Date announced for this year’s National Waiters Day

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 30th July 2014
national waiters day Put the date in your diary - Thursday 25th September has been confirmed for this year’s National Waiters Day with a race to mark the event taking place in London’s Hyde Park at 4pm. The brainchild of Fred Sirieix, National Waiters Day is designed to celebrate all front of house staff – whether a waiter in a fine dining restaurant, a shaker, a mixologist in a cocktail bar or a barista the day celebrates the 2.5 million working in the Hospitality industry in the UK. The race in Hyde Park involves a dash through Hyde Park where participants will battle to keep a glass and bottle of water on their tray all the way to the finish line. The entry fee is £10 per person with money from race entries going towards a training programme developed by Springboard to INSPIRE and educate individuals looking to start a career in Front of House. Restaurants are the largest sector of the UK Hospitality industry:
  • Approx 170,000 establishments serving food and drink
  • 161,100 managers
  • 237,700 waiting staff
  • 202,200 bar staff
  • 84,700 more jobs predicted by 2017
waiters day race   The day aims to change the perception of Front of House and Service as an unskilled job working long hours to one of a job that offers good skills, lead to a rewarding career with good progression routes and amazing rewards. Register for the race and get involved here. Photo credit to @autographer 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 30th July 2014

Date announced for this year’s National Waiters Day