Waiters serve food and drinks to guests in hotels, restaurants, clubs and similar establishments.
Duties & Tasks
Waiters may perform the following tasks:take restaurant reservationsset tables with clean linen or place mats, cutlery, crockery and glasseswelcome and seat customers and hand menus to themtalk to guests about the menu and drinks and recommend combinationsin some cases promote local produce and attractions to visitors from interstate and overseastake customers' orders and pass them to kitchen staff or bar attendantsserve food and drinkscarve meatmake up bills and present them to customershandle money or credit cardsclear 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 good memory 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.