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Preston's Server

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Preston's Server
Role Title: Food Service Technician I
Posting Number: SW0160788
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Position Summary:

Provide superior customer service to visitors of Preston’s Restaurant. Greet guests and present the menu, make recommendations or share additional information upon request. Check food items and serving items for quality, correct any issues, and serve food/drinks orders. Fill drink orders and ensure a superior meal experience. Delivers checks and collects payments. Prepares tables for guests including clean tablecloths and napkins, full condiments, arranging glassware and flatware, etc. Follows all relevant health department regulations.

Required Qualifications:

- Hotel or restaurant server experience including set up, service and clean up.
- Skilled in delivery of plated meals.
- Excellent customer service skills and the ability to handle customer problems, complaints and diffuse tense situations.
- Ability to understand and follow instructions, in particular as it applies to cash and credit card handling to meet Payment Card Industry requirements.
- Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
- Strong math skills for itemized checks, application of service charges, and tender exchange.
- Must be able to work effectively within a team, address critical situations and provide exceptional customer service.
- Must be able to balance time between meeting guests needs as well as working with kitchen staff to provide quick and accurate turn-around time.
- Must be available to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Fine dining experience, as well as experience hosting and cashiering.
- Knowledge of Point of Sales Systems, preferably MICROS and reservation systems, preferably Open Table.
- Knowledge of Payment Card Industry requirements.
- Knowledge of food, alcohol, specialty drinks and wine menus in a fine dining atmosphere.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must be available to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants must complete an online application at, search for posting SW0160788.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
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Pay Band: 1
Pay Range: $2.45 plus tips
Department: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Varies to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Posting Date: 10/07/2016
Review Begin Date: 10/21/2016
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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