Informal Waiter/Waitress

Serve food in dining establishments where food service is informal.
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Quick Stats


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Good

Salary Range
$16,000 – $30,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Informal Waiter/Waitresses do?

Serves food to patrons at counters and tables of coffeeshops, lunchrooms, and other dining establishments where food service is informal: Presents menu, answers questions, and makes suggestions regarding food and service. Writes order on check or memorizes it. Relays order to kitchen and serves courses from kitchen and service bars. Observes guests to respond to additional requests and to determine when meal has been completed. Totals bill and accepts payment or refers patron to CASHIER II 211.462-010. May ladle soup, toss salads, portion pies and desserts, brew coffee, and perform other services as determined by establishment’s size and practices. May clear and reset counters or tables at conclusion of each course [DINING ROOM ATTENDANT 311.677-018].


Should I be an Informal Waiter/Waitress?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Waiter/Waitress, Informal

    How to Become an
    Informal Waiter/Waitress

    Most Informal Waiter/Waitresses have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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