waitress resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Focused Waitress with outstanding history of handling busy restaurants with excellent service. Committed to best-in-class dining experiences and maintaining accuracy, efficiency and professionalism in high-traffic times. Offering [Number]-year background providing high-quality service to customers.

  • Team Player
  • Service Oriented
  • High Energy and Stamina
  • Warm and Friendly
  • Menu Memorization
  • Order Accuracy and Delivery
  • Menu Recommendations
  • Customer Service and Rapport
  • Able to Lift 30 Pounds
  • Cool Under Pressure
  • Relationship Management
07/2021 to Current
Waitress Uncle Julio's Woodbridge, VA,
  • Presented food and beverages to guests at tables.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff to stay updated on item availability and customer wait times.
  • Presented menus to patrons to answer questions about menu items and make recommendations.
  • Rolled silverware and set up food stations and dining areas to prepare for next shift or large parties.
  • Arranged place settings with clean tablecloths, napkins and tableware to prepare for incoming guests.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and garnishes to assist kitchen staff.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials to increase profits.
  • Utilized POS system to total meal costs and add taxes for final bill calculation.
  • Handled food safely and kept spaces clean to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Relayed orders to service bar and kitchen via point-of-sale register system.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts for customers.
  • Addressed concerns quickly to improve customer experience and escalated issues to management for resolution when necessary.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
  • Trained new employees to perform duties.
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to patrons to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Circulated within assigned areas to assess and address customer needs, effectively prioritizing tasks during peak hours.
  • Explained menu items, describing ingredients and cooking methods upon request.
  • Set up tables in between patrons to reduce wait times.
  • Responded to ad hoc cleaning duties at end of shift.
  • Explained menu options to guests, offered suggestions and took orders for food and beverages.
  • Took reservations and to-go orders to streamline process for both customer and restaurant.
  • Served food and beverages to patrons and confirmed complete orders.
  • Stocked service areas with supplies during slow periods.
  • Informed customers of daily specials and signature menu items.
  • Garnished dishes and beverages to serve visually appealing menu items.
  • Collected dirty dishes and glasses from tables or counters, preparing areas for next diners.
  • Assisted in preparing salads, appetizers and desserts to speed up food service.
  • Checked identification to verify if guests meet minimum age to legally purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.
01/2018 to Current
Dog Breeder Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores Lufkin, TX,
  • Monitored [Type] animal health, administered vaccines and injections and took detailed notes on progress against wellness, behavioral and breeding goals.
  • Supported animal health by keeping areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Advised animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions and treatment options.
  • Took care of [Number] animals at once by managing needs such as feeding, grooming and watering.
  • Treated minor injuries and ailments, contacting veterinarians to obtain treatment for animals with serious illnesses or injuries.
  • Observed animals in heat to detect approach of estrus and exercised animals to induce or hasten estrus if necessary.
  • Organized purchases and sales of animals to home and research facilities, considering factors such as cost, transportation requirements and desired uses.
  • Leveraged [Software] skills to input and compile data gathered from various sources.
  • Answered [Number] calls per shift to assist with customer questions and concerns.
06/2021 to 09/2022
Family Nanny N/A City, STATE,
  • Planned recreational activities to enhance physical development and explore stimulating exercises.
  • Regulated children's schedules to balance rest, learning and play.
  • Facilitated safe, caring and warm environment for children to stimulate development.
  • Transported children to and from school, extra-curricular activities and play-dates.
  • Followed routines to foster stability and structure in children's lives during parental absences.
  • Prepared nutritious meals, cleaned laundry and sanitized play areas.
  • Aided with bathing, dressing, teeth brushing and diapering to promote healthy personal hygiene and good oral health.
  • Monitored playtime to prevent overuse of technology, television, or other influences.
  • Minimized TV and mobile device time by engaging children with games and physical books.
  • Assisted children with completing homework and special assignments to improve academic performance.
  • Bathed and dressed babies, changed diapers and prepared bottles and feeding equipment.
08/2020 to 04/2021
Cleaning Crew Member Zipclean City, STATE,
  • Wiped down various surfaces with approved cleaning products to prevent growth of bacteria and viruses.
  • Measured and mixed detergents with water for use in commercial cleaning.
  • Dusted ceiling fans and air vents to eliminate dirt buildup.
  • Cleaned sinks, floors and mirrors to keep bathrooms sanitized and organized.
  • Reduced cleaning time significantly while maintaining company quality standards.
  • Reported damaged and broken furniture, upholstery and fixtures to supervisors.
  • Swept, mopped and sanitized wooden and tile floors.
  • Spot-cleaned glass surfaces and windows with cleaning solutions.
  • Operated carpet extractors and floor buffers according to instructions.
  • Handled, labeled and safely stored various hazardous chemicals and solutions to prevent injuries.
  • Created inventory checklists and stocked housekeeping carts.
  • Vacuumed floors and dusted furniture to maintain organized, professional appearance.
  • Dusted ceiling air conditioning diffusers and ventilation systems to improve airflow.
  • Sanitized frequented areas and equipment using approved supplies.
  • Vacuumed carpeted areas and mopped solid surfaces with proper chemical solutions.
  • Kept bathrooms in clean, functional condition by scrubbing stalls, sanitizing sinks and tidying storage shelves.
  • Removed trash bags, broke down boxes and placed recyclable materials in designated disposal areas.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2021 to to
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts And Sciences
St Marys College - Saint Marys, KS,
Expected in 06/2019 to to
High School Diploma:
Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy - Oak Grove, MN,
  • Ran the entire school year book second year of college
  • Lead a team to a successful goal
  • Worked with templates and computer settings

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School Attended

  • St Marys College
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy

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  • Family Nanny
  • Cleaning Crew Member


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  • High School Diploma

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