Sample Food Server Resume

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In order to create a sample food server resume, understanding the qualifications and skills necessary for the position are critical.

TIP: When seeking a food server position, be sure to note all the qualifications listed in the job posting and include them in your resume.

Typical qualifications for a food server:

  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Work flexible hours.
  • Motivated.
  • Provide excellent customer experiences.
  • Ability to make quick decisions and solve problems.
  • Team Player.

Rita Smith

1220 Main Avenue

Reston, VA 23222

Phone: (703) 555-1111


Professional Profile

Motivated food server seeks restaurant position with potential for advancement. Excellent customer relation and team building skills. Natural leader with ability to motivate others and provide superb service.


PICCOLA'S PIZZERIA - Reston, VA (2004-Present)

Food Server

  • Provide excellent patron experiences through phenomenal customer service, evidenced by high number of regular patrons requesting to sit in my section.
  • Consistently exceed sales goals by effectively managing sections and multi-tasking.
  • Recognized as "Lead Server" which includes mentoring and training new servers, as well as accounting for all waitstaff sales and receipts at least three shifts weekly.
  • Thorough knowledge of restaurant systems and procedures.
  • Rewarded "Most Valuable Team Player" award by peers, 4th quarter 2013.
  • Developed process to efficiently deliver food to tables, which was later implemented by management.
  • Recommend changes to management based on patron requests, including adding limited-time dessert item to regular menu.

RESTON HOSPITAL CENTER - Reston, VA (2002-2004)


  • Provided compassionate care to post-surgery patients by bringing water, extra pillows, food trays, and magazines.
  • Worked as cashier in gift shop requiring ability to make change, and account for all sales at end of shift.
  • Assisted nurses with non-medical patient needs.


George Mason University

Working towards Bachelor of Arts degree in English

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