Food & Beverage Service Associate



Buffet Steward

Minimum Preferably 10th standard pass

Certified training for Food & Beverage Service Steward (programme aligned to THC/Q0301 released by Tourism and Hospitality Indian Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Food & Beverage Service Steward is expected to perform include:Serving food and beverages to guests of the hotel, restaurant or banquet function

Greeting and seating the guests

Providing the guests with requisite tableware, food and beverage items

Clearing used dishes from the table

Settling the customer?s accounts as per procedures

Knowledge of the menu, food and beverage served

Well-versed with storage, service and upkeep procedure for cutlery, condiments and other accessories

Proficient in maintaining personal hygiene at the service area

Adept with the organization?s service style for the food & beverage outlet Knowledge of the details of items available on the menu especially the specials for the day

Adept with different kinds of cutlery, plates and tableware and ways to set them on the table/counter

Proficient in preparation and serving techniques for a basic range of drinks including tea and coffee

Adept with typical food and beverage service styles and types of menu used in different hospitality contexts including buffet, tray, plate and silver service

Not applicable

Physically fit

Good communication skills

Service-oriented Healthy habits

Good moral character

Pleasing personality


It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Travelling is not a part of the job

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Overtime is common

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to hot vessels, food, etc.Occupational hazards include burns, strains and sore muscles, stress, etc.

For freshers - INR 9,000 to INR 11,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Tourism & Hospitality Sector in India

The Travel & Tourism industry in India accounted for approximately 6% of GDP and 30.5 million jobs (including direct and indirect). The size of the Tourism industry is expected to grow from 4,413 billion currently to about 21,011 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 13%.

The rapidly increasing purchasing power of the middle class, better road connectivity and evolving lifestyle have contributed to the growth of Travel & Tourism in India. Currently Travel & Tourism, being employment intensive, provides employment to approximately 31 million (both direct & indirect) people throughout the country and is one of the largest employers in the country. This number is expected to rise to over 40 million by 2019 and over 43 million by 2022.

The employment in the hotel category (excluding motels along the highway) is forecasted to increase to over 2.9 million by 2018 and 4 million in 2022. The incremental human resource requirement in the restaurant category is estimated to be around 0.72 million. In this, about 50% of the incremental requirement (0.34 million) would be in the Conventional Restaurants category. All these factors are only going to increase the job opportunities for Food & Beverage Service Steward across towns and cities in India.

Hotels across India

Restaurants across India

Towns and cities across India

Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition

F-Row, D.D.Colony, Vidyanagar, Hyderabad-500007, Tel: +91-40-27427569 State Institute of Hotel Management, Indore

Survey No. 1094/1,807, Village Rau, Tarik Khan ki Tekri, Near Silicon Valley, Indore Bypass, Post: Rau, Indore - 453331, Tel: +91-94250-66094 India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd

Scope Complex, Core-8, 6th Floor, 7-Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, Tel. : +91-11-24360303 Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration

Manipal University, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, Tel: +91 9243777733Indian Institute of Hospitality & Management

Plot No. 44, Next to Vartak Polytechnic / Ganapati Mandir, Shastri Nagar, Doctor House, Near. Railway station, Vasai Road (West), North West Mumbai, Dist. - Thane, Pin 401202, Tel: 0250 - 3291936 /ITC Hospitality Management Institute

ITC Limited, Hotels Division, Plot no. 3, Sector 5, IMT Manesar, Gurgaon - 122050, Haryana Tel: 91-124-4481448