Review a list of frequently asked interview questions for waiters.
Waiter Interview Questions
What jobs have you worked that required you to be in a fast-paced and crowded environment? How did you maintain quality standards in this environment?
What do you consider to be good customer service?
Describe a time when you had to deal with a particularly difficult customer/table. How did you handle the situation? Is there anything you would have done differently?
Have you ever taken charge in a restaurant in an emergency?
How do you handle fast-paced work environments?
How do you entertain customers as a waiter?
What is the most difficult part of being a waiter?
Imagine a customer asks for an item on the menu that is not available at the time. How do you convince him to select something else?
What would you do if a customer sent his meal back?
If a customer asks for a suggestion, what would you say?
What is your favorite item on our menu?
General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.