Food and Beverage Servers

(NOC 6453)

What do Food and Beverage Servers do?

Maîtres d'hôtel, hosts and hostesses take reservations, greet and escort patrons to tables, attend to complaints and requests, and accept payments. They also train, supervise, and co-ordinate food / beverage servers and other serving staff.

Waiters and waitresses present menus, take patrons' orders, and serve food/beverages. They accept payments and may recommend wines and prepare and serve specialty foods at patrons' tables.

Wine stewards suggest, present, and serve wines in formal settings.

How to become: Food and Beverage Servers

To work in these occupations you may need a high school diploma. To be a maître d'hôtel, host or hostess, you usually need several weeks' on-the-job training. To be a maître d'hôtel, you need experience as a formal or captain waiter or waitress, or other food service experience. To be a waiter or waitress, you may need on-the-job training. Formal waiters and waitresses may require college or vocational school courses. To be a wine steward, you may need courses in wine selection and service or experience as a formal or captain waiter or waitress. Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma.

Where to study for a career as: Food and Beverage Servers

Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Food Service Worker Certificate; Online
Food Science Technology (Hybrid Program) Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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