Job Description Template: Server (Food & Beverage)

Servers are often seen as the face of a restaurant and great servers can be invaluable in establishing an outstanding reputation for your restaurant.  By creating an informative and easy-to-read posting, you can set yourself apart from the competition and start attracting higher quality candidates.  We’ve combined data from our most successful postings with best practices to get you started with an effective job posting.  Simply edit the description so it applies more specifically to the role you’re trying to fill.  Feel free to elaborate as much as possible; candidates love to know what they are getting into when applying to a job.  And remember - proper punctuation and spelling go a long way in communicating your company’s professionalism!

Job Title: Server 

Your job title should reflect what a qualified person would type when searching for roles like yours. Instead of posting the same job multiple times, combine all possible names into one title.  

Employment Type: Full Time / Part Time

Entering the type of position is essential.  People often choose which jobs they apply to based on whether it’s full time, part time or something else entirely.  

Industry: Food & Beverage

While you may be tempted to select the industry your company is in, you should select the best fit for the role you are trying to fill.

Sample Job Description:

[Restaurant Name] is seeking an experienced, friendly, and attentive server for our [Restaurant type].

As a server at [Restaurant Name], you’ll serve as the face of our company.  Your positive energy and excellent serving skills will leave a lasting impression on our guests.

We offer:

  • Competitive Compensation - [Expected take-home pay]
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Free or discounted meals
  • Insurance benefits

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring a quality dining experience for guests
  • Making meal suggestions to guests as needed
  • Taking orders in a timely and accurate manner
  • Communicating any special requests to the chef
  • Preparing the dining area as needed
  • Completing other tasks as assigned


  • Friendly and outgoing attitude
  • Previous food service experience
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

Don’t miss this opportunity to join an amazing team. Apply today!