Server Closing Checklist

Restaurant Server Closing Checklist

Do your morning servers come in and complain about all the things the closing servers left for them? Then they don’t leave the restaurant as they should for the evening servers. so the evening servers complain about the morning and don’t close the service aisle as they should. then the morning servers complain. You get the picture. Why not just use the restaurant server closing checklist to make sure the work is being done each night? Pair this with the Server Side work chart and you’ll keep your service staff in line to provide top-notch service. Use the restaurant server closing checklist for the Service Aisle and Dining Room closing tasks. This is great to make sure everything is complete and ready for the morning. The restaurant closing Server verifies that the other servers have all completed their side work and closed down their sections properly. At the end of the night, the Manager confirms that all the tasks on the Restaurant Closing Server Checklist are completed.


Have you ever opened the restaurant and found that the previous nights closing was not done to your standards? How does customer service affect a bad close? If the restaurant was not closed down properly it will affect customer service. The employees will be playing catch up all throughout the day instead of taking care of your customers.

Hold your employees accountable, utilize the server closing checklist to ensure the restaurant is completely set up for the next shift. Managers needs to be proactive and conduct a pre-closing walk through, then alert the closing server of any discrepancies. You need to set the expectations so the closer’s understand what is expected from them.  Set the example and work with your employees hands on – show them the proper way to close the restaurant down.

Restaurant Server Closing Checklist

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Server Closing Checklist

restaurant server closing checklist


Other Fantastic Forms and Checklists

Servers Side Work Chart 
This tool will provide great customer service throughout the shift because the servers will be more focused on the guest. As long as the sever completes the task at the very beginning, throughout and at the end of their shift they will spend less time stocking and more time focusing on their customers.

The Manager Closing Checklist
Use this checklist to ensure the restaurant and the managers duties are completed nightly.

The Kitchen Closing Checklist
Use this checklist to help set each shift up for success. The shifts should be set up as they received it from the previous shift.

The Kitchen Side Work Chart
Each cook as they arrive to work needs to complete their assigned task at the beginning, throughout and at the end of the shift. By using this chart correctly and consistently it will allow the cooks to focus on selling foods to the customers and less time on stocking, or cleaning as you go.


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