National Waiters Day is brought to you by:


Partner sponsor

Visit Bunzl

Partner sponsor



Campaign supporter

Visit Springboard


Campaign supporter

Visit Hilton

Fred Sirieix

Campaign Founder

Visit Fred Sirieix

Welcome to National Waiters’ Day 2018

National Waiters’ Day 2018 Winners!

Nelli Nemcsik (Georgian House Hotel) – Fastest Waitress
Prize: An afternoon tea for two at Hilton London Syon Park, on the day of your choice.

Jorge Llorets (Marriott Hotels) -Fastest Waiter
Prize: A Friday night gin and jazz experience for two, in Good Godfrey’s Bar at The Waldorf Hilton

Lisa Barnett (Foxes Academy) – Fastest Student/Job Seekers Female
Prize: One-day of work experience, followed by an interview with the company’s F&B Director

Chris Jenkinson (Foxes Academy) – Fastest Student/Job Seekers Male
Prize: One-day of work experience, followed by an interview with the company’s F&B Director

The Landmark London (Sara, Charlotte and Theresa) – Best Dressed Team
Prize: A ‘Be My Guest’ stay at the Hilton


National Waiters’ Day is the brainchild of founder Fred Sirieix, and run by The Springboard Charity. It’s a national campaign designed to celebrate the wealth of careers, and talent of staff, in the Food & Beverage Service Industry across the UK. Whether a waiter in a fine dining restaurant like Galvin at Windows, or a mixologist, bartender or barista, this is a day for all!

All funds raised from the day will help to support Springboard’s FAB (Food & Beverage Programme). The programme has been created to inspire and educate students about careers in front of house food and beverage roles.

The campaign aims to change the perception of service roles as an unskilled job with long working hours to one that offers great skills. Jobs can lead to rewarding careers with great progression routes and amazing benefits! The National Waiters Day campaign culminates in a day of activity across the country, including the showpiece race and careers fair in Hyde Park, London (click here for times). You can get involved as a jobseeker, a school, or a business – click the form below.

2018 marks the seventh anniversary of National Waiters’ Day, celebrating Food & Beverage Service staff and inspiring people about careers in hospitality. The day will celebrate the excellence, dedication, hard work and discipline of the 2.9 million people working in the UK hospitality industry. Everyone can help celebrate the day, whether through an activity or simply by tweeting @WaitersDay_UK on the day with the hashtag #NationalWaitersDay.


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How do I get involved?

If you would like to get involved in this year’s event (either in London, or across the country) as a jobseeker, student, teacher or employer - fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch!

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