1. What is your greatest strength that could help us?

Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude

2. What is your favorite part of serving?

Use this question to show your employer that you know your way around a restaurant. Give an answer that uses some common restaurant terminology. Also, use this question to highlight why you want to work in a restaurant. This well let your prospective employer know you're not just there to collect a paycheck. Here's an answer that accomplishes what you need:

"I enjoy the constant challenge. Every day is different. Every shift has a new surprise, and I enjoy the challenge of handling them. I also like how I improve more with each one. I always handle a new situation better than the last, and I like the progress I've made. This also keeps the job from being boring."

3. Explain how you would be an asset for us?

You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.

4. What is your greatest strength as Food Services provider?

Where do you shine? What sets you apart from other people up for your position? There's no place for modesty here. Emphasize your strengths with all the gusto you can muster. But remember, while it's okay to push the envelope a little, never tell an outright lie. A good answer might sound something like this:

"I have enough experience in the restaurant business that very little can throw me off. Even when things get crazy, I'm able to stay cool and calm, hopefully setting an example for others. Not that I'm any less busy than my coworkers, but I know how to remain focused and get the job done."

5. What salary do you need?

A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That's a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.

6. What is your greatest weakness as Food Services Agent?

Think of this as another opportunity to show off your strengths. With the proper wording, you can make a fault sound desirable, while at the same time still being an honest answer. This way you are still showing that you're humble, but not hurting your chances of getting the job. One answer might be along the lines of:

"It's probably true that I am hesitant to ask for help. I feel responsibility for my own work, and don't like to burden others who have their own set of responsibilities. It's something that I'm trying to work on, because I know it's okay and often a good idea to ask a coworker for help."

7. What experience do you have in Food Services field?

Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.

8. How can you contribute to make our restaurant more successful place?

I believe in quality services no matter what industry I work in. The restaurant business needs quality like no other business does. Being a part of your organization, I will focus on quality and customer service first which I believe to be the two very important aspects in this business.


Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
If you are being asked this question from your employer then you can explain your experience. Tell the employer what responsibilities you were performing during your job. You can tell what programs you developed and what modules you worked on. What were your achievements regarding different programs.

I have been working with computers since 2001. I also have a degree in network support/computer repair. I have built my last 3 computers, have work with Dell as an employee. So I have around 15 years experience working with computers.

10. What is your least favorite part of serving?

Fight the urge to say there's nothing you dislike. While this is the perfect answer in theory, in reality if falls flat because it's simply not true. No job is perfect, so pick something that everyone can relate to. Some part of the restaurant business that nobody likes. That way you are being completely honest in your answer, but without sounding undesirable. Here is an answer that any restaurant worker can relate to:

"My least favorite part of serving is bad tips. Not every customer will appreciate my service as much as others. But it's not something I can change, and I try not to take it personally. I can't expect every customer to tip the way I would."

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11. Tell us about your leadership skills?

I am an effective communicator and able to lead a multicultural team. I am familiar with different motivational techniques which I successfully utilized to maximize staff efficiency at my previous place of work.

12. Sample Restaurant Food Services Interview Questions:

► What made you want to work in the restaurant industry?
► Do you have any food allergies?
► Tell me about a time you gave excellent customer service.
► Tell me about a time you made a customer service mistake.
► What do you think are the most important qualities in a server?
► What made you apply here compared to other restaurants?
► Are you comfortable working in a fast paced, demanding environment?
► Are there any people you refuse to serve?
► How would you deal with a demanding customer?
► How do you feel about a customer that doesn't leave a big tip?
► How do you feel about sharing tips/tip sharing?
► What are your career goals and how long do you plan on staying?
► What hours are you available to work?
► Do you have any mnemonic tools you use to remember orders?
► Do you consider yourself a patient person?
► Have you dined at our establishment before?

13. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last few year?

Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.

14. Technical skills based School food service interview question:

• Tell me the position you want to work in when focusing on a task?
• Tell me the popular mistakes which a School food service worker often makes and tell me the solution to deal with them?
• Do you think that this job is lower than your level?
• Describe the methods/techniques you often used when you worked as a School food service worker? Tell me how you performed them?
• Which type of work would you prefer, individual or team?
• Tell me how did you do to apply ISO 9001 to your School food service worker job?
• Tell me your questions if you have any?

15. Phone based Food Service Worker interview questions:

► Did you ever make a risky decision? How did you handle it?
► What have you done to support diversity in your unit?
► Give some examples of teamwork as Food Service Worker.
► Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
► What kinds of things really get your excited?
► How do you let subordinates know what you expect of them?
► What do you do if you disagree with your boss?

Orient your answer toward opportunities rather than personal security. Don't neglect to mention experience you have working on group projects.
When interviewing, spend a few minutes describing your ideal environment so both sides can make an informed decision.

16. Basic Foodservices Interview Questions:

► What is your experience in the restaurant industry?
► How would you describe the restaurant business?
► What do you like about the restaurant business?
► Describe your most recent job. What were your major responsibilities?
► Why did you leave your last job?
► What were the most important skills you gained at your last job?
► Are you enrolled in school?
► What shifts will conflict with your classes?
► What extra curricular activities do you enjoy?
► What are your hobbies?

17. School food service worker interview questions:

• Describe all the skills you have as a School food service worker?
• What will you do to enrich the experience which you are lack of?
• Tell me the qualifications as well as skills you think necessary for a School food service worker?
• Tell me some of your projects which you involved?
• Tell me the most difficult decision you have ever made?
• Are there any of your friends or relatives who are working as a School food service worker in this company?
• Tell me your expected salary and promotions if you are offered this position?

18. General Food Service Worker interview questions:

► What have you learned from mistakes on the Food Service Worker job?
► How did you go about making Food Service Worker assignments?
► Why did you leave your last job.
► When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?
► Do you find your job exciting or boring?
► How do you stimulate the sharing of further information?
► What is a typical career path in this job function?

Focus on yourself and your talents, not other people's flaws.
Keep you answer oriented toward the opportunities at the organization. Furthermore, try to use verbs, not adjectives in your interview answer.

19. Fresh Foodservices Interview Questions:

► What are your goals for the future?
► Do you plan to keep your current job and work two jobs while employed with us?
► How much do you know about our concept?
► What strengths or traits would you bring to this restaurant?
► What does good restaurant service mean to you?
► What is a past accomplishment you are very proud of?
► Describe your ideal boss.
► What are three of your best qualities?
► How do you handle conflicts in the workplace?
► How many hours would be ideal for you?
► In general, what is your availability?
► When would you be able to start working here?

20. General Foodservices interview questions:

• Do you have any teamwork experience as a School food service worker?
• What was your feeling if you had to work with a person who is worse than you?
• Tell me the key tasks of a School food service worker?
• Tell me the thing you dislike in your last job?
• Tell me your weakness?
• Tell me your key strengths?

21. Face to Face Food Service Worker interview questions:

► What are your salary increases?
► What salary are you seeking?
► If you worked as Food Service Worker, what are you doing?
► What's the most important thing you learned in school?
► What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make?
► What steps do you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
► How do you make your decisions in general?

22. Informational Food Service Worker interview questions:

► Have you ever dealt with company policy you weren't in agreement with? How?
► Describe a situation where you had to plan or organise something.
► What have you learned from your past jobs that related to Food Service Worker?
► What will you do if you don't get this position?
► Did you have faults as a leader? Describe the situation.
► Are you planning to continue your studies and training for Food Service Worker?
► What's your salary history?

23. First Food Service Worker interview questions:

► Have you ever dealt with company policy you weren't in agreement with? How?
► What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
► If selected for this Food Service Worker position, describe your strategy for the first days?
► Tell me about an important goal that you set in the past.
► What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make?
► Give me an example of when you involved others in making a decision.
► How do you see your job relating to the overall goals?

24. Basic Food Service Worker interview questions:

☛ Why did you choose your major?
☛ Why are you leaving your present job?
☛ What's most important to you in a Food Service Worker position?
☛ What type of salary are you looking for?
☛ What kinds of situations do you find most stressful?
☛ How well did your college experience prepare you for this Food Service Worker job?
☛ How do you see your job relating to the overall goals?

This should be a straightforward questions to answer, but it can trip you up.
When answering these typical Food Service Worker interview questions stay focussed on career goals and aspirations.
The interviewer wants to find out if you are focused and set goals for yourself.

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25. Describe us a typical work week for you?

Interviewers expect a candidate for employment to discuss what they do while they are working in detail. Before you answer, consider the position you are applying for and how your current or past positions relate to it. The more you can connect your past experience with the job opening, the more successful you will be at answering the questions.

It should be obvious that it's not a good idea talk about non-work related activities that you do on company time, but, I've had applicants tell me how they are often late because they have to drive a child to school or like to take a long lunch break to work at the gym.
Keep your answers focused on work and show the interviewer that you're organized ("The first thing I do on Monday morning is check my voicemail and email, then I prioritize my activities for the week.") and efficient.