Working as a waiter or waitress is a busy, fast paced and sometimes physically demanding job. It is very helpful if you have an interest in food and drink and essential that you can be patient and thick skinned as sometimes you may have to deal with unhappy customers. A good level of physical fitness and dexterity is important. Many waiters go on to specialise in areas like Silver Service or undertake training as Someliers (wine experts). You don’t always need experience as there are many apprenticeship roles available but some experience of working with people or food is advantageous.
Job Application Letter for Waiter
Dear Miss Manager
I am writing in response to your advertisement for the above post, and am attaching my CV for your information.
I am applying for this position because I am passionate about developing a career in the hospitality industry and I have a wealth of skills and experience that I feel will make me perfect for this role.
I am committed to providing an excellent standard of customer service and have outstanding communication skills along with the ability to work with a wide range of people. I thrive in fast paced, pressurised environments and have a high level of energy and enthusiasm. I work well in a team and can motivate and encourage others, listening clearly to instructions and communicating them to my colleagues. I am a very friendly, sociable person and love meeting new people. I am organised and tidy, able to respond to any issues quickly and politely and I have excellent observational skills which enable me to respond to customers’ needs quickly and effectively.
I have a keen interest in food and drink and am willing to learn. I believe I would make a valuable addition to your team and look forward to hearing from you.