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We are looking for a skilled Waiter or Waitress to take orders and deliver food and beverages to our customers.

The right Waiter/Waitress uplifts the dining experience for customers. We are looking for someone who will have the patience, personality and perseverance to thrive in this role.

Waiter/Waitress responsibilities include greeting and serving customers, providing detailed information on menus, multi-tasking various front-of-the-house duties and collecting the bill. If you are able to perform well in fast-paced environments, we’d like to meet you. To be a successful Waiter or Waitress, you should be polite with our customers and make sure they enjoy their meals. You should also be a team player and be able to effectively communicate with our Kitchen Staff to make sure orders are accurate and delivered promptly.

Keep in mind that Waiter/Waitress duties require working in shifts and/or during weekends and holidays.

Ultimately, it is the duty of our Waiters/Waitresses to provide an excellent overall dining experience for our guests.



  • Greet and escort customers to their tables

  • Present menu and provide detailed information when asked (e.g. about portions, ingredients or potential food allergies)

  • Prepare tables by setting up linens, silverware and glasses

  • Inform customers about the day’s specials

  • Offer menu recommendations upon request

  • Up-sell additional products when appropriate

  • Take accurate food and drinks orders, using a POS ordering software, order slips or by memorization

  • Check customers’ IDs to ensure they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages

  • Communicate order details to the Kitchen Staff

  • Serve food and drink orders

  • Check dishes and kitchenware for cleanliness and presentation and report any problems



  • Proven work experience as a Waiter or Waitress

  • Hands-on experience with cash register and ordering information system 

  • Basic math skills

  • Attentiveness and patience for customers

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment

  • Active listening and effective communication skills

  • Team spirit

  • Flexibility to work in shifts

  • High school diploma; food safety training is a plus



Food Running / Kitchen Expeditor:

  • Deliver food orders to customers quickly and accurately

  • Uphold sanitation and food safety principles

  • Bus tables by removing dirty dishes and trash

  • Check in with customers to ensure their experience is satisfactory

  • Relay reports of customer satisfaction to the management and relevant parties

  • Ensure patrons have all the appropriate tableware they need to properly enjoy their food

  • Assist setting up tables before service with appropriate utensils, napkins and decorations

  • Handle various impromptu requests from customers


  • Prepares dining room for patrons by cleaning and setting tables

  • Protects establishment and patrons by adhering to sanitation and safety policies

  • Maintains table setting by removing courses as completed; replenishing utensils; refilling water glasses; being alert to patron spills or other special needs

  • Supports/assist wait staff by helping with minor server tasks

  • Closes dining facility by cleaning chairs and tables; sweeping and/or vacuuming floors; removing trash from the facility




  • Washes all wares including pots, plans, flatware, and glasses, by hand and using dishwashers.

  • Correctly places and stores clean equipment, dishes, and utensils in assigned storage areas.

  • Stocks serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators, and other assigned areas with necessary dishes and utensils.

  • Cleans trash receptacles with water or steam.

  • Moves dishwashing supplies and equipment from storage to work area by hand or using hand trucks.

  • May assist in cleaning and preparing various foods for cooking and/or serving, as directed.

  • Ensures work areas remain safe, clean, and orderly, adhering to all company, local, and state guidelines regarding health, safety, and sanitation.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and follow directions.

  • Ability to understand and meet restaurant standards for health, safety, and excellence.

  • Ability to remain alert and focused in an environment that is noisy and fast-paced.

  • Ability to work effectively with kitchen staff.

  • Detail-oriented and thorough.


Starting at $16/hour (negotiable)


Lazy Lobster of Sarasota, a locally owned seafood restaurant, is seeking a knowledgeable kitchen member to join our dedicated kitchen staff. Must have the willingness to learn and be available to work different stations including dish. Opportunity for advancement available for the right individual. Must have references and transportation. Keep in mind that this position requires working in shifts and/or during weekends and holidays. Evening hours: 2:00pm- 9:00pm.




  • Prepare all served food

  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours

  • Memorize, record, and comprehend menu items, abbreviations, plate appearance, and portions

  • Follow recipes and special diet orders

  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently

  • Adhere to all sanitation and food production codes

  • Clean and maintain kitchen equipment, utensils, and appliances




  • Previous experience in cooking, culinary arts, or other related fields

  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment and cooking techniques

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work well in teams