How to Hire a Restaurant Server

Does your growing business need a restaurant server? Restaurant Servers can help your company increase sales and customer satisfaction.

Here are some tips to help you find great restaurant server candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Restaurant Servers search for Jobs on Indeed*

1,684,781

job seekers clicked on restaurant server jobs

785,403

resumes from job seekers with restaurant server experience on Indeed

65,999

restaurant server jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $10.88 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$26.70 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$26.70

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Restaurant Server?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your customer’s experience. A great restaurant server hire can help your business improve its menu and come up with new drink options. A restaurant server can create a great atmosphere for a customer to enjoy their meal which will get them to come back.

• Better customer service
• Increased sales
• More consistent customers

Skills to look for in a great Restaurant Server

A great restaurant server candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Great memorization skills
• Take care of customer problems
• Communication skills
• Good listening ability
• Great energy

Writing a Restaurant Server job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified restaurant server candidates. A restaurant server job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for restaurant server jobs, such as:

• Server
• Waiter
• Waitress

Interviewing Restaurant Server candidates

Strong candidates for restaurant server positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How do you deal with a wrong order
• What is great service to you
• How do you deal with a rude customer

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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