a 20% increase in salary
• Awarded considerable pay bonus for handling angry guests


Sandia Resort – Sandia, TX | May 2010 – Present

Cocktail Waitress
• Anticipate and reply to guests’ queries and needs
• Sell beverages and other menu items
• Take orders from guests
• Remove unclean glasses, dishes and ashtrays from tables
• Keep area and tables clean and wipe
• Pass orders to bar through Point of Sales system
• Deliver F&B items through large crowds

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants – Philadelphia, PA | Jan 2009 – May 2010

Food Runner/Cocktail Waitress
• Delivered food to the guests promptly with the proper temperature
• Deposited dishes properly in the specific area
• Stocked bussing stations
• Cleaned stations and swept floor by means of different tools
• Performed buffet set-up and refill
• Cleaned and set tables to restaurant standards
• Emptied all trash containers

Diploma: City High School, Sandia, TX – 2008

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES (See detailed skills for waitress resume)
• Able to work under flexible schedule
• Profound ability to work late hours
• Open-mindedness of all cultures, music and art forms
• Experience in cash handling

Current Diver’s License – Texas

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