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List of Restaurant Skills

List of Restaurant Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

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List of Restaurant Skills

Restaurant employees need to have a variety of food and hospitality skills.

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When you're applying for jobs, there are certain skills that employers expect applicants for restaurant and food service jobs to have.

Here's a list of skills employers seek in the candidates they hire. Skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

List of Restaurant and Food Service Skills

A - G

  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Assisting the Cook
  • Bartending
  • Budgeting
  • Bussing
  • Cashing Out Customers
  • Cleaning Tables
  • Clearing Food
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Cooking
  • Customer Relations
  • Detail Oriented
  • Directing Customers
  • Dishwashing
  • Employee Relations
  • Food Expediting
  • Food Knowledge
  • Food Preparation
  • Friendly

 H - M

  • Handling Money
  • Hiring
  • Hostessing
  • Ingratiating Customers
  • Interpersonal
  • Interviewing
  • Inventory
  • Management
  • Math

 N - S

  • Networking
  • Ordering Supplies
  • Patient
  • Positive Attitude
  • Presenting Menus
  • Public Relations
  • Refilling Condiments
  • Reservation Scheduling
  • Serving
  • Short Order Cooking
  • Supervising

 T - Z

  • Taking Orders
  • Team Player
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Skills
  • Waiting on Tables

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