Cover letter for waiter job (5 samples)

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

Examples of cover letters for a waiter job

When applying for a waiter 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:

“Dear Hiring Manager,

It’s with great pleasure that I’m responding to your advertisement for a Waiter at The Flagship Restaurant. I’ve been working in the restaurant industry for the last 15 years, and I love serving guests and creating a one-of-a-kind experience for them every time they’re at one of my tables. Anticipating the needs of my guests is of paramount importance to me because I love helping restaurants grow their clientele, and I believe that creating a fun and friendly experience is one of the factors that I have the most control over as a Waiter. I do, however, also believe that guests want their order to be served correctly and in a timely fashion. That’s why I work to communicate effectively with cooks and help other Waiters by expediting and running their tables’ food.

In my previous position at Innovation Restaurant, I served guests by greeting them as soon as they were seated and by serving their drinks, most of the time, within two minutes of them having ordered. Innovation Restaurant has a quality-assurance program that uses secret guests who rate their experiences at the restaurant. For both of the two secret guests that I served, I was given perfect scores on timeliness of service and menu knowledge. I also helped management refine the training program so that new Waiters would better learn how to serve their guests.

I’m attentive to details and pride myself on my ability to communicate effectively with kitchen staff, bar staff, hosts and other servers. I also understand the functions and concerns of several of these roles because I’ve also worked as a host and bartender.

I’m so excited at the opportunity to learn about the food at The Flagship Restaurant and to connect with the restaurant’s other Waiters and the guests. If hired, I’ll be happy to help others learn techniques that create quality experiences for guests, and I’ll continually be looking for ways to improve the service that I give.


Jax Sampson”

Sample 2:

“Mrs Christine Gallo

Hiring Manager

Fine Dining

20 South Parkway

Long Island, NY 11551

Dear Mrs Gallo

I enthusiastically submit my application for the waiter position you recently advertised on  I am confident that my experience as an energetic and hard working customer-service professional will provide the skills you are looking for. I am forwarding my resume for your review and consideration.

Some key points that you will find relevant to your job opportunity include:

Track record of meeting and exceeding the needs of each customer in a warm and sincere fashion.

A passion for food and a good knowledge of beverages.

Knowledgeable about appropriate table settings and service ware.

Excellent memory and capable of reciting, explaining and promoting a wide range of menu items.

Skilled in keeping record of multiple orders and accurately processing payments.

Proven ability to work well under pressure and in a team environment.

Verifiable record of reliably completing shift requirements.

I pride myself on welcoming and engaging each customer in a friendly manner, responding quickly to their needs and efficiently resolving any concerns they may have.  I  would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss the waiter job opportunity.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Jack Jobseeker”

Sample 3:

“[Today’s Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

[341 Company Address]

[Company City, State XXXXX]



Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms.] [Manager’s Name],

I’m writing to you with regards to applying to the waitress role I saw on [Website Name]. With over five years of experience providing excellent service to diners at quality establishments, I know that I’m a strong candidate to fill out your team.

While working as a waitress at the Longhorn Grill in Los Angeles, I learned the ins and outs of the industry, including food handling techniques and how to take orders efficiently in a 120+ seat restaurant. I also served as a hostess and waitress at Mike’s Fancy Kitchen, where I was introduced to bussing tables and proper cleaning techniques for maintaining a hygienic dining experience.

My accomplishments include:

  • Memorizing Longhorn’s wine stock and the appropriate entrée pairings, leading to daily wine sales averaging $180
  • Assisting in the training of 6 new waiters that helped boost the restaurant’s performance
  • Implementing new menu introduction strategies, increasing customer purchases of wine by 10% on average

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.


[Your Name]”

Sample 4:

“Dear Mrs. Dickerson,

I am very enthusiastic about the open position I found on seeking an experienced Waiter for your restaurant. Please review my included resume.

I have worked as a Waiter for the past four years at The Richardson. In this time, I have gained considerable experience in what it takes to serve guests in an upscale restaurant environment. I am also at present, pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management. I have a great amount of regulars who come in just to be served by my outstanding Waiter abilities. I am fast, great at multi-tasking, and can take on many guests at one time. Above all, I maintain that customer service is the most important task to master as a Waiter.

I look forward to communicating with you further. If you could please call me at (555)-555-5555 to schedule a time to come in, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks for your time.


Kimbery Campbell

Kimbery Campbell”

Sample 5:

“Dear Mr. Paulson:

Upon review of your posting for a Waiter at Giselle’s, I was eager to submit my resume for your review. As an enthusiastic professional with 9 years of serving experience, I am prepared to make an immediate and positive impact on your restaurant in this position.

From taking customer orders and refilling glasses to setting tables and ensuring timely food and drink delivery, my experience has prepared me to excel as your new waiter. For the past nine years, I have provided excellent customer service in consecutive serving positions for both casual and fine dining establishments. My additional strengths in team collaboration, problem solving, and organization position me to thrive in this role.

Highlights of my background include:

Serving as Head Waiter for Blue Wave Restaurant in San Diego and Skyline Fine Dining in Calabasas, as well as a Waiter for Cherry’s in multiple locations across the region.

Greeting guests, informing them of specials and menu changes, answering customer questions, and collecting and processing payments.

Training and coaching new servers while acting as a mentor to model restaurant procedures.

Collaborating with peers and management to ensure outstanding levels of customer satisfaction.

Earning consistent praise from restaurant management due to exceptional job performance.

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


McKinley Morganfield”

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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