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Sample Waitress / Waiter Cover Letter


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The sample below applies equally to you whether you are a waiter or waitress. In the sample waitress cover letter below, Gillian Goldsmith applies for a Head Waitress job position at a prestigious 5 star hotel in San Francisco, California. Already in a similar post at another exclusive hotel within the same city, she writes a letter in 4 concise and but yet informative paragraphs.

The example letter begins with Gillian Goldsmith expressing an interest in the vacant position and she goes on to say why she is suited for the Head Waitress job on offer. It is important you start confidently and positively in the same manner when writing your own letters in order to set a positive tone.

In the mid section of this example waitress cover letter, Gillian Goldsmith briefly explains her current job remit and mentions relevant hospitality and supervisory skills she uses on a daily basis. She even goes on to explain how other relevant skills were developed during the course of her work /career.

Try to adopt a similar approach when writing your own letters and also try to highlight relevant skills such as:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and remain calm
  • Ability to work within teams and on own initiative
  • Sound customer service skills
  • Good persona hygiene
  • Excellent Health and Safety awareness
  • Ability to multitask and memorise orders
  • Good communication skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Interest in culinary matters and beverages

If you are seeking a supervisory waiting position such as Gillian Goldsmith in this sample waitress cover letter, you will need to mention those skills also. Gillian Goldsmith ends the letter as she started: upbeat and confident. She re-iterates her interest in the job as well as her interest in working for the employer. She also re-iterates her suitability for the Head Waitress vacant position and gives the reasons why. Remember, this illustration is equally a sample waiter cover letter. Here it is:


Gillian Goldsmith
208 My Hilly Avenue
San Francisco
CA 33333
[ Enter your telephone here ]
[ Enter your mobile here ]
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[ Enter date here ]

Mr Andrew Rodriquez
Personnel Manager
OPQR Hotel
Leisure Boulevard
Any Town
CA 22222


Dear Mr Rodriquez,

Re: (Enter Position / Ref here)

I am applying for the advertised position for a Head Waitress. I feel well suited to this role having acquired over five years experience as a Waitress within the hospitality and leisure industries.

Presently I work as Head Waitress at the 5 star 400 room XYZ Hotel in San Francisco where I direct staff of Waiters and Waitresses within a fast moving and high pressure environment, delivering high level hospitality and customer services, ensuring smooth operations and customer satisfaction at all times.

This position has given me a sense of achievement and I gained rapid promotion three months after being recruited as Waitress. My new position as Head Waitress required that I adopt a supervisory role and it was necessary to juggle many different tasks at once. I am responsible for managing the restaurant and bar, ensuring orders are fulfilled, keeping track of inventories and arranging delivery of supplies. All this involve giving instructions to members of staff and monitoring them; but I also make the time to listen and this improved communication within my team. By communicating effectively, I help raise team morale and this helps me and the other waitresses/waiters. Through good organisation and communication, I ensure efficient functioning of the restaurant and bar, ensuring simultaneous requests and orders by customers are met within reasonable time.

I am reliable, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. My four years' experience as Head Waitress at the XYZ Hotel has given me the opportunity to hone excellent organizational and supervisory skills, ability to delegate tasks proactively and manage competing deadlines. Working at your prestigious Hotel would be an honor and an ideal stepping stone for me in my upward career progression. I believe my skills and experience make me a suitable candidate for the vacant position. I hope therefore that in appraising my resume, you will be confident in my ability to perform well as Head Waitress at the OPQR Hotel. Meanwhile, I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,


Gillian Goldsmith





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EXAMPLE COVER LETTER FOR WAITRESS / WAITER JOB APPLICATIONS