6513- Food and beverage servers
Food and beverage servers
Food and beverage servers take patrons' food and beverage orders and serve orders to patrons. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and similar establishments.
Food and beverage servers perform some or all of the following duties:
Greet patrons, present menus, make recommendations and answer questions regarding food and beverages
Take orders and relay to kitchen and bar staff
Recommend wines that complement patrons' meals
Serve food and beverages
Prepare and serve specialty foods at patrons' tables
Present bill to patrons and accept payment
May order and maintain inventory of wines and wine glassware
May perform sensory evaluation of wines.
Completion of secondary school may be required.
Formal waiters/waitresses may require completion of a one- or two-year apprenticeship program
College or vocational school courses.
An apprenticeship program for food and beverage servers is available, but voluntary, in Quebec and Saskatchewan.
On-the-job training is usually provided.
Sommeliers may require courses in wine selection and service
Experience as a formal waiter/waitress.
Responsible beverage service certification is usually required for employees serving alcoholic beverages.
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Source Of Info:
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X