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Restaurant Server - Cool River

Posted June 15, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Valley Forge
Wayne, PA

About This Job


Sells product, processes orders, serves food and drinks to guests in the dining room; accurately processes guest check payments; maintains all Company policies, health, safety and sanitation standards.  Focus is exceeding guests’ expectations through excellent service.


  • Greets table, answers questions, makes suggestions regarding food and service. (16%)
  • Presents check, accurately processes guest check payments and balances receipts at the end of the shift/day. (16%)
  • Serves drinks from service alley and/or bar, serves meals from kitchen. (16%)
  • Observes guests and responds to additional requests to determine when the meal has been completed. (16%)
  • Communicate with guests; anticipates needs (20%).
  • Keeps table cleared of used plates, trash, empty glasses. (8%)
  • Follows all health, safety and sanitation standards. (8%)    


  • Table greeted, food/drinks served in a timely, courteous manner. Smiles at all times!
  • Anticipates guests needs and responds to any problems--addresses both with an equal sense of urgency.
  • Knows Cool River food, and how it is prepared.
  • Serves a three/four table station maintaining all Cool River service standards throughout the shift.
  • Personal appearance to Company standards each day/shift.
  • Supports other front-of-house functions.
  • Maintains a cheerful demeanor and understands the value of a smile.
  • Deposits cash drops and secures bank.


  • Understands that focus of job is to exceed guests’ expectations -- finds ways to say “yes” to the guest -- notifies management immediately when there is a guest complaint or a failure to meet a guest’s expectation has occurred and works with management to then exceed the guest’s expectation in resolving the situation.
  • In some areas, food handlers permit may be required.
  • Ability to handle cash and credit card transactions. Guest transactions are handled through server banking -- there are no cashiers in the restaurant.
  • Significant movement required throughout the shift.
  • Stooping; twisting upper body, grasping and handling small, heavy objects (plates of food, silverware, trays, etc.).
  • Carry plates of food weighing up to 10 pounds from the kitchen to the dining room 25 to 30 times per shift.
  • Extensive verbal interaction with guest. Out-going; comfortable with people.  Smiles easily.
  • Ability to walk, move quickly while carrying objects weighing up to 30 pounds with one arm held above shoulder level.


Extreme environmental demands on front-of house staff are few -- the majority of work takes place indoors in climate-controlled areas. 

The only chemicals involved in these jobs are of the cleaning variety.  Training is given as to the appropriate use of these cleaning agents.

During a typical shift a front-of-the-house associate will have intense guest contact and be involved in moderately to very stressful and sometimes frustrating situations.  Associates must work well with limited supervision within their specific job functions but must be highly interactive with co-workers to accomplish work -- must be able to be a team player.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


About this Employer

Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Valley Forge

888 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Wayne, PA 19087

(610) 647-6700

229 Room All Suite

At A Glance

Set in a beautiful valley just 25 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Valley Forge hotel is perfect for both leisure and business travelers. Experience the local shops at the King of Prussia Mall, the largest mall on the East Coast, or enjoy a scenic walk around the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Make us your choice among Valley Forge hotels and enjoy more space and freedom in an Embassy Suites guest suite. All suites at this Philadelphia hotel feature contemporary decor, complimentary WiFi, a private bedroom, separate living room and an LCD TV.

Host meetings in the hotel’s beautiful function spaces for convenient and successful events of up to 150 guests. Plunge into the hotel’s swimming pool, and relax on the sundeck. Stay active in the fitness center with cardio machines and a separate weight room, or go back to the basics on the jogging track adjacent to the hotel.

Enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast every morning at this Valley Forge hotel, and unwind with complimentary drinks and snacks at the Complimentary Evening Reception. Delight in delicious contemporary cuisine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Grille at Chesterbrook. Relax and unwind with colleagues and friends alike at the sophisticated E Bar Lounge.