Waitress CV example : free CV template (Microsoft Word)

An elegant UK Waitress CV template that uses the classic Garamond font for a professional finish. Incorporating Burgundy accents in the subtle details - a simple border and neat headings - and making use of a subtle, effective shadow effect on the headings to make them stand out.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #48
  • File size: 20 kB
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: Resume-Template-Burgundy-Shadows.docx
  • Fonts required: Garamond
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  • ATS CV: Yes*
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About this CV template:

*** Updated for 2019! *** Neat alignment, a touch of burgundy and the subtle shadow detail makes this elegant résumé template the perfect choice for a host of role applications. The font, Garamond, is a timeless choice that is easy to read and gives your résumé a touch of class.

* Every effort has been made to design this CV template according to best practice so that your information can be read by ATS software correctly. However, all Applicant Tracking Systems are different and no guarantees can be offered.

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1234 The Street Leicester LE1 2DY – 01234 567890 – joanne@joannebloggs.com


I am an experienced waitress with real pride and passion for what I do – I love my job! Invite me for an interview and I’ll greet you with lots of energy and a BIG SMILE, just like I greet all of my customers. I have the ability to build a rapport, even in a fast paced environment when the orders are flying in; and above all, I love giving customers an awesome experience with great service delivery. I’m currently working 3 days a week and I’m therefore looking for a full time role.


Annie’s Burger Shack, Leicester : July 2017 – date (Part time – 3 days/week)

Annie’s is a super-busy location in Leicester Centre, so there’s never a quiet moment. My role requires that I greet guests and show them to their table, serving food and wine, and clearing the tables after. I work with the kitchen to ensure that each guest has an amazing experience, beyond all expectations. This is a real high energy place which has built an awesome reputation thanks to its great food, amazing friendly service and solid teamwork.

Gilpin’s, Nottingham : March 2014
Working at this exceptional Michelin starred restaurant, I greeted and seated guests, and guided them through the menu of imaginative dishes. Impeccable menu knowledge was essential to the role and I advised customers based on their preferences – traditional or more experimental. I delivered exceptional customer care and like every member of the team, I upheld high standards of self presentation together with a friendly, charming and outgoing persona. I left Gilpin’s when I moved out of the area.

The Nag’s Head, Arnold : January 2013 – February 2014 (Part time – 3 days/week)
Working for this friendly local pub involved a lot more than simply carrying dishes a few metres from the kitchen – it was always about going the extra mile so that every customer went home happy.


GCSES | Arnold Hill Comprehensive School, 2009 – 2013
9 GCSEs grade C and above including English (B) and Maths (B).

LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY & HYGIENE | Catering College, Nottingham, 2009 – 2015
City and Guilds Accredited.


  • Hands-on experience with cash registers and ordering information systems (Revel POS & Toast POS)
  • Good maths skills (including mental maths!)
  • Attentiveness and patience
  • Very high standard of personal presentation
  • Good organisational and multitasking skills, with proven ability to perform in a busy environment
  • Active listening and effective communication skills
  • Very good at working with the team to deliver great service, and keeping others motivated
  • Flexibility to work in shifts


When I’m not at work, I love getting out of the City and cycling in the countryside. I also enjoy swimming and playing golf.


BOB JONES | General Manager
Annie’s Burger Shack
01332 123456

ALAN SMITH | General Manager
0115 9123456

Template details:

A fully updated ATS-friendly waitress CV example using Garamond font, font shadows and a neat border.

***Updated for 2019*** : This CV template was originally published on 11th February 2016.

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How to make your waitress CV template stand out from the crowd

So you’ve found your perfect CV template and inserted all your work experience and qualifications – what now? With these simple tricks, you can ensure your CV spends more time in the hands of your prospective recruiter.

Here’s how to make your CV template stand out from the crowd:

1. Write a snappy personal statement

Your personal statement should be written in the first person. For example:

I am an experienced Waitress

Instead of:

Ellie Jobes is an experienced Waitress

A personal statement should always aim to state the following:

  • Who you are
  • What you have to offer
  • What you are looking for

Your recruiter will undoubtedly have a pile of CVs to work through, so make this statement short and to the point. 3-4 lines are the typical length for a personal statement.

Look carefully at the job description and focus on what the recruiter is looking for. However, don’t leave out any unique selling points that will make you stand out.

Find out more: How to write a personal statement: 10 things to put in yours

If the job specification’s a little light on detail (as many waiter and waitress job adverts are), try looking at job profiles in your industry for ideas. This will guide you towards the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

2. Include your achievements

So many job applicants simply write about where they have worked and what qualifications they have. With countless applicants for every job vacancy, you really need to find a way to set yourself apart from the others.

If you have past achievements, such as introducing a new idea in your past role with success, or achieving a particular target, say so! These tell the recruiter that you can deliver.

  • Did you average an impressive amount of tips?
  • Did you train and/or supervise junior members of staff?
  • Did you have impressive upsell levels (starters, desserts, coffees etc)?

Your performance needs to stand out throughout your CV, so the employer can see your proven track record. If you simply list all the tasks you’ve ever completed for each job, you are not giving much away.

If you’re able to list the right skills AND show that you can perform to a high standard, you are going to get noticed. The employer is well aware of how many applications will drop into their inbox that matches the job description. So you need to set yourself apart from the other applicants and demonstrate that you are a very capable person.

3. Pay attention to your covering letter

It’s all well and good having the perfect CV, but the first piece of paper your recruiter sees is the covering letter. So put just as much effort into getting this right if you want to really impress.

Your cover letter is not unlike your personal statement, but with a little more detail. Above all, it should spell out exactly how you meet the requirements of the role (as set out in the job advert). Or, if you don’t, exactly why you think you can do this job regardless. Click here to view a guide on writing the perfect cover letter.

Don’t ever underestimate the impact a well written cover letter can have on your chances of success. Lots of other candidates will not bother to write one, so you are already one step ahead.

You may also like our waiter CV example (with CV writing guide).

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