Waiters and Waitresses

Waiters and waitresses serve food and beverages in hotels, clubs, restaurants public houses and other establishments.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 2,589
£ 7,967
£ 19,987

Available jobs

In the past year there were 386,797 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Presents bill and accepts payment at end of the meal.

  • Serves food and drinks.

  • Takes down orders for food and/or drinks and passes order to kitchen and/or bar.

  • Presents menus and wine lists to patrons and may describe dishes and advise on selection of food or wines.

  • Sets tables with clean linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Restaurant Operation

  • Cash Handling

  • Upselling

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

  • Seating Guests

  • Food Services

  • Marketing

  • Clearing Tables

  • Housekeeping

  • Money Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Cleanliness

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Enthusiasm

  • Greeting Customers

  • Sales

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Multitasking

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.