Waiter Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

The following common skills and qualifications are required of a Waiter:

  • Endurance to walk and stand for long hours.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional with difficult customers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Coordination to carry plates or trays without dropping anything.

Note that this is not an exhaustive list of Waiter skill, qualifications and experience. Job requirements for specific Waiter roles may vary, depending on the industry and type of employer.