Cover letter for a server (5 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for a server.”

Examples of server cover letters

When applying for a server position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Server cover letter”

“[Today’s Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

[341 Company Address]

[Company City, State XXXXX]



Dear [Mr./Mx./Ms.] [Manager’s Name],

I’m writing to you today to apply for the position of server at (Company Name), which I saw posted on a job board at (Website Name). With a BA in Culinary Art, more than seven years of experience in the food service industry in a variety of establishments, and exceptional hospitality skills to complement this experience, I am confident in my abilities to perform this role and become a central element to your team.

I have proven my ability to manage the workflow of both the back and front end of many restaurants, evidenced by my ability to consistently earn high customer satisfaction ratings on all take-home surveys. This has been a major aspect of my success throughout my career. In my present role of server at Riverside Restaurant, I have demonstrated strong leadership qualities while supervising the staff in a manner which adheres to the restaurant’s ideals and image. I have also memorized the wine list and their appropriate entrée pairings, which resulted in monthly sales 10% above company average.

Furthermore, I’ve also gained extensive knowledge and insights into providing outstanding customer services by anticipating customer needs. Having previously worked at Carrabba’s Italian Grill as a trainee server, I became proficient in handling the concerns of less satisfied patrons by ensuring that they never left the restaurant without resolving any issues they had.

My resume is enclosed, and will give you further insight into my skill sets, accomplishments, and experience in this sector. I look forward to discussing my application with you further.


[Your Name]”

Sample 2: “Server cover letter”

“Ebony Moore

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself as an applicant for the Server position at Cloud Clearwater, the tastiest seafood experience in Central Florida. As a caring and attentive person with a love for people and good food, I believe the Server position at Cloud Clearwater restaurant would allow me to effectively use my soft skills and my experience as a Server.

I have been a Server since high school. As a teenager, I began waiting tables at the local eatery, TradeLot Cafe, in my small town. Each Friday and Saturday night for four years, I would hit the dining room floor, serving over 100 customers a night. While most of them were friendly faces from around town coming out for a good time, I made sure that each time they came was a pleasant and enjoyable experience. I also served during college.

As a Server, I believe it is of high importance that the customer enjoys every aspect of their dining experience. As a graduate of Longford Tech, I am confident that I can be of great value to Cloud Clearwater and its customers. Throughout my education, I gained valuable knowledge of the restaurant industry.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to learning more about the expectations and duties of a Server at Cloud Clearwater. I hope to utilize my education and work experience in your establishment.


Ebony Moore”

Sample 3: “Server cover letter”

“Dear Mr. Lugozzi:

Upon review of your posting for a Server at Mambo Italiano, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. As an enthusiastic professional with 5+ years of waitressing experience and a complementary background in various customer service roles, I have much to offer your restaurant in this position.

From taking customer orders and providing menu recommendations to bussing tables and ensuring timely food and drink delivery, my experience has prepared me to excel as your new server. For the past five years I have provided excellent customer service as a waitress at Wrigley’s Diner, providing food and beverage services to guests in a high-volume and fast-paced environment for breakfast, lunch, and dinner services. My additional strengths in communication, organization, and team leadership position me to thrive in this customer-oriented position at Mambo Italiano.

Highlights of my background include:

Earning continual recognition from Wrigley’s restaurant manager for outstanding customer service; receiving Employee of the Month awards in 2014 and 2015.

Working collaboratively with peers and management to ensure top-notch levels of customer satisfaction and encourage repeat and referral business; building and maintaining friendly and engaging relationships with long-standing regular customers.

Assisting in the coordination and presentation of special banquets, catering requests, and other events for up to 300 guests.

Excelling in previous customer-facing roles with The Gap, CVS, and Target.

With my excellent serving experience, coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication to ensuring optimal customer experiences, I could swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Denise H. Walton”

Sample 4: “Server cover letter”

“Molly Hively

4977 Gambler Lane, Channelview, TX 77530

Phone: +1-281-860-5055



Channelview, September 15, 2019

Jason Employer

Waitstaff Manager

The Ivy

14 Restaurant Street

Channelview, TX 77530

Dear Jason,

I was elated to see a Server opening at the Ivy, having been impressed with the quality of service and food as a guest there last year. With 4+ years of serving experience under my belt, I am certain that I can help you uphold your standards and improve even further.

In the job ad, you say you require a server that can uphold the highest hospitality standards, and have complete knowledge to advise and upsell to customers. In my current position at Duck&Waffle, I have consistently scored 98%+ on menu knowledge, combinations and wine pairings. I am used to a high-traffic environment like yours, regularly serving 120-150 covers in an eight-hour shift. I have been commended 4 times by my manager for above-and-beyond hospitality and customer service. 

When I visited The Ivy, I had a feeling that even though everything was extremely sophisticated and high-end, nothing was forced or fake to drive up the prices. It felt like the ultimate fine dining experience, which this town lacks. This is why I believe this is the best place for me to work and develop.

When would be good to have a meeting or a call to discuss how I can apply my fine dining skills and experience to further cement The Ivy as the best restaurant in town?

Thank you,

Molly Hively

Phone: +1-281-860-5055


Sample 5: “Server cover letter”

“Dear Ms. Walker,

I am pleased to submit my application for the food server position with Nelson Cafe. Given my background in customer service and hospitality, I believe I can make significant contributions to your restaurant and am the best candidate for the position. 

I have achieved success in a variety of business objectives by employing a focused work ethic and personal integrity as well as enthusiasm for problem-solving. With more than seven years of experience in the food service industry, I have a food service worker’s certification and a strong, practical knowledge of waste prevention, sanitation, and food safety. With my hands-on experience guiding service teams, I have earned a reputation for consistently taking a collaborative approach to increasing productivity.

I possess the fundamental talents and abilities you require from someone in this role. I am well-versed in welcoming patrons, taking orders, and serving guests in a prompt and polite manner. As you can see, I have a comprehensive background that will make me a valuable asset to your team. I hope to hear from you soon to discuss your needs for the food server opening. My resume is attached for your review, and I thank you for your time and consideration.

John Doe”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of server cover letters

How do I write an application letter to a restaurant worker?

“All my experience and skills would make me a great new addition to your establishment. I have attached my resume, which contains a more in-depth look at my experiences and skills. I look forward to hearing from you and would love to visit your restaurant for an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration.”

How do you say you have no experience but are willing to learn in a cover letter?

Example: “I believe that my enthusiasm and willingness to learn make me a strong candidate.”

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