Server Job Description Template

This server job description template is ready to be edited and posted to several job boards, or copied, pasted, revised and added to your company career page. It contains the typical responsibilities and qualifications for servers, organized with the most common toward the top. It's easily adaptable for hiring a banquet server, a fine dining waiter or waitress, or food and beverage server.

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Find Your Server

Looking for someone who can meet the fast-paced demands of food service, while maintaining a calm, polite face for customers? This job description sample template will provide you with a useful base to get started. Make it yours by editing and customizing it to suit the particular needs of the job position you are offering.

What does a server do?

A restaurant server takes orders, answers questions about the menu and food, sells the restaurant's food and drinks, takes payment, communicates orders with the kitchen staff, seats customers, and helps with customer service and cleaning. Also known as a waiter or waitress.

Server Job Ad Template

Server - We offer [best 2-3 things you offer applicants].

We are a growing [company type] company based in [company location] that offers its cashiers [best 3-5 things you offer applicants].

The Company: [Company name] is [detail about your company a food server will like] and [second detail about your company] and is known for providing [something your company is known for].

  • Our restaurant [detail about your restaurant or work space a food server will like].

  • We believe in [something your company believes that applicants will like].

The Job Position: We’re looking for a restaurant server with a [requirement such as a high school diploma, previous waiting experience, etc. - see our list below] and [another requirement]. Servers start at [dollar amount] per year. 

  • We offer [benefit you offer employees].

  • We also [another benefit you offer].

The Location: [Company name] offices are located in [city, state]. This is are is a great place to live because, [reason 1], [reason 2], [reason 3].

Why Should You Apply?

  • [Reason 1 - ex: Great tips.]

  • [Reason 2 - ex: Positive work environment.]

  • [Reason 3 - ex: Menu customers love.]

  • [Reason 4 - ex: Opportunities for advancement.]

Why does this job ad work?

You may have noticed that Betterteam's free job description template isn't like others you'll see posted to job boards. 

We’ve written a lot of job ads, and have learned that when they treat applicants like customers, focusing on specific details meant to sell applicants on the position, they do much better than the typical bullet list of responsibilities and duties. 

Server Skills and Requirements to Include in Your Job Posting

Need to screen more applicants out of the process so you can focus on the most hireable? Here are skills and qualifications we see often added to this job posting.

  • Experience providing excellent customer service in a fast-paced environment.
  • A positive attitude and ability work well under pressure with bussers, cooks and other staff.
  • Able to perform high quality work while unsupervised.
  • Able to handle money accurately and operate a point-of-sale system.
  • High school diploma.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and deliver orders in a timely manner.

Customize this Server Job Ad for Your Business

Wondering how to get all the details asked you to fill in in the template above? Talk to your employees and ask them what they most like about working at your company, in this position and location.

Additional Server Tasks, Responsibilities and Duties:

We try to limit these in our job ads, but sometimes listing them is necessary for screening. Here are typical tasks, responsibilities, and duties of a server. The first bullet point is the primary responsibility.

  • Take food and drink orders from customers accurately and with a positive attitude.
  • Write patrons' food orders on order slips, memorize orders, or enter orders into computers for transmittal to kitchen staff.
  • Engage with customers in a friendly manner.
  • Knowledge of the menu, with ability to make suggestions.
  • Ensure tables are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems.
  • Collect payments from tables.
  • Prepare checks that itemize and total meal costs and sales taxes.
  • Help food preparation staff when necessary.

Average Server Salary - What You Should Expect To Pay

Waiters and waitresses are in the most demand in Florida, Georgia and California. Medium sized cities tend to pay best for this position, followed by large cities. 

  • Large City: $22,400
  • Medium City: $24,000
  • College/Small Town: $22,800

Server - Template

Are you able to work in a fast-paced environment, while keeping your calm and maintaining a polite attitude? You might just be the server we're looking for. 

Responsibilities:

  • Take food and drink orders from customers accurately and with a positive attitude.
  • Write patrons' food orders on order slips, memorize orders, or enter orders into computers for transmittal to kitchen staff.
  • Engage with customers in a friendly manner.
  • Knowledge of the menu, with ability to make suggestions.
  • Ensure customers are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems.
  • Collect payments from customers.
  • Prepare checks that itemize and total meal costs and sales taxes.

Qualifications:

  • Able to safely lift and easily maneuver trays of food frequently.
  • Willing to follow instructions and ask questions for clarification if needed.
  • Able to work in a busy restaurant environment.
  • Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours).