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Waiter Job Description

A waiter is a person who is employed in a dinning establishment to bring food and drink to their customers. They perform tasks such as welcoming guests, describing menu items to them, taking their orders, serving drinks/foods to them as ordered, and clearing their tables when they are done.

A waiter should be quick, friendly, helpful, polite and good at serving people. They should have good memory and the ability to communicate effectively. They should also have stamina to stand on their feet and attend to guests, and to carry trays of food or drinks from the kitchen to the dining areas.

What does a Waiter do?

Waiters may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Waiters may work shifts that include evenings, late nights and weekends. They work in the dining areas of restaurants, hotels, and other eating places. They may spend much of the day on their feet, and may work in noisy conditions.

What is Required to Become a Waiter?

No formal education or previous work experience is required to become a waiter/waitress, as training is done on the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Waiters need to have:


Alternative Careers

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