Cover letter for a waitress job with no experience(5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of cover letters for a waitress with no experience.

Samples of cover letters for a waitress with no experience

If you have zero experience and you’re looking to start a job in your specific industry, you can get the attention of job recruiters and hiring managers by including a well-written cover letter for a fresher level with your resume even with limited experience. When writing a cover letter with zero experience, these are some of the important things to include in your letter:

  • Mention your fresh knowledge. Use your recent learning experiences to your advantage; an employer might be more willing to hire you if they know you can help their business acclimate to new technologies or practices.
  • Express your energy and enthusiasm. It shows the potential motivation you will bring to a job as a fresh college graduate.
  • Check your grammar and proofread your letter. It is a way of showing employers your ability to write comprehensive, error-free messages.
  • The first step is addressing the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, 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.
  • Since you are a recent graduate, it would help to emphasize your college coursework, internships, and other experiences that show your employability.
  • Ensure your qualifications are similar to the job position. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to 

discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1:

“Dear Mr Singh,

I was excited to see that Restaurant ABC has a position available for a new waitress, as a frequent patron of your establishment with a passion for the food and hospitality industry I am confident I would make a great addition to your team. I have just completed a Level 2 diploma in food and beverage service that has taught me the skills required to take on my first role outside of college.

I am an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is eager to provide outstanding customer service to a multitude of diners. Here are some of my strengths that would enable me to make a positive contribution towards the smooth running of Restaurant ABC:

  • Able to work at a fast pace while remaining calm under pressure
  • Familiar with a wide range of food and beverages and able to memorise menu options
  • Understanding of the importance of effective hygiene measures
  • Positive work ethic and ability to accurately follow instruction
  • Confident handling money and taking payments

I am a reliable individual and work well either as part of a team or autonomously and feel my attention to detail and excellent communication skills would make me an exceptional candidate for the position. Please find a copy of my CV enclosed outlining further details of my skills and experience. I would very much like the opportunity to visit your restaurant and discuss my application in more detail at your convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours Sincerely,

Maggie Peterson”

Sample 2:

“Dear Mr. Petterson:

Greetings to you, sir! This letter is in response to your entry-level Waitress job posting for Veggie Valley on Craigslist. I can be an asset to the food and beverage services industry not only because of my education in Hospitality Management but also for my propensity for working in an agile work atmosphere.

With my knowledge in culinary arts, housekeeping, basic finance, etc., I believe I can be of help to your reputable company, especially with the guidance of your esteemed employees.

To help you with your hiring decision, here are the things that I can offer:

  • You will never worry about attendance issues because I am a morning person who is open to working in a flexible work schedule.
  • You can rely upon the fact that I can sustain long hours of standing and walking due to my spending an average of four hours per week jogging and weightlifting.
  • You will not have a hard time giving me instructions because I possess excellent communication skills with a native-like proficiency in English, as well as basic Spanish and French.
  • You can trust that I am capable of immediately understanding and dealing with social cues because I am a detail-oriented person who loves making people feel comfortable at all times.

I am eager to discuss my application further at your earliest convenience. My resume and relevant certificates are also attached to this email for your reference. Please find my contact details listed below.

Yours respectfully,

Emily Harrison

(123) 456-789”

Sample 3:

“Dear Hiring Manager,

As a hardworking, result-oriented, and food service enthusiast, I hastened to apply for this post at the *** Resort. After going through your job listing in detail, I believe that my qualifications and skills complement well with the job description you are expecting from your new Entry Level Waiter/Waitress.

The following are some of the strengths, that would enable me to contribute to *** resort effectively-

  • Knowledge of point of sales systems.
  • Familiarity with collecting requests, and serving to guests.
  • Talented in anticipating and responding to guests’ needs.
  • Memorizing menu and wine stock and the appropriate entrée pairings.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.

I would love to be a part of a team like yours which is a market leader in the food service industry. This said I am also confident that I will smoothly fit into your company culture, and provide exceptional food and beverage service to patrons from various backgrounds.

Given a chance, I will prove to be an excellent candidate for this post, and be a useful asset. Looking forward to hearing from your soon.

Thank you for your time and consideration!


[Your Name]”

Sample 4:

“Mr. Alexander Doe

Hiring Manager

Sandia Resort

24 Some Golf Street

Austin, TX 14701

Re: Waitress Position (Job ID 4553)

Dear Mr. Doe:

As a results-oriented and hardworking food service enthusiast, I am applying for a waitress position at the Sandia Resort. After reading your job description in detail, I found my skills and qualifications complement your job description almost exactly.

I am a passionate individual who is eager to provide exceptional food and beverage service to patrons from different backgrounds. The following are some highlights of my strengths, which would enable me to contribute to Sandia Resort effectively:

  • Exceptional talent in anticipating and responding to guests’ needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to take food and beverages order and relay it to kitchen staff or bartender.
  • Familiar with collecting the request from the bartender, adding appropriate garnish, placing it on a tray, and serving to guests with cocktail napkins.
  • Knowledge of point of sales system.
  • Able to quickly clean the tables and work area.

Through my part-time work at community services and charity events, I developed a good work ethic, strong expertise in interacting with people of different backgrounds, and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. I have a current driver’s license, and reliable transport, and am willing to work rotating shifts. The attached resume details my qualifications and hospitality skills.

I look forward to an opportunity to discuss t how I could be a useful asset to Sandia Resort. I will contact you next week to set up a mutually convenient interview time. Meanwhile, you may contact me at (000) 875-2325.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Florence Smith

(000) 875-2325”

Sample 5:

“Jade Coleman

(000) 546-7707

April 27, 2022

Mr. Oliver Page

Human Resources Manager

Renee Courtyard

541 Tone Avenue

Farmington, MA 37947

Dear Mr. Page:

Through my online research for a cocktail waitress position, I came across your advertisement. I was contended to see that your job description perfectly compliments my skills and knowledge.

Ensuring that customers’ orders are timely delivered is my passion. I am skilled in ensuring cleanliness and sanitization of assigned areas and items, such as tables, bar counters, and condiment stations.

In particular, I offer in-depth knowledge of:

  • Serving customers by anticipating their needs
  • Initiating conversation
  • Offering assistance and advice
  • Remembering that “the customer is always right”
  • Performing beverage set-up while running side work
  • Checking identification to ensure minimum age requirements

Besides, I can differentiate between spirits such as cocktails, beers, and wines, which makes it easy for me to suggest drinks to customers in an appropriate manner.

It would be a great pleasure to meet with you in person so that I can provide you with more details regarding my talents. I will call your office after a few days, hopefully, to set up a meeting time. Until then, you may reach me at (000) 546-7707.

Thank you for your consideration of me as a candidate for the Cocktail Waitress position at Renee Courtyard.


Jade Coleman”

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 to make me a strong candidate.”

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