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Job Title: Wait Staff

Job Summary: We are seeking a friendly and efficient Wait Staff to join our team. The Wait Staff will be responsible for taking orders, serving food and beverages, and ensuring customer satisfaction. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and have a passion for providing exceptional customer service.


  • Take customer orders and relay them to the kitchen staff
  • Serve food and beverages to customers
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by checking in with customers and addressing any concerns
  • Handle cash and credit card transactions accurately
  • Set up and clean tables and dining areas
  • Assist with opening and closing duties as needed


  • Prior experience as a Wait Staff or in a similar role preferred
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Basic math skills for handling cash and credit card transactions

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and reach

Work Environment:

  • Fast-paced restaurant environment
  • Noise level may be moderate to high
  • Exposure to hot and cold temperatures

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Salary: Competitive hourly wage plus tips

Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off, employee discounts

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Wait Staff

What is the best way to find and hire a Wait Staff near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Wait Staff applicants. Employers posting their Wait Staff job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Wait Staff applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Wait Staff are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 17 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Wait Staff positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Wait Staff role?
SMS has 93% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Wait Staff job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Wait Staffs are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 179% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Wait Staff applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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