server resume example with 7+ years of experience

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

High-energy server skilled at welcoming guests, maintaining entrances and balancing server loads to optimize operations. Collaborative, hardworking and efficient at prioritizing and handling simultaneous tasks to promote positive dining experiences.

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

  • Liquor, Wine and Food Service
  • Dining Customer Service
  • Table Bussing
  • Buffet Setup and Takedown
  • Food Safety Understanding
  • Relationship Building
  • Service Oriented
  • Conflict and Complaint Resolution
  • High Energy and Stamina
  • High Volume Dining
  • Team Player

07/2022 to 07/2023 Server Chestnut Knoll Personal Care And Memory Care | Boyertown, PA,
  • Responded to ad hoc cleaning duties at end of shift.
  • Brought wine selections to tables with appropriate glasses and poured for customers.
  • Garnished dishes and beverages to serve visually appealing menu items.
  • Assisted in preparing salads, appetizers and desserts to speed up food service.
  • Filled condiments and napkin containers during slack periods.
  • Set up tables in between patrons to reduce wait times.
  • Presented menus and answered questions regarding items.
  • Informed customers of daily specials and signature menu items.
  • Circulated within assigned areas to assess and address customer needs, effectively prioritizing tasks during peak hours.
  • Stocked service areas with supplies during slow periods.
  • Explained menu items, describing ingredients and cooking methods upon request.
  • Served food and beverages to patrons and confirmed complete orders.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to patrons to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Explained menu options to guests, offered suggestions and took orders for food and beverages.
  • Arranged place settings with clean tablecloths, napkins and tableware to prepare for incoming guests.
  • Promoted desserts, appetizers and specialty drinks to optimize sales.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Provided exceptional service to high volume of daily customers.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and knowledge about restaurant's menu and products.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials to increase profits.
  • Communicated with hosts, bussers and kitchen staff to prepare for and serve customers.
  • Checked with customers to determine satisfaction with meals, promptly taking action to correct problems.
  • Developed rapport with guests and assisted in generating repeat business by providing exceptional customer service.
  • Served food and beverages to patrons and immediately remedied issues with orders.
01/2016 to 05/2023 Head Bartender Belmond Ltd | Santa Barbara, CA,
  • Managed high volume of shift customers and simultaneously assisted restaurant servers with diverse needs.
  • Recommended food and drinks to patrons based on preference, pairings and special promotions.
  • Collected and organized daily till totals and tips.
  • Ordered and maintained inventory of bar products, alcohol, soft drinks and supplies to drive high volume of sales.
  • Managed bar area, cocktail design and menu and handled inventory, regulation compliance and customer relationships.
  • Handled complaints and disputes from customers to promote customer satisfaction.
  • Designed and implemented new cocktails to drive customer interest and sales numbers.
  • Followed alcohol awareness procedures for preventing intoxication and dealing with intoxicated guests.
  • Introduced bar staff to precision pouring and waste reduction tactics to lower liquor costs.
  • Checked identification of guests to verify age requirements for alcohol purchase.
  • Balanced daily registers and generated sales reports for management.
  • Planned and coordinated special events to boost customer numbers and profits.
05/2022 to 09/2022 Kitchen Crew Member Ohio Living | Willoughby, OH,
  • Maintained order and cleanliness of work areas to conform with health codes.
  • Completed prepping, cleaning and other kitchen duties to support cooks.
  • Acquired new skills to support team and further accommodate customer needs.
  • Observed food handling and sanitation procedures to safeguard against foodborne illnesses.
  • Monitored inventory to keep adequate stock of food items and supplies.
  • Restocked pantry with nonperishable food items to prevent stock from running low.
  • Adjusted cooking methods and ingredients to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies.
  • Prevented spoilage or cross-contamination by storing food in designated containers and areas.
  • Partnered with chef to cook food and comply with food preservation guidelines.
  • Operated industrial mixers and other food processing machinery to support kitchen operations.
Education and Training
Expected in 10/2022 to to Bachelor of Arts | Entrepreneurship Universidad Interamericana De Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, GPA:
Full Professional

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School Attended

  • Universidad Interamericana De Puerto Rico

Job Titles Held:

  • Server
  • Head Bartender
  • Kitchen Crew Member


  • Bachelor of Arts

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