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Career and Education Opportunities for Waiters

In general, waiters take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Waiter

Waiter video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Waiters check with patrons to insure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to fix any problems. They also remove dishes and glasses from tables or counters, and take them to kitchen for cleaning. Equally important, waiters have to stock service areas with supplies such as coffee and linens. They are often called upon to clean tables or counters after customers have finished dining. They are expected to fill salt and napkin containers. Finally, waiters ready hot and mixed drinks for customers, and chill bottles of wine.

Every day, waiters are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they speak clearly.