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Restaurant Server

Old Rittenhouse Inn
Job Description

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Restaurant servers ensure that patrons have an enjoyable dining experience by providing quality customer service. Servers work in the front of the business taking orders, serving food and drinks, and removing dinnerware from the table in a timely manner. On-the-job training is provided. 

Job Description

Service for breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts at fine dining restaurant. The nature of this job requires applicants to be on their feet for much of their shifts. Full and Part-time employment is available. Wages include hourly rate and tips.


A server's primary duty is to provide good customer service, take orders, and deliver food. Servers are expected to answer questions regarding the menu, the Old Rittenhouse Inn and Bayfield, WI. They work closely with other wait staff and the kitchen to ensure the restaurant is operated efficiently.

In our upscale restaurant, servers are more a part of the dining experience, offering suggestions and recommendations, such as wine pairings. They help to personalize the meal and their service is more attentive and formal.

Servers may need to meet with kitchen staff or managers daily prior to service to discuss that day's offerings. Topics in these meetings may include specials, food preparation, and ingredients used, especially if they may be a potential allergen to some diners. Additional duties of a restaurant server may also include:

  • Processing payment

  • Greeting customers

  • Cleaning tables and dining area

  • Setting tables

  • Side work as assigned

Restaurant server positions do not require any formal education. Previous experience is not required, but is a plus. Training is done on the job by experienced wait staff. An ability to provide good customer service, maintain a neat appearance, and remember patrons and their orders are essential.

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