Restaurant Server Training Manual


Restaurant Server Training Manual

restaurant server training manual

In today’s restaurant world restaurant servers need to be highly trained. As a restaurant owner or manager you can not afford in providing average service to your guest. Average customer service means that only 16% of customers will recommend your restaurant to other people. When your server’s provide average, run-of-the-mill service, they fail to encourage customers to rave about your restaurant to others.



The restaurant server training manual will help mold your service staff into knowledgable servers. The most important part in the restaurant server training manual is the server steps of service. Basically, the process begins when the guest arrives through your front doors all the way up to when the guest departs the restaurant. The steps of service will teach servers how to wait on customers, communication, ordering, deliver food (standard check times), etc.

What are the steps of service

Step 1

  • Greet the Guest – Immediately upon the guest entering the Restaurant.
  • Have a sincere, friendly smile.
  • Hi, Welcome to “Your restaurant’s name” how many in your party.

Step 2

  • Seat the Guest – Immediately when there is an open table.
  • Stay within arm’s length of the guest as you are seating them.
  • Senior Citizens – guest with walkers & canes seat up front if possible.
  • Tell servers how many guest & what table number.

Step 3

  • The server greets the table with a sincere smile within 2-Minutes.
  • The server places silverware on the table so other employees know they were greeted by the server.
  • The server introduces herself by saying her first name.
  • If you don’t recognize the guest ask them if they have been here before.
  • Talk about the features and specials.
  • Start with the drink orders & suggestively sell an appetizer.

Step 4

  • The server places the drink orders and appetizers in the POS system.
  • Drink Orders are delivered within 4 Minutes to the guest.
  • The server takes the guest order from left to right.
  • Enter the entire order into the (POS) system within 2 Minutes.

Step 5

  • Entrées are delivered to the guest within 15 Minutes.
  • Check back after 2 bites to ensure everything is okay.
  • Automatic refills and remove any dirty dishes.

Step 6

  • Suggest desserts within 2 bites of the guest finishing the entrees.
  • Deliver the desserts within 7 Minutes or less / suggest coffee or milk.
  • Drop the check off (If server Banking) remind the guest that you will take the payment when they are ready.
  • When receiving credit card payments, process and close the check out immediately, otherwise if you don’t your table turn times will be affected.
  • Please thank the guest with a warm, sincere smile and invite them back
  • Reset the tables immediately after the guest leaves.
  • Reset the table per standard and wipe the seats / booths and clean floors before the next seating.




Restaurant Server Training Manual
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Restaurant Server Training Manual
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Restaurant Server Training Manual
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RESTAURANT SERVER TRAINING MANUAL



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