Professional Waiter’s advice

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How do I become qualified?

1. Never say “I don’t know” to any question without following with, “I’ll find out.”

2. If someone requests more sauce or gravy or cheese, bring a side dish of same. No pouring. Let them help themselves.

3. Do not take an empty plate from one guest while others are still eating the same course. Wait, wait, wait.

4. Know before approaching a table who has ordered what. Do not ask, “Who’s having the shrimp?”

5. Offer guests butter and/or olive oil with their bread.

Becoming waiter is so much more than taking people’s orders, taking their food to their table and then collecting the

payment at the end. It’s a very popular job, a job that can lead to a remarkable number of roles across different

restaurants, bars, events and gatherings. Furthermore, it does serve young people great; as the first role on the way to

much greater steps up the hospitality ladder.

What do waiters do?

-Welcoming guests, take orders, and serve them

– Answer to any questions or complaints

– Knowledge of technology provided for taking payments

– Recommend the daily food specials, offers and let costumers know of any sales

-Reset  and clean  tables between guests

-Perfect Communication with the kitchen staff, dietary requirements or allergies of costumers

How do I become the best?

Luckily, most waiting jobs have a degree of flexibility when it comes to qualifications. It’s a popular job among students

and those looking to get a role where they can learn on the go. That said, if you’re in university or at college and want to

make the most of it, then look to get into Hospitality or Catering, and work from there. You could also do a short course

that’s waiter-specific, too – it might literally only be a morning or afternoon, but you could learn a lot in very little time


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