What does a Server do?

Servers are essentially sales people for Food. Their job is to take orders, manage in restaurant customer relations, upsell food/drink items and deliver orders. Depending on your level of expertise this could all mean simply taking a food order or could mean telling customers which wines best pair with their food.

How much do Servers make?

According to Glassdoor.com Servers make an average of $57,231 per year but pay for servers all really depends on place to place. Certain servers in very high end locations make over 6 figures and as much as high end sales people. As a server you get paid a very low hourly mixed with tips. The majority of your pay will come from tips which are typically 15-25% of your customers’ tab. The best way to increase your tips therefore is to increase your customer’s tabs. The best paid servers are at higher end restaurants and in affluent communities where people have larger bills (20% of $50 is a lot more than 20% of $15) and are more willing to spend cash.

What kind of education is needed to become a Server?

Education needed become a server is really none. This doesn’t mean its an easy job, takes no skill or doesn’t take brain power. It really takes a ton but has a very low barrier to entry.

How Do You become a Server?

To become a Server you must have good customer service skills, decent memory and be able to stand for long periods of time. To become a server it is best to have a work history showing this. The real question is how do you become a server at a very nice restaurant. That is by getting an entry level server job at a lower class restaurant and slowly working your way up to a better restaurant.

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Server Jobs

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