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Waiters/waitresses serve food and drinks in restaurants, hotels, clubs and other eating places.
If you love being around other people, then becoming a waiter or waitress could be a great job option. Wait staff are responsible for ensuring customers enjoy their experience, taking orders, delivering and clearing food and beverages from tables. They will also have other responsibilities within the workplace, including cash handing and helping with the daily running of the restaurant or cafe.
Food and Beverage Attendant
Front of House Staff
Understanding the best way to become a qualified waiter or waitress in New Zealand looks complicated but is easy. Here are the steps you need to take to start your career as a waiter or waitress.
Choose and enrol with a registered training provider
Complete in a level 3 certificate program
Progress to level 4 certificate program
$40k - $55k per year
Length of training
*TradeMe Jobs, April 2022
Friendly, helpful and polite
Good at serving people
Good at remembering things
Able to work well under pressure
Quick, efficient and organised
Reliable and punctual
Able to communicate and work well in a team.
Bars and pubs
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