How to be a restaurant server

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Restaurant servers are some of the most important people in restaurants. They bring food to the customers and make sure customers enjoy their meal. Find what you need to know about becoming a restaurant server.

Restaurant servers are some of the most important people in restaurants. They bring food to the customers and make sure customers enjoy their meal. Find what you need to know about becoming a restaurant server.

A restaurant server taking orders from customers

A restaurant server taking orders from customers

What is a restaurant server?

What is a restaurant server?

A restaurant server is the person who serves food and drinks to customers in a restaurant. Most people use the terms “waiter” and “waitress” when they are talking about restaurant servers.

A restaurant server is the person who serves food and drinks to customers in a restaurant. Most people use the terms “waiter” and “waitress” when they are talking about restaurant servers.

Some people who are servers are in their teenage years or 20s. They may be in school or just starting their careers. 그러나, servers can be people of all ages. You might choose to be a restaurant server because you have a part=time job and want more money. Some people may do this work when they are searching for other jobs.

Some people who are servers are in their teenage years or 20s. They may be in school or just starting their careers. However, servers can be people of all ages. You might choose to be a restaurant server because you have a part=time job and want more money. Some people may do this work when they are searching for other jobs.

Being a server is an honorable job. Some people choose to be servers their whole life. Being a server is also one of the best ways to start a career in the restaurant industry.

Being a server is an honorable job. Some people choose to be servers their whole life. Being a server is also one of the best ways to start a career in the restaurant industry.

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About the job

What can you expect in the job of restaurant server?

What can you expect in the job of restaurant server?

Duties of a restaurant server

Duties of a restaurant server

A restaurant server’s main duty is to serve the customer. He or she also works with other staff at the restaurant. 때로는, servers may help out in the kitchen if the restaurant is very busy.

A restaurant server’s main duty is to serve the customer. He or she also works with other staff at the restaurant. Sometimes, servers may help out in the kitchen if the restaurant is very busy.

Duties include:

Duties include:

  • Greeting customers and taking them to their seats
  • Listening to orders and writing them down
  • Carrying food and drinks to the customers
  • Memorizing the menu and special food items of the day
  • Checking with customers to see if they need anything
  • Cleaning up tables after customers leave
  • Cleaning up spills and broken dishes and glasses
  • Making sure there are enough supplies
  • Greeting customers and taking them to their seats
  • Listening to orders and writing them down
  • Carrying food and drinks to the customers
  • Memorizing the menu and special food items of the day
  • Checking with customers to see if they need anything
  • Cleaning up tables after customers leave
  • Cleaning up spills and broken dishes and glasses
  • Making sure there are enough supplies

Watch a video about how to be a good restaurant server

Watch a video about how to be a good restaurant server

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Workplace

Restaurants servers can work in many different types of restaurants. Some may be casual and offer cheap food. Some servers work in expensive restaurants with fancy food. If you work in an expensive restaurant you might make more money. No matter where you work, you will be working with a busy team. You will be standing and walking most of the day.

Restaurants servers can work in many different types of restaurants. Some may be casual and offer cheap food. Some servers work in expensive restaurants with fancy food. If you work in an expensive restaurant you might make more money. No matter where you work, you will be working with a busy team. You will be standing and walking most of the day.

Salary

Salary

A restaurant server earns about $25,000 per year. Their earnings come in wages and tips (extra money from customers). The hourly wages are usually very low, and servers make most of their money in tips. Most people leave 15% of the bill in tips. They may leave less or more depending on what they thought of your service. If you are good at your job, you will earn more tips.

A restaurant server earns about $25,000 per year. Their earnings come in wages and tips (extra money from customers). The hourly wages are usually very low, and servers make most of their money in tips. Most people leave 15% of the bill in tips. They may leave less or more depending on what they thought of your service. If you are good at your job, you will earn more tips.

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About the person

What kind of person makes a good restaurant server? If you enjoy serving others, being a server is a good job for you. You will be talking to staff and customers most of the day, so the job also suits friendly people.

What kind of person makes a good restaurant server? If you enjoy serving others, being a server is a good job for you. You will be talking to staff and customers most of the day, so the job also suits friendly people.

Restaurant servers must be friendly even when they are tired or when customers are rude. Customers might tell you to hurry or that you are not doing a good job. No matter what they say, servers must stay calm and try to smile. Servers also need to be organized as they do many things at once.

Restaurant servers must be friendly even when they are tired or when customers are rude. Customers might tell you to hurry or that you are not doing a good job. No matter what they say, servers must stay calm and try to smile. Servers also need to be organized as they do many things at once.

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Qualities you should have

  • Patience
  • Good memory
  • Cleanliness
  • Being on time
  • Positive personality
  • Good listener
  • Good communication
  • Energetic
  • Patience
  • Good memory
  • Cleanliness
  • Being on time
  • Positive personality
  • Good listener
  • Good communication
  • Energetic

해야 하는 기술

Skills you will need

  • Customer service
  • Basic math skills
  • Formal table service skills (for some restaurants)
  • Customer service
  • Basic math skills
  • Formal table service skills (for some restaurants)

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Get qualified

What training, certification and experience do restaurant servers need?

What training, certification and experience do restaurant servers need?

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Training

You do not need training to become a restaurant server in casual restaurants. You will need training in formal serving skills forfine dining” 레스토랑. After you are hired, you will probably be trained on kitchen safety and food handling.

You do not need training to become a restaurant server in casual restaurants. You will need training in formal serving skills for “fine dining” restaurants. After you are hired, you will probably be trained on kitchen safety and food handling.

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Certification

If you are working at a high-end restaurant, they may want you to have a high school diploma.

If you are working at a high-end restaurant, they may want you to have a high school diploma.

일부 주에서는, you will need a food handling certificate called an ANSI Accreditation for Food Safety. ANSI 인증 프로그램을 찾이 필요 합니다.. 이러한 공인된 프로그램 중 하나입니다. ServSafe, 국립 레스토랑 협회에 의해 실행 되는. 하지만 다른 많은 공인 프로그램. 귀하의 국가 또는 온라인 식품 안전 인증서에 식품 안전 클래스 찾기.

In some states, you will need a food handling certificate called an ANSI Accreditation for Food Safety. You will need to find an ANSI-accredited program. One of these accredited programs is ServSafe, which is run by the National Restaurant Association. But there are many other accredited programs. Find food safety classes in your state or online food safety certificates.

Experience

Experience

If you have prior experience in restaurants, you will find it easy to get a job as a restaurant server. 그러나, you can often get a job without any experience if you show you are reliable and eager to learn.

If you have prior experience in restaurants, you will find it easy to get a job as a restaurant server. However, you can often get a job without any experience if you show you are reliable and eager to learn.

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