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Job Title: Waiter

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and friendly waiter to join our team. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and have a passion for food and beverage service. The waiter will be responsible for taking orders, serving food and drinks, and ensuring customer satisfaction.


  • Take orders from customers and input them into the POS system
  • Ensure accuracy of orders and communicate any special requests to the kitchen
  • Serve food and drinks to customers in a timely and efficient manner
  • Check on customers throughout their meal to ensure satisfaction
  • Clear tables and reset them for the next customer
  • Handle cash and credit card transactions and make change accurately
  • Assist with opening and closing duties as needed


  • Previous experience as a waiter or in a similar customer service role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Waiter

What is the best way to find and hire a Waiter near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Waiter applicants. Employers posting their Waiter job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Waiter applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Waiter are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 7 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Waiter positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Waiter role?
SMS has 93% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Waiter job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Waiters are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 120% 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 Waiter 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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