Server Job Description Sample

With this Server job description sample, you can get a good idea of what employers are looking for when hiring for this position. Remember though, every employer is different and each will have unique qualifications when they hire for their Server position.

Job Summary

We are seeking a personable server to join our team. In this position, you will create an intimate and high-quality dining experience for guests. You will answer customers’ questions, assist them with their choices, take their orders, and deliver their meals with a smile. We are looking for a candidate who is warm, and calm under pressure, and who knows how to be a team player and works with urgency throughout the shift.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greet tables promptly
  • Answer questions about menu items
  • Accurately take customer orders and relay them to the kitchen staff
  • Facilitate filling drink orders with the bar
  • Gracefully suggest/upsell additional menu items, such as desserts and drinks
  • Offer special assistance to patrons with specific needs, such as highchairs for children
  • Memorize the menu for on-demand recitation and questions about ingredients
  • Operate the drink fountain and coffee station
  • Use the POS system to accurately calculate the patron’s bill
  • Sidework
  • Closeout all checks at the end of every shift

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • 1+ years wait staff experience preferred
  • Basic math skills
  • Willingness to work weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Familiarity with restaurant POS software a plus
  • Ability to thrive in an active, noisy, and demanding environment
  • Interest in shift work