Jo initially wanted to work in dentistry after she left school but she quickly became bored with this and went into the hotel industry as a waitress. She talks about the long hours and the need to be flexible to help out in other departments. She would like to travel and work abroad.
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Waiters and waitresses serve food and beverages in hotels, clubs, restaurants and other establishments.
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.
- 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.
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Where to go nextAn overview of information relating to the hospitality sectorCoppid Beech HotelSector Skills Council for Hospitality
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