waitress resume example with 17+ years of experience

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


Hardworking Waiter with 16 years of experience and solid background in food service field. Highly skilled at meeting needs of diverse customers while keeping calm and maintaining professionalism. History of delivering speedy service while working on feet for long periods of time and training incoming staff.

Instructional Aide-

Organized Teaching Assistant focused on helping lead teacher with support and student instruction. Passionate about positively impacting students' lives and helping improve academic performance. Personable and kind with people of diverse backgrounds. Passionate about children learning and growing.

After-School Program Leader-

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.



  • Menu Memorization
  • Point of Sale (POS) System Operations
  • High-Volume Dining
  • Service-Oriented
  • Relationship Building
  • High Volume Dining

Instructional Aide

  • Group and Individual Instruction
  • Small Group Support and Assistance
  • Adapting to Classroom Needs
  • Organizational and Planning Skills
  • Small Group and Individual Assistance
  • School Policy and Rules Enforcement
  • Supervising Student Activities
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Helping Students with Special Needs
  • Creating a Safe Learning Environment
  • Teacher Support and Collaboration
  • Classroom Management

After-School Program Leader

  • Staff Development
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Team Building
  • Attention to Detail
  • Student Support
  • At-Risk Student Intervention
  • Customer Service
10/2005 to Current Waitress Aramark Corp. | Fairfield, IA,
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials to increase profits.
  • Collected dirty dishes and glasses from tables or counters, preparing areas for next diners.
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to patrons to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Handled food safely and kept spaces clean to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Presented food and beverages to guests at tables.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts for customers.
  • Served food and beverages to patrons and confirmed complete orders.
  • Explained menu options to guests, offered suggestions and took orders for food and beverages.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff to stay updated on item availability and customer wait times.
  • Addressed concerns quickly to improve customer experience and escalated issues to management for resolution when necessary.
  • Presented menus and answered questions regarding items.
  • Stocked service areas with supplies during slow periods.
  • Explained menu items, describing ingredients and cooking methods upon request.
  • I put that I am currently there because I have not officially quit yet.
  • Rolled silverware and set up food stations and dining areas to prepare for next shift or large parties.
  • Took reservations and to-go orders to streamline process for both customer and restaurant.
01/2019 to 06/2021 Afterschool Program Lead Newman-Crows Landing Unified | Newman, CA,
  • Created educational materials according to lesson plans and school programs.
  • Supervised and engaged group leaders to ensure program activities were culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with organizational learning values.
  • Recruited, trained and evaluated staff and recommended personnel actions for programs and services.
  • Talk and communicate with parents about students behavior.
  • Locked and alarmed the school everyday.
  • Implemented and delivered programming for groups of children ages 4 to 12.
  • Planned, directed and monitored instructional methods and content of educational and vocational programs.
01/2017 to 06/2021 Instructional Aide St. Tammany Parish Hospital | Covington, LA,
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to enforce school rules.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Worked one-on-one with special needs students to help navigate through school challenges.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies.
  • Prepared lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits and demonstrations to assist teachers in classroom preparation.
  • Distributed classroom materials, pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Graded assignments and tests and documented results into filing systems.
  • Organized student performance and enrichment activities to facilitate learning.
  • Distributed and collected tests and homework to prepare for grading by head teacher.
  • Led discussion sections, tutorials and laboratory sections under teacher direction.
01/2016 to 06/2018 Cafeteria Worker Visalia Unified School District | City, STATE,
  • Effectively multitasked within fast-paced environment.
  • Greeted guests with friendliness and professionalism.
  • Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure customers received high-quality service.
  • Assisted cook with prep work by cutting vegetables and preparing side dishes and salads.
  • Maintained tools, equipment and surfaces in clean, neat and working order.
  • Operated industrial dishwasher to wash glassware and utensils.
  • Stocked service stations with ice, napkins and straws.
  • Removed trays and stacked dishes for return to kitchen after finished meals.
  • Cleaned up spills and broken glassware and safely disposed of sharp pieces.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2006 to to High School Diploma | Golden West High School, Visalia, CA GPA:
Expected in to to | College of The Sequoias, Visalia, CA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Golden West High School
  • College of The Sequoias

Job Titles Held:

  • Waitress
  • Afterschool Program Lead
  • Instructional Aide
  • Cafeteria Worker


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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