x3 Positions available for waiters at the University of the Free State

University of the Free State is holding vacancies for waiters based in Bloemfontein Campus

Closing date: 28 June 2024

Location: Bloemfontein Campus

Duties and responsibilities:
•    Prepare tables for service as per the restaurant standard.
•    Greet and escort customers to their tables.
•    Present the menu and provide detailed information when asked (e.g. about portions, ingredients or potential food allergies).
•    Inform customers about the day’s specials. 

•    Offer menu recommendations upon request Take accurate food and drinks orders.
•    Communicate order details to the Kitchen Staff Serve food and drinks.
•    Up-sell additional products when appropriate. 
•    Deliver checks and collect bill payments.
•    Clearing and cleaning of tables.
•    Restock of items in the front of house. 
•    Provide excellent customer service to guests.

•    Following health code standards with regards to the handling of food. 
•    Making and serving of variety of coffees to a high standard.
•    Assist with events and functions, including setting up and rearranging of tables.
•    Perform other duties as required by Housing and Residence Affairs.
•    Available to work on weekends and after hours if required.

Inherent requirements:
•    Grade 12 or National Vocational Certificate on NQF Level 4.

•    Minimum one (1) year experience as a waiter.
•    Knowledge of Point-of-Sale System.
•    Experience as a Barista.

Required competencies: 
•    Results-oriented:

–    The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations. 
–    The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one’s task. 

–    The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
–    The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
•    Strategic thinking:
–    The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
–    The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.

•    Business Acumen:
–    The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
•    Leading:
–    The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm. 
–    The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

•    Building coalitions:
–    The ability to negotiate, sell, influence and to persuade others.
–    The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.
–    The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. 
•    A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter. 
•    Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).

•    A copy of your identity document.
•    Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
•    A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
•    Confirmation of employment from current employer / last employer if unemployed (only applicable to external applicants).

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