AM Restaurant Server

Job Details


Job Location
Hotel Valencia Santana Row – San Jose, CA

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
High School

Salary Range
$17.00 Hourly

Job Shift

Job Category
Restaurant – Food Service



Are you a Customer Service Super Star…. WE NEED BIG STARS LIKE YOU!!!

Come be a part of an AWARD WINNING TEAM.

Hotel Valencia Santana Row is located in San Jose, Ca and is a pillar of the community. Our hotel is unique to the city and we are looking for outstanding talent to provide exceptional customer service to our guests. We are part of Valencia Hotel Group, our collection of hotels are created for today’s passionate traveler, each of our hotels are intentionally built to showcase modern design and classic character. We are looking for team members who are ready to be empowered to go above and beyond.

Job summary:

Provide friendly service and an upscale dining experience for guests. To include waiting on tables, market, sell and serve all meal items

Shift requirements:

  • Morning shifts: 6:30am-3:00pm


  • Contribute positively to the team within the department
  • Prepare for all guest requests
  • Participate in on-going training
  • Comply with Valencia Hotel Group (and its affiliates) standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Valencia Hotel Group (and its affiliates) standards as required by scheduling which will vary dependent upon the hotels needs
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Supervisor
  • Maintain complete knowledge of table/seat/station numbers, room capacity, hours of operation, proper table set-up, and dress code of the restaurant.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies and service procedures
  • Maintain complete knowledge of all menu items, prices, preparation method/time, major ingredients, and quality standards of taste, appearance, texture, serving temperature, portion size, garnish, and method of presentation.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and strictly abide by state liquor regulations, particularly those prohibiting service to minors, intoxicated persons, and drunk driving.
  • Organize assigned stations and ensure readiness prior to guest arrival.
  • Greet guests and suggest beverage order, utilizing upselling techniques.
  • Relay daily specials with brief descriptions; answer all questions on menu selections accurately and offer suggestions.
  • Take guests’ orders utilizing upselling techniques and record all orders following service standards.
  • Input orders into system and ensure transmission of orders is verified by kitchen when assigned to do so.
  • Work closely with kitchen team in assigned station on service and timing.
  • Monitor and anticipate guest needs, respond promptly, and acknowledge all guests even when busy.
  • Maintain positive guest relations. Be familiar with all hotel services/features.
  • Handle guest complaints and ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Total all charges, present guest checks according to procedure, and process checks according to departmental policy.
  • Adhere to payment, cash handling, credit card, and room charge policies and procedures.
  • Assist Food Runners as required to ensure optimum service levels.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, etc. as scheduled.
  • Assist with any side work or additional prep work

Qualifications/ Benefits


  • Hotel Operations or Customer Service experience preferred
  • Communicates effectively with others
  • Works productively with a team
  • Effective multitasking skills
  • Composure and patience under pressure
  • High school or equivalent education required.
  • Knowledge of P.O.S. systems. Preferably ALOHA
  • Previous Experience in an upscale/fine dining restaurant preferred
  • Knowledge of Wine Selections preferred
  • Valid TABC Certification
  • Valid Food Handler’s Certificate


  • Medical, Dental, Life insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Community Service Days
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Valencia Hotel Group (and all its affiliates) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Valencia Hotel Group provides equal employment opportunities to all persons. The company does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or ancestry in recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion or any other condition of employment and actively seeks a diverse and representative work force.

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