Restaurant Waitress Resume Sample and Writing Guide

Updated on: August 4, 2020
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Applying for a waitress position will require you to create a resume that meets the employers’ expectations on all levels. That is because recruiters always want to hire passionate waitresses.

In order to create a good resume for a restaurant waitress job, you have to view the job description provided by the employer. After that, create your resume in keeping with the employers’ needs.

It must be remembered that you should send a restaurant waitress cover letter, along with your resume.

A sample resume for a restaurant waitress is given below for you to take ideas from:

Frank Gibson
1500 Brooklawn Drive, Brookings, SD 89712
(000) 322-1232
frankgib @email.com


RESTAURANT WAITRESS

SUMMARY
Customer service-oriented waitress with a proven track record of increasing customer base by effectively servicing patrons in the busy hospitality environments. A team player with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. Ability to take and follow directions precisely. Bilingual: English/Spanish.

HIGHLIGHTS
– Greeting guests
– Offering appropriate seats
– Taking orders
– Suggesting menu items
– Providing ongoing meal services

CORE COMPETENCIES
– Suggestive Selling – Reservations
– Portioning – Inventory Control
– Order Preparation – Tables cleaning
– Service Areas Stocking – Garnishing
– Wine Recommendation – Sanitation

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Increased the restaurant’s customer base from 1500 to 2200 within 6 months, following dedicated customer services which were made famous by word of mouth
  • Decreased food wastage by 50% by suggesting appropriate portioning of platter dishes
  • Handled order taking for 150 customers within 3 hours during an especially busy day
  • Reduced supplies inventory cost by suggesting liaison with a local supplier
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Restaurant Waitress
HYATT, Brookings, SD
(6/2018 – Present)

  • Greet 80+ customers per shift and offer them seat according to their preference
  • Present menus and suggest menu items according to their specific tastes and requirements
  • Suggest wine and beverage
  • Take and record orders and provide customers with a delivery timeline
  • Relay orders to the kitchen through POS
  • Serve orders to tables
  • Keep an eye on the needs of patrons during the meal
  • Provide customers with bills and process their payments

Restaurant Waitress
CITY RESTAURANT, Brookings, SD
(8/2014 – 6/2018)

  • Ensured that appropriate portioning has been done before serving to customers
  • Served orders and inquire into customers’ needs for additional beverages or food items
  • Bussed tables and banquet spreads and ensured that all condiments are available
  • Ensured proper cleanliness and maintenance of the restaurant, including cleaning tables and chairs

Server
CAPTAIN COOK’S, Brookings, SD
(1/2008 – 8/2014)

  • Poured water and refilled glasses during the dining procedures
  • Served food items and took orders for additional food or beverage items
  • Ensured that the condiments station was constantly restocked and provided alerts for low stock levels

EDUCATION
High School Diploma
BROOK HIGH SCHOOL, Brookings, SD

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
– POS System
– MS Office and Excel
– Internet, EMail and Social Media





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