Waitress Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Waitress

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


  • Take customer orders and relay them to the kitchen staff
  • Serve food and drinks to customers
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by checking in with them throughout their meal
  • Handle customer complaints and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Process payments and make change accurately
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Assist with opening and closing duties as needed


  • Previous experience as a waitress or in a similar role preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Waitress

What is the best way to find and hire a Waitress near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Waitress applicants. Employers posting their Waitress job on Indeed get about 19 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Waitress applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Waitress 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 21 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Waitress positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Waitress role?
SMS has 92% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Waitress job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Waitresses are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 191% 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 Waitress 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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