National Waiters Day is brought to you by:


Partner sponsor

Visit Bunzl

Partner sponsor



Campaign supporter

Visit Springboard

Fred Sirieix

Campaign Founder

Visit Fred Sirieix

London Hospitality Festival

Campaign supporter

Visit London Hospitality Festival

Welcome to National Waiters’ Day 2019

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 in hospitality can lead to rewarding careers with great progression routes and amazing benefits! The National Waiters Day will involve a day of activity across the country, with the flagship race taking place at the London Hospitality Festival in London as well as accompanying regional races being held anywhere from the Highlands to Cornwall. Whether you’re a job-seeker, a school or a business, get involved now by completing the form below!

2019 marks the seventh anniversary of National Waiters’ Day, celebrating Food & Beverage Service staff and inspiring people about careers in hospitality. Our collaboration with the London Hospitality Festival will embody a celebration of 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 #NWD2019


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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) fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch!

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