Waiter Recommendation Letter Sample

The first thing that you need to do when leaving your waiter job is to request your employer for a recommendation letter. This document will pave the way for a new waiting or food service position that you may apply for in the future. The world the way it is, trust issues are a major problem for employers and a recommendation letter can go a long way in smoothing this out.

As the food service industry has a very high turnover rate with many food service personnel looking for better opportunities. The following sample recommendation letter will let you know how one is written for a waiter’s position.


Waiter Recommendation Letter Sample


June 23, 2014


To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to recommend Nick Nicholson who worked at AAA Restaurant since December 2008 as a valuable part of our food service team. He was a great addition to the team since his very first day as he brought both liveliness and professionalism to the restaurant. While he was not a expert waiter eight years ago, he showed immense potential and learnt the food service protocols very quickly.

We received innumerable compliments from the patrons who have affectionately coined many names for him such as “Mr. Efficient” and “Flash” which signify his attitude towards work. As far as food service is concerned, he knows his work inside out and has even filled in for our head chef in times of emergency.

During Nick’s time at AAA Restaurant, he has not just cooked and served but has also been a key player in many catering events. His banquet management skills are exceptional that is why managers often asked him to handle banquet outsourcing without supervision.

It was quite a shock to find out that Nick could not work for us anymore but we are happy that his talent will be used in perhaps a bigger setting now and wish him the very best for all his future endeavors. I recommend him fully for a waiter’s position anywhere he chooses to go. Please call me at the numbers below if you have any questions that you may need answered about Nick and his accomplishments.



Paul Newman
(F & B Manager)
AAA Restaurant
(444) 444-4444

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