Waiter Duties & Responsibilities

The role and function of a Waiter includes the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Greet customers and hand out menus.
  • Take meal and beverage orders from customers and place these orders in the kitchen.
  • Make menu recommendations and inform patrons of any specials.
  • Deliver meals and beverages to tables when they have been prepared.
  • Check that customers are satisfied with their meal.
  • Prepare the bill for tables when requested.
  • Cash up bills and ensure that the correct amount has been paid.
  • Administer change to tables if needed.

Note that this is not an exhaustive list of Waiter duties and responsibilities. Job functions for specific Waiter roles may vary, depending on the industry and type of employer.