Waiters & Waitresses
Waiters and waitresses serve food and beverages in hotels, clubs, restaurants and other establishments.
- Sets tables with clean linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware
- Presents menus and wine lists to patrons and may describe dishes and advise on selection of food or wines
- Takes down orders for food and/or drinks and passes order to kitchen and/or bar
- Serves food and drinks
- Presents bill and accepts payment at end of the meal.
There are no formal academic entry requirements, though some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1 and 2.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £16,000 per annum and can progress up to £25,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 29,310 employed Waiters & Waitresses in the region.