Waiters serve food and drinks to guests in hotels, restaurants, clubs and similar establishments.
Duties & Tasks
Waiters may perform the following tasks:take restaurant reservations
set tables with clean linen or place mats, cutlery, crockery and glasses
welcome and seat customers and hand menus to them
talk to guests about the menu and drinks and recommend combinations
in some cases promote local produce and attractions to visitors from interstate and overseas
take customers' orders and pass them to kitchen staff or bar attendants
serve food and drinks
make up bills and present them to customers
handle money or credit cards
clear tables and return dishes and cutlery to kitchens.
Waiters often work split shifts and in the evenings, and on weekends and public holidays. They spend long periods on their feet and may have to deal with difficult customers. Uniforms may be supplied by employers.
neat personal appearance
a high level of personal hygiene
good communication skills
polite and patient
friendly and efficient
enjoy working with people
able to work as part of a team
able to handle money
able to cope with the physical demands of the job.