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About National Waiters' Day

National Waiters’ Day is the brainchild of Fred Sirieix and it was designed to celebrate all front of house staff. Whether a waiter in a fine dining restaurant like Galvin at Windows, or a mixologist, bartender or barista, this is a day for all front of house staff!

The day aims to change the perception of front of house and service roles as an unskilled job with long working hours to one that offers great skills. Front of house careers can lead to rewarding careers with great progression routes and amazing rewards on offer! The day demonstrates the values of the profession with a range of activities and events. You can be involved as a jobseeker, a school, or a business.

2017 marks the fifth anniversary of National Waiters’ Day, celebrating front of house staff and inspiring people about careers in the 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 #NWD2017.

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.

Find out more about FAB.