server waitress resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Experienced food-service worker who is highly customer-service oriented, organized and possesses strong time management skills. Successful working independently and as part of a team to achieve objectives and sales goals. Detail oriented with knowledge of cheese and specialty products and desire to expand knowledge of beer and wine, cheese and specialty products..

  • Service-oriented
  • Courteous and professional demeanor
  • Trained in food safety guidelines
  • Effective multi-tasker
  • Flexible schedule
  • Cash register operation
  • Maintaining and designing floor displays
  • Able to lift 50+ pounds
  • Flexibility
  • Manual dexterity
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Excellent customer service
  • Accurate cash handling
  • Quick learner
  • Highly responsible and reliable
  • Upbeat, outgoing and positive
  • Food safety understanding

05/2008 Jessie G Spaulding Award of Excellence to Classics Freshman

10/2009 Sarah Williston Scholar

10/2009 Sarah Williston Prizes

05/2011 Magna Cum Laud

05/2011 Phi Beta Kappa

Specialty Team Member , 08/2015 to Current
Marsden Holding LlcGreenwood, IN,


Greet all customers. Organize and position product cases in produce warehouse and walk-in cooler. Be a fast and efficient worker, requiring little supervision. Suggest additional items and offered samples of weekly promotional items to increase store sales. Arrange and stock department displays. Break down heavy pallet loads of cases, boxes and bags. Emphasize fast, friendly customer service. Give every customer immediate and undivided attention. Offer product recommendations when appropriate. Stock, price, front-face and rotate merchandise. Maintain knowledge of current product locations. Offer product samples, answer questions and suggest products. Prepare special orders including specialty items and party platters. Monitor the freshness and condition of prepared foods.

Skills used:

Customer service. Quick thinking. Attention to detail.

Ability to stand on feet, move around, and carry heavy loads.


Maintaining a thorough knowledge of products, including ingredients, methods of preparation, origins, and suggested culinary uses.

Server/Waitress, 04/2012 to 05/2013
Frost (Cullen/Frost Bankers)Tomball, TX,


Greet guests and make them feel comfortable.

Learn menu items and be able to describe them appropriately to guests.

Take beverage and food orders.

Deliver beverages and food in a timely manner.

Check-in with guests to ensure that everything is going well.

Clear dirty dishes from table.

Work with other staff and be a team player.

Maintaining and ensuring sanitary conditions within the kitchen and dining room.

Stocking the server stations with napkins, utensils, and condiments both in the dining room and kitchen.

Setting up the dining room for large parties, functions, and nightly entertainment

Skills Used

Customer service. Quick thinking. Attention to detail.

Ability to stand on feet, move around, and carry heavy loads of glass ware and dishes for long periods of time.

Multi-tasking: managing food and drink orders for multiple tables in a fast-paced environment.

Maintain a basic knowledge of the beer and wine available at the restaurant as well as any specials provided that day.

Have a thorough knowledge of the menu and be able to communicate the meal choices in appropriate, appealing and appetizing words.

Improved on my ability to sell specific specials, menu items, and drinks.

Great communication and inter-personal skills with staff and customers to provide and ensure an enjoyable dining experience.

Ability to adjust to change rapidly depending on work environment.

Maintain a professional and friendly attitude. Coordinate ticket times with customer orders and kitchen staff.

Teller, 07/2011 to 04/2012
Ability NetworkTampa, FL,


Cashing checks and receiving deposits. Initiate conversations with customers to introduce products and services to enhance customer relationships by cross-selling bank products and making referrals. Sorting and sending out mail that circulates through the bank branches.

Skills Used

Excellent customer service and problem solving. Ability to multi-task quickly and efficiently.

Waitress/Banquet Server, 05/2007 to 07/2009
St. Joseph HealthBurbank, CA,


Stock the food lines with plates. Stock the counters and refrigerators with assorted cereals, teas, coffee, bread, juice, and milk. Assemble the breakfast and lunch dishes prior to bringing them to the customers. Taking drink and food orders. Carrying the food to the customers. Breaking down, cleaning, and resetting the kitchen after breakfast and lunch. Setting the dining room for functions or buffets. Setting the terrace for breakfast and lunch.

Skills Used

Ability to multi-task. Carry heavy loads. Customer service.

Office Assistant , 01/2009 to 04/2009
Aramark Corp.Baltimore, MD,


Loading printers and photocopiers. Scanning documents and converting to PDF files. Photocopying documents. Breaking down boxes and taking out the recycling. Constructing information cards for class-selection. Maintaining and organizing information bulletin boards. Returning books to the library

Skills Used

Organization skills, computer and computer software knowledge.

Food Service Worker, 08/2007 to 04/2008
Mount Holyoke College Dining ServicesCity, STATE,


Sanitation of dishes, utensils, and dining room.

Sanitation of the dish-room and food line.

Stocking the salad bar and breakfast stations.

Skills used:

Organization and time management.

Cashier for food stand at sporting events, 08/2003 to 08/2012
Dartmouth Dining ServicesCity, STATE,


Providing excellent customer service

Taking and distributing orders in a timely fashion

Preparing the food for sale (cooking, wrapping, assembling displays).

Ensuring food-stand is well stocked before and during the sport event

Maintaining the cleanliness of the stand and food-prep stations

Running the cash-register.

Skills used:

Time management and organization skills.

Assembling and disassembling the food stand.

Service worker , 05/2004 to 07/2007
Dartmouth Dining Services- Thayer Dining HallCity, STATE,


Sanitation of dishes, utensils, and dining room equipment

Sanitation of dish-room and dining hall.

Maintaining the salad bar, yogurt and beverage coolers, and beverage dispensers.

Distribution of food at the hot food bar.

Maintaining cleanliness of food-line and surrounding dining area.

Skills used:

Inter-personal interaction and customer service

Organizational skills and time management.

Knowledge of proper sanitation procedures.

Master of Science: Forensic Anthropology , Expected in 2016
Boston University School of Medicine - Boston, MA

Osteological and zooarchaeological analyses, construction of biological profiles (age, sex, ancestry, etc), forensic archaeological recovery of human remains, archaeological site excavation techniques, total station, forensic anthropology case report writing, archaeological site report writing, Crime scene processing (diagram/sketching, photography, evidence identification and collection) and report writing, fingerprint analysis, histological preparation and observation of dental tissues, Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) proficiency, research, efficient time management and organizational skills. Artistic ability (drawing and painting).

Bachelor of Arts: Ancient Studies , Expected in 2011
Mount Holyoke College - South Hadley, MA

Ancient History, anthropological and archaeological theory, archaeological field techniques, ability to decipher Ancient Greek texts, conducting and reporting research, public speaking, research presentation. Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools.

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School Attended

  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Mount Holyoke College

Job Titles Held:

  • Specialty Team Member
  • Server/Waitress
  • Teller
  • Waitress/Banquet Server
  • Office Assistant
  • Food Service Worker
  • Cashier for food stand at sporting events
  • Service worker


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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