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Waiter and Waitress Mock Interview

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Are you used to serving meals in a heavy volume environment?

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List of 25 Waiter and Waitress Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Are you used to serving meals in a heavy volume environment?

  2. 2.

    Would you say you are a people person?

  3. 3.

    Tell me about yourself.

  4. 4.

    What is your favorite item on our menu?

  5. 5.

    How long will it take you to memorize our menu?

  6. 6.

    Have you ever skipped work at your previous employment?

  7. 7.

    Do you have any restaurant server experience?

  8. 8.

    Are you in this to make money or do you enjoy socializing?

  9. 9.

    What previous jobs have you held?

  10. 10.

    If a customer asks you to pick a meal, what will you suggest?

  11. 11.

    Why do you want to work as a waiter/waitress?

  12. 12.

    Have you eaten at our restaurant before?

  13. 13.

    How is your personality towards customers during slow times? Do you consider yourself pretty friendly?

  14. 14.

    Are you currently in school?

  15. 15.

    Why did you leave your last serving job?

  16. 16.

    How can I trust you?

  17. 17.

    What techniques do you use to upsell?

  18. 18.

    If a customer gives you a 25 cent tip, what do you do?

  19. 19.

    What was your worst experience with a customer at your last serving job?

  20. 20.

    We require you to come in an hour before busy time, and stay an hour after we close to clean, is that okay?

  21. 21.

    How often do you miss shifts?

  22. 22.

    Your car breaks down on the way to work, what would you do?

  23. 23.

    Have you ever had difficulty with a kitchen member? How did you work out the problem?

  24. 24.

    If I called your previous restaurant, what would they say about you?

  25. 25.

    What are your go to wines, that you recommend when asked?