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Fine Dining Server Job Description

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A Fine Dining Server provides service to guests in upscale dining establishments. They greet guests, escort them to their tables and present menus.

Fine Dining Servers take orders, make recommendations and accommodate special requests or dietary restrictions.

In addition, Fine Dining Servers provide expert guidance and suggestions on wine pairings and other beverage selections, ensuring guests enjoy a refined culinary journey.

Fine Dining Server Job Overview

[Restaurant Name] is seeking an experienced Fine Dining Server to become an integral part of our team at our esteemed [Location] location.

As a Fine Dining Server, you’ll use your expertise to provide impeccable service. Your attention to detail will ensure that every aspect of service, from seating guests to presenting menus, is executed professionally.

If you’re enthusiastic about providing exceptional service and creating memorable dining experiences, [Restaurant Name] provides a great opportunity for you to showcase your skills and gain valuable experience.

Salary: $55,000–$60,000/year + tips

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week)

Fine Dining Server Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greet guests upon arrival and escort them to their tables
  • Present menus with detailed knowledge of the cuisine and beverage offerings
  • Take accurate orders from guests, ensuring all special requests and dietary restrictions are noted and accommodated
  • Serve dishes with precision and timing
  • Anticipate guests’ needs throughout the meal, offering refills, additional condiments or assistance as required
  • Maintain a polished appearance and attentive demeanor at all times

Fine Dining Server Experience Requirements & Skills

  • Previous experience in fine dining or upscale restaurant environments
  • Proficiency in wine service, including knowledge of varietals, regions and proper presentation techniques
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with POS systems and basic math skills for accurately processing orders
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Flexibility in scheduling and availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Fine Dining Server Education & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a food safety or hospitality training course
  • Certification in responsible alcohol service

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