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K Crooks
Karen
Crooks
5318 Lucy Loaf
Phoenix
AZ
+1 (555) 801 4222
5318 Lucy Loaf
Phoenix
AZ
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Experience Experience
08/2015 present
Houston, TX
Server / Waitstaff
Houston, TX
Server / Waitstaff
08/2015 present
Houston, TX
Server / Waitstaff
08/2015 present
  • Create a strong sense of team work and cooperation among all staff
  • Assist with preparation and execution of the Art of Atria Dining enhancement programs
  • Provide a high level of customer service and promote a restaurant style dining atmosphere
  • Assist with hosting duties as assigned
  • Communicate resident likes and dislikes to Director of Culinary Services and/or Restaurant Manager for menu planning purposes and resident satisfaction
  • Work closely with the culinary service director and/or executive director to keep residents satisfied with food and dining programs
  • Stock service stations with supplies, beverages, condiments etc; clean and neaten service stations and other work areas
02/2009 03/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Catering Waitstaff
Philadelphia, PA
Catering Waitstaff
02/2009 03/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Catering Waitstaff
02/2009 03/2015
  • Assist Event Manager/Supervisor in all duties as directed
  • Explains how menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking menthods. Makes recommendations
  • Maintain a clean and neat work and service area including removal of dishes and breakdown of dining room after service
  • As assigned works all shifts and holidays
  • Reports to work on time and in complete uniform
  • Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the Aramark management team
  • Perform set-up and service for special functions
02/2003 11/2008
Chicago, IL
Waitstaff
Chicago, IL
Waitstaff
02/2003 11/2008
Chicago, IL
Waitstaff
02/2003 11/2008
  • Checks with Manager for assigned dining room station, opening side work, and closing side work duties
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Communicates with guest and co-workers in a friendly and professional manner
  • Converses with guests, makes suggestions, and answers questions regarding food and beverages constantly
  • Rings all food and beverage items into the Micros computer accurately at all times
  • Personal Learning
  • Participates in proper sanitation and food handling procedures
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree
Bachelor’s Degree
University of Central Florida
Bachelor’s Degree
Skills Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, peers and customers
  • Ability to work on a set scheduled time line
  • Greet customers and help guests with basic questions
  • Ability to move and lift 50+ pounds
  • Follow department and unit operational standards
  • Provide exemplary customer service to every guest
  • Follow proper procedures from the team leader
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Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • 5 years previous experience in a high end restaurant, hotel, fine dining or catering environment
  • Must be willing to work / accommodate a flexible schedule
  • Organizational skills in a fast pace environment
  • Detail-oriented
  • Solid Oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly with back of house staff, clients and captain
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to carry trays up to 25 pounds
  • Customer service mindset and self motivation
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Cocktail Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for having a strong food knowledge base as well as a very detailed understanding and memorization of the current menu items which include all alcoholic and non-alcholic drinks as well as food and specials
  • Must actively use suggestive selling techniques while always trying to upsell our products
  • Must be proactive in effectivley selling beer, wine, liqour and food to guests sitting in the bar
  • Capable of multi-tasking and working at a fast but thorough pace
  • Cash & credit card handling including honesty and fairness at end of shift tip out to bartenders and food runners
  • Must be enthusiastic and interactive to help protray a friendly, fun and exciting bar environment
  • Prior waitstaff experience - Required
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Waitstaff / Server Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for having a strong food knowledge base as well as a very detailed understanding and memorization of the current menu items which include all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as food and specials
  • Handle all opening and closing duties required to operate the restaurant and ensures that all stocking is done, tables are properly set and the dining room is clean
  • Exhibit strong menu, beverage and wine knowledge to make recommendations for guests on various offerings
  • Responsible for the completion of all side work assigned and seek out additional responsibilities to help the dining room function smoothly when work assigned is complete
  • Capable of multi-tasking and working at a fast but thorough pace
  • Attends the daily pre-shift meeting to learn any important daily information as well as any other scheduled staff meetings
  • Responsible for being a team player and communicating effectively with both front and back of the house
  • Daily responsibilities may include any or all of the following: taking food/beverage orders, expediting food, serving food and drinks, bartending, bussing and clearing tables, cleaning, stocking, polishing silver, glass and dishware, trash and recycling removal, and smooth and efficient set up and tear down of daily dining operations
  • All employees are charged with the responsibility to follow all rules and policies of the facility they are employed and Vail Resorts Inc
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be 21 years or older - required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent - required
  • Able to communicate effectively in English - required
  • At least 2 years prior fine dining waitstaff experience - required
  • Able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs - required
  • Able to stand for long periods of time - required
  • Afternoons, nights, weekends and holidays - required
  • Must have a good attitude, seeking to provide the best guest experience possible
  • Positive work ethic
  • Team-oriented attitude
  • Excellent guest service
  • TIPS certification required - will provide with TIPS training within 30 days of hire if necessary
  • In-person interview - required
  • Italian wine knowledge - preferred
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Server / Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide superior service to all customers, at all times
  • Set tables; clean and clear tables
  • Stock service stations with supplies, beverages, condiments etc; clean and neaten service stations and other work areas
  • Take orders for food and/or beverage; deliver and serve food and/or beverages to guests
  • Obtain knowledge of and explain menu offerings and preparation to guests
  • Perform routine food preparation tasks as assigned
  • Assist with hosting duties as assigned
  • Stock and set up bar; assist bartender with drink mixing and serving, ensuring that alcoholic beverages are not served to underage guests, and additionally determine when of age patrons should not be served additional drinks
  • High School education preferred, plus one year of relevant experience or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
  • Must have a valid Food Handler’s Permit and Tips & Sipscertificate
  • Good personal hygiene and neat appearance
  • Ability to perform all listed job duties
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Ability to deal with customers courteously and efficiently at all times
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
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Waitstaff / Server Resume Examples & Samples

  • Taking food/beverage orders
  • Expediting food
  • Serving food and drinks
  • Bartending
  • Handling cash and credit card transactions
  • Bussing and clearing tables
  • Cleaning, stocking, polishing silver, glass and dishware
  • Trash and recycling removal
  • Smooth and efficient set up and tear down of daily dining operations
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Server / Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Welcome and greet guests
  • Make all our guests feel comfortable and let them know you’re there to personally take care of them
  • Stocking, polishing silver, glass and dishware, setting, bussing and clearing tables, trash and recycling removal, expediting food, serving food and drinks, waiting tables etc
  • Inform guests of specials and menu changes
  • Make recommendations you genuinely feel your guests will enjoy
  • Answer questions about our food, beverages and other restaurant functions and services
  • Take food and beverage orders from guests, enter orders in our point-of-sale system which relays orders to the kitchen and bar
  • Deliver food and beverages from kitchen and bar to guests in a timely matter
  • Perform side work at the start and end of each shift as required by service station assignment
  • Maintain clean service areas
  • Monitor and observe guests dining experience
  • Ensure guests are satisfied with the food and service
  • Respond promptly and courteously to any requests
  • Prepare final bill, present check to guest, accept payment, process credit card charges or make change
  • Be ready and willing to assist fellow servers as situations arise
  • Be ready and willing to assist busperson with clearing and resetting tables
  • Thank guests for their visit and invite them to return
  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor
  • Must have explicit knowledge of the menus and be able to make recommendations as well as answer questions regarding dish preparations
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must have a friendly and courteous attitude toward guests
  • Must have at least 3 years of previous Serving experience, preferably in a fine dining atmosphere and/or at Zach's Cabin - required
  • Must have or obtain valid TIPS certification upon employment (will provide training) - required
  • Must be 18 years of age or older - required
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40+ lbs - required
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays - required
  • Must be available to work both AM and PM shifts as needed - required
  • Must be fluent in English - required
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Server / Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for knowing all table numbers and point seats for proper ringing in of orders on POS system
  • Provide exceptional guest service with a professional attitude at all times
  • Handles all opening and closing duties required to operate the restaurant and ensures that all stocking is done, tables are properly set, and the dining room is clean
  • Consistently follows the steps of the service cycle as outlined in the brand standards and ensures the timing and flow of service is correctly paced Demonstrate great food and beverage knowledge with an ability to up sell to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Adhere to all state health regulations and all state liquor laws
  • Adheres to the uniform standards and is productive and professional during entire shift
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Pool Server / Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Become knowledgeable of all Food and Beverage items available
  • Attend pre-shift meetings; make notes of items being served as the specials and of any other information Greet guests by offering them a warm, heartfelt welcome to the dining room
  • Complete all assigned pre-shift and post shift side duties, as well as assisting in the opening and closing procedures of the dining operations
  • Ensure prompt accurate service with anticipation and compliance of all guests’ needs are provided for
  • Maintain a professional, well-groomed appearance and pleasant demeanor, and additionally maintain a positive and professional rapport with guests
  • Cash handling experience
  • Serving experience
  • Prior Point of Sale system experience
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Catering Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, peers and customers
  • Greet customers and help guests with basic questions
  • Follow proper procedures from the team leader
  • Follow department and unit operational standards
  • Minimum 1 year food service experience
  • Ability to work on a set scheduled time line
  • Ability to move and lift 50+ pounds
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Server / Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Able to resolve problems of dissatisfied customers and/or employees
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Catering Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Taking customers orders and filling the order in a friendly and professional manner
  • Perform set-up and service for special functions
  • Previous catering, serving or bar tending experience
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Inn & Conference Center Umass Lowell Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reports to property on time and in proper uniform
  • Reports to line-up for review of the day’s activities, groups in house, and menus
  • Sets-up, organizes, maintains, and closes the restaurant or banquet functions ensuring that areas are stocked and cleaned
  • Converses with guests, makes suggestions, and answers questions regarding food and beverages constantly
  • Clears and re-sets tables constantly
  • Maintains full knowledge of menu items and specials
  • Maintains full knowledge of service standards
  • Follows the Aramark Business Conduct Policy
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in fluent English
  • Must be of legal age to serve alcohol
  • Possess interpersonal skills and an outgoing personality
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Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reports to property on time and in proper uniform
  • Checks with Manager for assigned dining room station, opening side work, and closing side work duties
  • Reports to line-up for review of the day’s activities, groups in house, and menus
  • Sets-up, organizes, maintains, and closes the restaurant or banquet functions ensuring that areas are stocked and cleaned
  • Moves quickly with good balance carrying up to 20 lb. on a tray
  • Converses with guests, makes suggestions, and answers questions regarding food and beverages constantly
  • Clears and re-sets tables constantly
  • Maintains cleanliness of tables at all times - clearing empty glassware, plates, etc
  • Maintains full knowledge of menu items and specials
  • Rings all food and beverage items into the Micros computer accurately at all times
  • Communicates with guest and co-workers in a friendly and professional manner
  • Participates in proper sanitation and food handling procedures
  • Maintains full knowledge of service standards
  • Follows the Aramark Business Conduct Policy
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • At least one-year experience as a food server within a restaurant, hotel, or conference center operation but we are willing to train
  • Any related customer service/oriented experience will be considered
  • Requires full understanding and knowledge of food and beverage standards
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in fluent English
  • Must be of legal age to serve alcohol
  • Possess interpersonal skills and an outgoing personality
  • Ability to move quickly while balancing large and small trays of food and drinks to and from service areas
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Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Customer Focus
  • Strategic Agility
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Technical Learning
  • Presentation Skills
  • Personal Learning
  • Negotiating
  • Prior food service experience is preferred
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required
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Cafe Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Greets guests promptly as they arrive at their table
  • Records accurate food and beverage orders and input into the POS system
  • Explains how menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking menthods. Makes recommendations
  • Informs guests of daily specials
  • Handles guest complaints in a positive and professional manner
  • Flexible with job duties
  • Able to work in a high pace environment
  • As assigned, performs catering function set up, break down and service
  • Organizes tasks and completes all assigned tasks. Ability to perform tasks concurrently
  • Understands and complies with all company safety policies
  • Reports to work on time and in complete uniform
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Catering Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Carrys service tray in correct placement of orders to facilitate service of food and beverages
  • Completes bussing, runner, meal plater, utility and catering duties as assigned
  • As assigned works all shifts and holidays
  • Maintains front of house and kitchen sanitation requirements
  • Communicates appropriately with supervisors and dining room staff. Listens and follows up effectively
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Banquet Waitstaff Resume Examples & Samples

  • Set-up of dining room for service
  • Maintain a clean and neat work and service area including removal of dishes and breakdown of dining room after service
  • Perform set-up and service for special functions and other duties as assigned
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of food items, cleaning practices and simple food preparation
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group under general supervision