Fine Dining Server resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Energetic Fine Dining Server skillful in hosting group events of more than 10 people. Friendly and charismatic individual with 21 years contributing to mission and overall restaurant success through strong customer service skills. Well-versed in table settings required according to event type and assisting guests in making menu choices. Commended for regularly achieving highest per-night wine sales averages.

Talented Fine Dining Server with a resourceful and flexible nature in the face of diverse guest needs and changing policies and menu items. Adept at taking on any dining room role without skipping a beat. Looking to offer my experience and pursue a challenging new role.

Personable Fine Dining Server with in-depth knowledge of menu items, ingredients and wine pairings. Hospitable and welcoming individual offering years of hands-on experience serving patrons in upscale restaurants in Chicago. Polished in appropriately setting silverware, glassware and napkins and preparing tableside menu items. Customer-oriented individual possessing excellent memorization and customer service skills.

Proficient in steward, runner and waiter roles in upscale dining environments. Familiar with wine pairing recommendations, preparing drinks and serving liquor. Fluent in Englishand Spanish.

Sociable and skilled at operating in fast-paced environments with demanding objectives for sales, service and quality. Enthusiastic team player successful at multitasking and delivering friendly, prompt service to all customers. Well-versed in maintaining clean and orderly tables, making personalized menu recommendations and managing closing duties such as reconciling cash drawers and restocking items to prepare for following shift.

Experienced offering enthusiasm, dedication and exceptional work ethic. Trained in fine dining table and wine service with in-depth knowledge of various cuisine. Highly versatile and adaptable to fast-paced, changing restaurant environments with discerning customers and high standards.

High-energy and skilled at welcoming guests, maintaining entrances and balancing server loads to optimize operations. Smoothly makes reservations, coordinate events and monitors routine dining room activities. Collaborative, hardworking and efficient in prioritizing and handling simultaneous tasks to promote positive dining experiences for guests.

solid background in food service and history tackling various tasks to support team. Knowledgeable about safe food handling and order taking with high standards for organization and cleanliness. Successful at offering speedy assistance to maximize customer satisfaction.

Hardworking with proven relationship-building and time management skills in fast-paced restaurant environments. Successful at handling tables of all sizes with accuracy and impeccable service skills. Strives to meet customer needs, drive satisfaction and promote long-term loyalty in food and beverage industry. Intelligent and focused with in-depth knowledge of current menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods. Punctual and communicative individual driven to exceed sales goals and build long-term, loyal relationships with customers.

Friendly with strong understanding of hospitality and food and beverage industries. Extensive knowledge of gourmet chef creations and complementary food and wine pairings. Personable individual possessing strong work ethic and great flexibility. Dedicated to delivering positive customer experience through genuine hospitality.

Driven server with increasing sales while delivering superior service. Expert at promoting menu items by answering customer questions enthusiastically, taking orders and maintaining communication with guests.

  • Party service experience
  • Table turnover skills
  • Sales ability
  • Event support
  • Upscale dining expertise
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operations
  • Dish preparation
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Food inspection
  • Table Bussing
  • High-volume dining
  • Wine pairings
  • Menu memorization
  • Table setting arrangements
  • Effective customer upselling
  • Food safety understanding
  • Hors d'oeuvres service
  • Liquor, wine and food service
  • Check payment processing
  • Buffet setup and takedown
  • Menu knowledge
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sales Techniques
  • Dining crew workflow optimization
  • Quality control
  • Seating assignment preparation
  • Service prioritization
  • White glove service
  • Safe food handling
03/2019 to Current Fine Dining Server Urbana Country Club | Urbana, IL,
  • Prepared tables, rolled silverware and expertly polished glassware for optimal presentation.
  • Matched wines with menu items and guest preferences.
  • Trained in wine and liquor service in order to provide full and positive experiences to guests.
  • Provided guests with information about menu items, made suggestions and took orders.
  • Maintained smooth and efficient flow of guests into and out of assigned sections.
  • Picked up food in kitchen and delivered to guests according to established protocols.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Satisfied customers by topping off drinks and anticipating condiments, napkins and other needs.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and appetizers, entrees, desserts and other menu items.
  • Collaborated with host, bus person and cook to serve up food and beverage options.
  • Completed closing duties by emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
  • Promoted desserts, appetizers and specialty drinks to optimize sales.
08/2012 to 02/2019 Server The Mansions At Alpharetta Assisted Living And Memory Support | Alpharetta, GA,

This was by far the restaurant that teach me the most about wagyu cuts ,diferent regions, and levels of quality. Depending on the amount of marble that each of them content .

04/2005 to 05/2012 Certified Server Trainer The Capital Grille | City, STATE,
  • Multitasked effectively to deliver menu items to guests in timely manner.
  • Promoted specials and seasonal items with detailed descriptions of dishes.
  • Bussed tables and removed unnecessary items to facilitate positive experiences.
  • Informed guests on recipes with attention to particular allergens.
  • Performed side work such as cleaning, restocking, polishing silverware and preparing tables for next shift.
  • Partnered with other servers to manage service to large parties such as receptions and banquets.
  • Built extensive knowledge of menu items and wine pairings to drive sales.
  • Prepared coffee, tea, soda and other nonalcoholic beverages for guests.
  • Resolved guest issues related to food quality, service times and incorrect orders.
  • Delivered positive guest experiences to our tables trough sincere personalized hospitality
  • Trained new employees on service standards and menu items to improve onboarding processes.
  • Developed training program to improve menu knowledge of new hires.
  • Educated waiters on menu, memorization strategies and how to convey information in positive and upbeat manner.
  • Performed continuous reviews of wait staff and provided feedback directly to team members as well as managers.
  • Instructed new staff members on food handling procedures and service techniques.
  • Enforced staff performance and service standards to deliver consistent and positive customer experiences.
  • Kept food storage and preparation equipment in good working order to maximize safety and cost-efficiency of operations.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and smile, offering to bring beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Provided exceptional service to approximately 250 guests per day at
  • Sought out and implemented methods to improve service and team performance to boost business sustainability.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1999 High School Diploma | Wobonsee High School Aurora, Aurora, IL GPA:
Expected in Accountant | UNAM, Mexico City , Mexico GPA:

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School Attended

  • Wobonsee High School Aurora
  • UNAM

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  • Fine Dining Server
  • Server
  • Certified Server Trainer


  • High School Diploma
  • Accountant

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