• Silver Diner Development, LLC
  • Chantilly, Virginia
  • Sep 17, 2023
Full time

Job Description

If you have a passion for hospitality, connecting with people, and serving great food on the cutting edge of hot trends, Silver Diner is the place for you!

At Silver Diner, we believe in a culture where we put our people first and empower them to thrive both professionally and personally.

Our dedication to nurturing our growth through the growth of our people leads the industry for internal promotions, with more than 60% of our managers and ALL of our General Manager and Area Directors having been promoted from within. We offer more than a job for today. We offer a career path for the future!


  • OUR PEOPLE - Our people are our most precious resource. Our success as a company is totally dependent on our people's success as professionals and individuals.
  • OUR PRODUCT - We believe in executing our product 100% right and never serving any product to our customers, which doesn't meet these high standards.
  • OUR GUESTS - The answer is yes. Now what is the Question?' We strive never to say no to any guest's request. We are passionate in our mission to deliver beyond what is expected.
  • OUR GROWTH - We believe that growth and profits are an outgrowth of excellence in executing our mission. We will not grow at the sacrifice of our mission of executing excellence.

We are looking for contagiously friendly, warm, and energetic people to be the face of our brand to the guests and sell our flexitarian menu by award winning Chef Ype Von Hengst.

  • Full Time Serves make up to $800+ per week in tips!
  • Full time and part time positions available.
  • Weekends and holiday availability is required for this position.

We offer:

  • Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401K plan. Employee Assistance Program.
  • Perks: Referral Bonus Program, Meal Discounts. Gym membership discounts, work shoe discounts and more!
  • Opportunity for Growth: We offer the opportunity for growth, including becoming a trainer, supervisor, and manager. Over 60% of our managers and 100% of our GMs were promoted from within.

Be a part of one of the busiest restaurants in America and grow with one of the hottest concept category leaders today!

About Silver Diner Development LLC:

  • One of Washington Post's 'Most Diverse Places to Work'
  • One of Full Service Restaurant Magazine's '20 Full Service Restaurants to Watch'.
  • Winner of the 2020 TDn2K Best Practices Award for the Family Dining Category!
  • Winner of the 2023 Blackbox Intelligence Best Practices Employer of Choice Award!

Silver Diner is a leader in the casual dining segment.

Our award winning Fresh & Local Menu with surprising flexitarian & healthy options bridges the gap between tablecloth restaurants and ho-hum fast food. We make our cuisine with the highest quality ingredients from our direct partnerships with over 15 local farms that focus on organic and sustainable farming.

We're looking for contagiously friendly and CARING people who truly love hospitality to be a part of our family. We believe in a warm, friendly atmosphere with a deep familiarity for our guests. It's a fast-paced and fun environment where everyone is enabled to achieve their personal best.

We firmly believe: People Are Our Most Precious Resource.

Job Dscription

The following position description is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.


The Server is the key Associate in delivering the Silver Diner brand to our guests. You are responsible for providing Silver Diner hospitality to our guests, generating sales, delivering food & beverage orders and properly handling POS functions.


  • Ensure:
    • Each guest receives outstanding service including greeting every guest within 30 seconds of being seated
    • Every order is delivered 100% correct
    • Suggestively sell to every guest
    • Write down all orders & repeat back to the guests to ensure accuracy
    • Ring drink & food orders into POS immediately
    • Accurately account for all guests at your tables when ringing in POS
    • Deliver guest checks according to Silver Diner standards, collect payment & deliver change promptly
    • Knowledge of all food & beverage specs
    • Actively pre-bus your tables to allow for quick turn around time, clear dishes from your tables & those around you
    • Maintaining a clean station stocked to Silver Diner standards
    • Complete all assigned side work
    • Work as part of a team, communicating clearly and constructively


  • Be on time for work
  • Maintain a positive, fun-oriented attitude to your work
  • Keep yourself, your uniform and your station sparkling clean at all times
  • Strictly follow all uniform standards
  • Knowledge of SMG scoring standards for Speed of Service & Accuracy of Order
  • Know and ensure delivery of the Silver Diner Brand


  • Properly account for all sales
  • Proper cash handling
  • Properly portion all self-service items (i.e.: Soups, creamers, butters etc.)

Other Duties & Tasks:

  • Perform any additional duties or tasks as reasonably assigned by managers.


  • Positive sales growth
  • Guests are happy & there are no complaints
  • Guest comment ratings of 5
  • You develop 1:1 relationship with guests so well they asked to be seated in your section


Silver Diner values education from on-the-job learning demonstrated through consistent career growth as well as formal education.


Minimum: 1-2 years experience as a Server or Bartender is preferred.


  • Exceptional aptitude for Guest Service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Contagiously friendly, outgoing & energetic
  • Organized
  • Sense of urgency
  • Able to multi-task
  • Able to think & act quickly while maintaining self-composure
  • Able to meet all schedule requirements


The work area includes: food, refrigeration, knives, toasters, syrup dispensers, plates/bowls, slippery floors, and, at times, high temperatures. It is a physically intense environment requiring stamina and the ability to tolerate heat, walk-in coolers, lift/maneuver boxes weighing up to 35 pounds, and stand/walk on hard surfaces for 10-12 hours per day. Able to continuously reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop and wipe. Able to tolerate proper use of cleaning & sanitizing products. Frequent hand washing. Must be of legal age to serve alcoholic beverages according to applicable state law.

Keyword: Server
Required Experience:

We require that everyone has weekend and holiday availability for this position.

You must be of legal age to serve alcohol to be considered for this position.

Previous serving experience is not required, but preferred. Experience in the restaurant industry at any positions is preferred.

From: Silver Diner Development, LLC