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Hospitality Assistant CV Example + Template (2024 Guide)

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 1 Jan 2024

As a hospitality assistant, you will be responsible for working as part of the catering team to serve customers. Your duties will include greeting customers upon arrival, serving them food and drinks, cleaning tables and offering assistance to kitchen staff to prepare food.

To secure this job, you will need to have a strong hospitality assistant CV.

Use the guide below to write your perfect CV and win more interviews for this role.

Let’s begin!

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CV example

Jasmine King

24 St John’s Road
L14 0DD
Mob: 079 6744 8908       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a friendly, motivated and resourceful Hospitality Assistant with a proven track record of providing catering services within both residential and corporate environments. I have a sharp focus on delivering quality customer service and ensuring that all customers receive the best treatment and service they expect and deserve.

  • Achieved a Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Events Management
  • Winning the “Photography Competition”, 2015

2013 – 2015FDA Hospitality and Events ManagementUniversity of DerbyGrade achieved: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Principles of Event Planning
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hospitality Customer Service
  • Professional Development and Theory
  • Management and Leadership
  • Events Production and Design

2012 – 2013
Results: Business Studies: A History: C Photography: B
A LevelsProvidence College
2005 – 2012
Results: 11 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including Maths (B) and English (B).
GCSEsOakland Secondary School

Work experience
Sept 2015 – PresentHospitality Assistant       Dewberry Manor House

Main duties performed:

  • Attending to visitors and welcoming them warmly and professionally
  • Providing food and beverage services including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Catering for a variety of different events; weddings, birthdays, parties, etc.
  • Setting up trolleys and delivering them to the appropriate rooms
  • Cleaning and tidying up the rooms after the customer(s) leave
  • Ensuring that rooms are at acceptable standard at all times, in accordance to Health and Safety regulations and the organisation’s policies
  • Ensuring the set-up of all events a day in advance
  • Cooperating with other kitchen and catering staff to provide a smooth service
  • Assisting with bar work duties when understaffed and during busy events
  • Ensuring that low stock is ordered and replenished for future events
  • Attending weekly staff weekly meetings and reviewing targets
  • Dealing with customer enquiries

Mar 2013 – Sept 2015Waiter           Saffron Hotel and Restaurant

Main duties performed:

  • Providing customers with a warm and polite welcome
  • Taking and serving food and drink orders
  • Clearing tables once customer have finished dining, such as removing and changing cutlery, cleaning food stains, etc.
  • Preparing tables at opening, including setting up linens and glassware

Aug 2012 – Feb 2013Sales Assistant           Tidewater Shop

Main duties performed:

  • Assisting customers to find their desired goods
  • Handling cash and processing payments on cash register
  • Stocking shelves with goods
  • Keeping the shop floor tidy

  • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (VRQ)
  • Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment

  • Excellent communication skills and being able to build a rapport with team members, customers and the public alike
  • Good knowledge of IT including online booking systems and Microsoft Office
  • Able to work under pressure and keep calm and composed at all times
  • Experienced in working in fine dining restaurants


In my free time, I like to focus on my photography hobby, visiting national galleries and meeting new people. I am also very passionate about food and I enjoy going out to restaurants with my friends and family on a regular basis.


Mr John Miller
Hospitality Manager, Dewberry Manor House
Address: 16 Malvern Rd, Dorset, DI8 9DU
Tel: 0723 8988 4354
Email: [email protected]
Mrs Emily Johns
Manager, Saffron Hotel and Restaurant
Address: 9 Clifton Rd, Kent, KQ1 7NE
Tel: 0980 8798 0342
Email: [email protected]




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How to structure and format your CV

  • Write a one-page CV: This is an entry-level job so you don’t need to have a lengthy, two-page long CV to secure this job. As a general rule of thumb, the short the CV the better. Omit any irrelevant and outdated information and only include things that will add value to your CV. Some things you don’t need to include on your CV are your date of birth, age, gender, photograph, marital status, nationality, national insurance number and salary expectations.
  • Make your CV easy to read: Use short sentences, bullet points, lists, columns and subheadings to present your information instead of big, chunky paragraphs that employers will not read.
  • Don’t use any logos, graphics, icons or images: Your CV should only contain text and nothing else. Some simple design features (such as a thin line below the subheadings) are acceptable because those things improve the presentation of your CV, they are not considered images or graphics that distract from the main content of your CV.
  • Use a professional font: You may be tempted to use an original/creative font such as a handwriting font to make your CV more attractive. However, doing this will make your CV stand out for the wrong reasons! A CV is a business document that needs to be presented in a professional manner. The best fonts you can use are Verdana, Times New Roman, Helvetica, Georgia and Calibri. These high-legibility fonts will make it easier for employers to find your key information at a glance and increase your chances of being invited for a job interview.

How to write a hospitality assistant CV (step-by-step guide)

Personal details

The top of your CV contains the following personal details:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

You don’t need to write “CV” at the top of your CV as employers clearly know what type of document you have submitted. Instead, your name should be the header of your CV (as shown in the example above).

  • Eric Myers
  • 78 West Street, Doncaster, D26 9QP
  • Mob: 07978378209       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile

Your personal profile is a short summary of your personal characteristics, competencies, abilities and experience.

It acts as a short introduction to your CV so it needs to be powerful to encourage the employer to continue reading the rest of your CV.

Guidelines for writing an effective personal profile:

  • Keep it concise (no more than 4-5 sentences)
  • Highlight your strengths and abilities with real-life examples
  • Tailor your profile to the needs of the job and the employer

Hospitality assistant CV personal profile example:

I am a dedicated and friendly individual with more than two years of experience in the hospitality and catering industry. I have experience in meeting and greeting customers, taking orders, cleaning tables, serving food and drinks and assisting the kitchen staff with basic food preparation duties. I am an excellent team player and can also work on my own initiative. Providing excellent customer service is my number one priority and I am currently seeking a position where I can grow both personally and professionally.


In this section, you should list a few of your achievements and accomplishments that you are proud of and will impress the employer.

Your accomplishments could be many things, including good grades, relevant work experience, promotions, awards, being elected for leadership positions (i.e. project manager or class representative), organising an event or helping charity organisations (campaigning, fundraising or participating in events).

  • Completed more than 100 hours of work experience at a local restaurant
  • Finished school with 8 GCSEs including Maths and English at grades A-C.
  • Ran the half marathon for charity in 2021

Employment and work experience

The employment section contains details of your current and previous jobs.

These jobs could be full-time, part-time, paid and unpaid jobs.

Employers highly value all types of work experience so don’t worry if you don’t have any relevant work experience, you will be provided with full training on the job.

Most employers offer a comprehensive 2-week induction program for this role.

However, it is recommended you start volunteering at a restaurant or hotel to gain some work experience in the catering and hospitality industry, even if it is for a few hours a week.

April 2022 – PresentHospitality/catering assistant         Dine & Shine Ltd.

Main duties and responsibilities performed:

  • Met and greeted customers with a warm smile
  • Served food, drinks and snacks to customers to the highest standard
  • Assisted with the table preparation, set up and cleaning
  • Ensured that all cutlery and glassware were clean and polished
  • Assisted with any food preparation tasks in the kitchen
  • Ensured that the service areas were clean, tidy and presentable
  • Provided excellent customer service at all times

Note: You should place the education section (see below) before the employment section if you don’t have any work experience. The strongest sections of your CV should always be placed before any less-important sections.

Hospitality assistant duties to add to your CV

  • Take orders from customers and make food suggestions/recommendations based on their specific preferences or dietary needs
  • Deliver food from the kitchen to the dining area
  • Set up, prepare and clean tables for the next customers
  • Serve customers in a pleasant and friendly manner
  • Ensure that refreshments are always stocked and available when required
  • Assist kitchen staff with food preparation during busy times
  • Clean and sanitise equipment and workstations before and after use
  • Process payments on the cash register


Next, give details of your educational background such as A-levels, BTECs and GCSEs.

For each entry, you need to state the name of the course/qualification, the name of the educational institution (i.e. school, college or university), the start and end dates of the course, the subjects you studied and the grades/result you achieved.

2017-2019A-LevelsLiverpool Community CollegeSubjects: Nutrition and Food Science (A), Psychology (B) and Sports Science (B).
2015 – 2017GCSEsLeeds City SchoolSubjects: Business (B), Hospitality (A), Journalism (C), English Language (B), Maths (B), Geography (C), Physical Education (C) and ICT (C).


The qualifications section contains details of any additional qualifications you may hold, these are usually work-based or industry-specific qualifications.

  • Level 2 Certificate: Hospitality & Catering – West Yorkshire College
  • Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety – Ashfield College
  • BTEC Level 1 Teamwork and Personal Skills – Ashfield College


The skills section, as its name suggests, contains a list of your skills, competencies and abilities that will help you in doing your job well.

To find out which skills to include, you should refer to the job specifications and identify the type of skills that employers want for the role and mention those on your CV if you possess them.

This section is especially important if you don’t have any relevant work experience. You should focus on your transferable skills (an ability or expertise which may be used in a variety of jobs), for example, communication, teamwork and organisational skills.

  • Serve customers in a professional, friendly and courteous manner
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment (under pressure)
  • The ability to work both as part of a team and individually
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – to communicate with staff and customers
  • Basic food-handling skills
  • The ability to work in a standing position for long periods (hours)
  • Professionalism and strong customer service skills
  • Good understanding of food hygiene and safety
  • Good understanding of the hospitality and catering industry
  • Maintain a high standard of hospitality service

Hobbies and interests (optional)

The hobbies and interests section of your CV contains a few of your hobbies that are relevant to the job and will add value to your job application.

For example, stating that you enjoy cooking in your free time tells the employer that you are passionate about food, an essential requirement for hospitality jobs.


  • Only mention hobbies that are relevant to the job or add value to your application.
  • Don’t mention more than 3-4 hobbies.

In my free time, I enjoy socialising with my family and friends and watching Food Channel to expand my knowledge of the hospitality and catering industry.


The references section is the last part of your CV.

Here you have two options:

  1. If you don’t want to disclose your references on your CV, you can simply write “References are available upon request.”
  2. If you do want to disclose your references on your CV, especially if you have some free space left at the end of your CV, you should include the following details for each of your referees; full name, job title, company name, address and telephone number. Make sure to ask your references for permission before using them as your references, you don’t want the conversation about you to be awkward!

Mr Joshua Falcon
Hospitality Manager, Woodland Hotels
Address: 12 Manor Street, Exeter, E71 4XN
Tel: 07663578937
Email: [email protected]
Mr Donald Mann
Catering Supervisor, Dine & Shine Ltd.
Address: 127 The Grove, Oxford, OX3 8DN
Tel: 0787435687288
Email: [email protected]


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Tips to make your CV more effective

  • Tailor your CV to each job: Hospitality/catering assistants work in a variety of venues such as in hotels, restaurants, business centres, educational institutions and government buildings. You should carefully study each job vacancy separately and tailor your CV to the needs of that particular job and employer. Use the same terminology and key terms as the job advert.
  • Proofread your CV for spelling and grammar mistakes: Spelling or grammar mistakes on your CV show a lack of attention to detail and your CV will get rejected because of it. You should print out your CV, read it out loud and identify and fix any errors. You can also use grammar check software such as Grammarly to help you correct some of your mistakes.
  • Include a cover letter with your CV: Sending a one-page cover letter with your CV is a great way to build a relationship with the employer and increase your chances of securing a job interview. Your cover letter should inform the employer about the reason for your application, your key strengths and why they should consider you as the ideal candidate for the role.
  • Follow-up on your application: It’s a good idea to follow up with a short email or phone call if you haven’t heard back from the employer after one or two weeks following your job application. Sometimes, this gentle reminder will do the trick and land you a job interview.

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £17.000 – £27.000
    Relevant Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Communication Skills
    Ability to effectively communicate with catering staff and customers
  • Multitasking
    The flexibility to handle different jobs, tasks and responsibilities whenever required
  • Caring
    Ability to care for and empathise with customer’s needs by providing outstanding customer service
  • Motivation
    Being motivated and having a positive attitude in all aspects of your job
  • Teamwork
    Working with people with diverse skill sets and different backgrounds
  • Numeracy Skills
    Dealing with numbers and doing basic financial calculations

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