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Offline Learnist Careers

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Waiter - Waitress CV Examples
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:32:42 PM »

If you are going to apply for a waiting job then you will need to have a CV that is nicely written as the competition is very high at the moment.

Full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary, seasonal ... there are always waiting job vacancies out there on major job boards online, in local papers, on the windows of restaurants, hotels etc.

If you want to apply for a waiting job as a waiter or waitress then you will need to write a CV to apply for the position. If you are just out of education then your CV will be quite limited, but don’t forget that waiting staff is mainly dealing with people and you have considerable experience in that even if you haven’t had a paid job!  If you have already written your CV then you might still want to have a look at our example to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

Waiter interviews are pretty straight forward. They will want to hear about your work history and things about yourself, how well you work in a team etc. We have a dedicated forum section on our UK job forum giving advice. They are mostly typical interview questions so check them out before your interview day.

A waiting job usually wouldn't pay well however some of them do, especially those restaurants and hotels with rich customers where you can expect substantial tips! These companies will be looking for experienced waiters and waitresses so make sure your CV gives examples of everything you have done in relation to the job.

Salaries start from National minimum wage and goes up to £7.80 maybe more for some locations.

You can use the following CV template for yourself after replacing the information with your own.

Waiter CV Example 1

[Type the date]
[Type your name]
[Type your phone number]
[Type your e-mail]
[Type your address]
[Type your website]

Personal Summary

Motivated Waiter experienced working in a busy restaurant.  Organized individual with excellent customer service and attention to detail.  Able to communicate effectively with a range of different people in high pressure situations.

Work Experience

Waiter – Sep-10 - Present
Restaurant | Bristol
Providing excellent customer service to ensure the continued high reputation of the restaurant. 


•Taking orders and serving guests
•Dealing with customer concerns and complaints in an effective way
•Assisting with training of new staff
Key Skills
•Communicates well with a variety of different people at all levels
•Able to work well within a team
•Able to pick up new processes quickly and efficiently
•Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Level 1


High School
2006 - 2008| A-Levels:
Physical Education (A) Geography (B)

Available upon request

Waitress CV Example 2



Address, Post-code
Tel: 01234 567 890
Mob: 07777 123 456
e-mail: example AT


I would describe myself as a well presented, hard-working individual who thrives at the chance of learning new skills.  Having worked in hotels and restaurants for over three years, I have gained excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the public.  I always like to work quickly but neatly so I can get the task I have been given done in a professional and efficient manner.  I like to think I am someone who works well alongside others and easy to get along with as I am a sociable person.  Working with colleagues and customers in stressful environments has helped me build my confidence as a person and hopefully will carry on so.  I am also willing to take on any training necessary to enable me to carry out my work well.

Now looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic organisation that appreciates the development of staff, encouraging training and allowing me to contribute to the smooth running of the business.

  •     Positive Work Attitude
  •     Interpersonal Skills       
  •     Assertiveness
  •     Efficient
  •     Excellent Time Management
  •     Good sense of humour   
  •     Excellent Attention to Detail
  •     Honest & Trustworthy
  •     Providing a Customer Focussed Telephone & Face to Face Service
  •     Flexible attitude
  •     Multi-tasking

Jun 2011 - Present:           Company Name, Town

My duties involve customer service, assisting in the kitchen area, attending to customer enquiries and ensuring they receive excellent customer service.  I take pride in my work and this job has proved I can multi-task from working in the kitchen, dining area and dealing with cash. 

Date – Date:    Company Name, Town

I was responsible for welcoming customers and residents into the restaurant, taking orders for food and drink.  I worked well with other members of staff, listened to instructions and was taught how to lay tables correctly, silver service and preparing/decorating rooms for different functions.  I had to work extra and unsociable hours when required and sometimes at very short notice.  I was also responsible for dealing with cash and working tills.

Date – Date:    Company Name, Town

Working with all members of staff, helping out in reception, taking bookings, ensuring the restaurant ran smoothly.  I dealt with enquiries face to face and over the telephone, handling them all very professionally.  I remained calm at all times, even under extreme pressure in the kitchen area, helping the chef prepare starters and waiting on tables which I really enjoyed.


2005 – 2011                School/College Name
  •     Full Clean Driving Licence
  •     Hospitality Training
  •     Own Transport
  •     IT – Microsoft Word; Excel; Outlook
  •     Enjoys listening to music; keeping fit; socialising and cooking

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« Last Edit: November 29, 2013, 11:27:24 AM by Learnist Careers »

cris boyle

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Re: Waiter - Waitress Cv Examples
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 10:08:05 AM »
good examples, thank you.

Can we get the doc format of those CVs?

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Re: Waiter - Waitress Cv Examples
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 02:32:03 PM »
Waitress CV Example

Telephone Number
1 Job Hunter Way,
UK. EM1 5LO   
Email Address

Professional Profile
I am an outgoing and cheerful Waitress with an extensive experience of serving. I am very polite, I know a lot about foods and can make recommendations, as well as being allergy aware. I can manage many covers at once. I always offer service with a smile and leave customers felling very positive about their visit.
  • Talented and creative.
  • Sensible and practical.
  • Tidy and Neat.
  • Friendly.   
  • Highly organised.
  • Understanding of foreign cuisine.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Flexible.
  • Hard Working.
Professional Qualifications.   

Food preparation certificate held.
First Aid certificate held.
Health and Safety certificate held.
Work History   

January 2010 - Present

Head Waitress, Burrows Hotel, London   
My position as the Head Waitress in Burrows Hotel was very rewarding. My duties were to serve the breakfast and evening lunch for the guests that were staying in the hotel. I would have to take the orders from the guests as they arrived in the dining room after being seated by the porter. I would then relay the order to the kitchen, and bring the prepared meals to the guests, ensuring that they were satisfied with their meals and had the required condiments.

January 2008- January 2010
Waitress,  Big Cook, London

Working as a Waitress in a Big Cook franchise really helped me to work under pressure. Having to relay cooked orders from the kitchen to the diners in a very short space of time, whilst simultaneously ensuring that mess was tidied up and tables sanitised before the next diners seated themselves at the tables.  As this was a fast food franchise I was not duty bound to check on diners to ensure they were happy, but I always managed to fit it in.

January 2006 – January 2008
Waitress, Blue Buffalo, London

Working at this top end restaurant as a Waitress, my main duties were to attend seated diners and take their order, offering wine suggestions to compliment their meal. I would then bring the food to the diner’s tables and offer condiments. I was also expected to check with the diners following each course to ensure they were happy, and to have cleared the plates away, as well as maintaining wine suggestions.
GCSE 10xA Grades including English, Maths and Science.
Londonberry Comprehensive School

References are available on request, or in writing to the above previous employers.
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Offline Glenys

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Re: Waiter - Waitress CV Examples
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 10:07:57 AM »
I do like this example, especially the 2nd and 3rd ones.  That is because I like to see the list of grades and subjects on CV's


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