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Waiters and Waitresses

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

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 2,027
£ 7,313
£ 15,425

Available jobs

In the past year there were 374,178 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

  • Greeting Customers

  • Upselling

  • Service Quality

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

  • Cash Handling

  • Food Services

  • Discounts And Allowances

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Product Knowledge

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

  • Communications

  • Cleanliness

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Enthusiasm

  • Training And Development

  • Sales

  • Multitasking

  • Willingness To Learn

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.