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A server takes and delivers customer's orders in a food service setting. They play a huge part in making a dining experience enjoyable for their customers and are the face of the restaurant they work in. Servers are also responsible for clearing tables and ensuring that diners enjoy a pleasant and welcoming environment. It is a fast-paced role that usually requires staff to be on their feet for most of their shifts.
Depending on where they work, Servers can expect to perform a range of duties including:
If you enjoy working with the public and want a job that's different every day, then working as a Server can be hugely rewarding. Restaurants are usually fast-paced environments that encourage teamwork, so Servers often have a network of friends at work, which can make working as a Server an enjoyable and social job.
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Servers can work anywhere that serves food, and there are plenty of opportunities for those who want to work in food service. Most Servers work in restaurants or diners, from large national chains to small independent businesses. There are other places that serve food that require Servers including cafeterias, hospitals, hotels and special events.