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Restaurant Server

Restaurant Server job overview

Restaurant servers are responsible for creating a positive dining experience in a friendly and efficient manner at food establishments. They take guests' orders, serve their food and drinks, and promptly remove used dinnerware from tables. Servers ensure that customers have a pleasant dining experience by meeting and welcoming guests as soon as they are seated, giving menu recommendations, and frequently checking on customers to ensure satisfaction with meals and beverages. This profession requires exceptional customer service abilities, courtesy, and excellent interpersonal skills. Servers must be available to work a flexible schedule that includes all shifts, including weekends and holidays. Servers operate in a team atmosphere with other servers, bartenders, and kitchen personnel and are supervised by the restaurant manager or shift manager.

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Restaurant Server job summary

Our busy restaurant is looking for servers with a friendly smile and a cheerful customer service attitude to set the tone for our guests to enjoy their dining experience with us. You will serve our guests in the restaurant by ensuring that they are seated promptly, their orders are taken, prepared, and served timely, and that tables are cleaned and ready for the next guests. Our ideal candidate maintains a friendly and courteous demeanor toward our guests and coworkers while providing exceptional customer service to our guests. This position is ideal for you if you enjoy interacting with others and have a strong sense of responsibility. If this describes you, apply now!


Ashburn, VA
Restaurant Server responsibilities
  • Welcome customers upon arrival and promptly seat them, take food and beverage orders from diners, serve meals, and meet any special requirements or requests
  • Establish a full knowledge of menu items, ingredients, and daily specials to respond to client inquiries and make recommendations
  • Accept correct payment from guests and guarantee the accuracy of the guest check and manner of payment to protect both the client and the business from any transaction mistakes
  • Participate in pre-shift and department meetings to gain a thorough grasp of all products, services, and facility activities
  • Perform all restocking and cleaning activities as directed, including opening and closing duties
Restaurant Server qualifications
  • Educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent GED certification
  • Previous experience working in food service is preferred
  • Proven customer service experience with a strong guest-focused mentality
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with customers and other team members
Restaurant Server compensation

$37,080 (National Average)

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