Is there a specific process to becoming a waiter/waitress?

Yeah, so I'm a poor college student living in NYC, and I'm interested in a part-time job as a waitress. Does anyone here have any experience in waiting tables? How do I start if I have no experience whatsoever? Thanks!

Asked By: snooch to the noonch - 1/30/2008
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Never been a waitress in a big city, I tried in Seattle once and the only thing I could get was a dishwashing job that I was slowly working my up the ladder to server status. Otherwise in Maine it's relatively easy to get a job. I've learned to just smile, compliment your customers, and listen to them. You have to be... More
Answered By: Kristin B - 1/31/2008
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Answered By: SeAwAvEs - 1/30/2008
There are a lot of lower end restaurants that will hire people without experience. You'll probably get trained on the job. Just go in and ask if they're hiring and if they are, ask them what you need to do to be considered.
Answered By: j_teether - 1/30/2008
well when i was called for an interview, they asked me many questions about the customer thing, like how will u treat a customer when he says that the food is too salty! and after u passed there is a week or two weeks of training, its easy! Good LUCK
Answered By: Rocking John - 1/30/2008
I was a waitress for about 2 years. Most resturaunts usally put you through some sort of training program. Then experience teaches you the rest. GL!
Answered By: allisonwilliams16 - 1/30/2008
Well i became a waiter, at a local Applebees.. my advcie is to start out at an apple bee's or another restuarant that doens't bring out that appetizer bread & stuff you konw? unless they pay for it.. it saves you a bunch of time, & stress, & you won't work too much, yet you stil get great tips... there is no process... More
Answered By: Dante - 1/30/2008
Main requirement is that you are fast,a ccurate, courteous, and coordinated. These things are very important to the job. Other than that, there's nothing else special. You usually learn as you go. It's a matter of finding a restuarant to work in.
Answered By: lexa10881 - 1/30/2008
Im a cocktail waitress, and its a lot tougher than being a typical waitress... More
Answered By: Nicolle fo shizzle - 1/30/2008
Go to a diner or other small restaurant and see if they will hire you. You may have to start as a busboy.
Answered By: kadel - 1/30/2008
if you have the attitude and personality a lot of resturants will like hiring people without expiriance. Its easier to train then break old habbits
Answered By: Jessie c - 1/30/2008
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