Waiter x3 Posts Open at the University of the Free State

Waiter x3 Posts Open at the University of the Free State.

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.



  • 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 fulfill 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 organized manner.

Business Acumen:

  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.


  • 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.

How to Apply

  • 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).

Click HERE to apply.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7659 or email [email protected] or [email protected]. Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9848/ 9813/ 9810/ 9814/ 2979 for assistance.

The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at:   EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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