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A National Campaign Celebrating the Food & Service Industry

The National Waiters Day Race | Weds 16th May, London

NWD 2018


National Waiters’ Day is an annual campaign that promotes Food and Drink Service as a fantastic career path, and helps connect businesses and talented job seekers – culminating in a showpiece race and careers fair in London’s Hyde Park.

National Waiters’ Day is held in Hyde Park, London with a huge careers fair and 100m fun run.

Combining an egg-and-spoon race, with a fun hospitality twist, the race is the centrepiece event of the day with all money raised going towards the work of the Springboard Charity. If you’d like to sign up for the race, please click here.

There will also be a careers fair with some of Britain’s biggest hospitality employers looking to recruit the next generation of Food & Beverage Service workers – which is completely free to attend.

Employers already attending can be seen below:

If you are a business who would like to get involved OR If you are a job seeker, someone who represent job seekers or students, please fill in the form below.

Timings for NWD Hyde Park (London):

Careers Fair – 12:00 – 15:00
Waiters’ Day Race & Presentations – 15:00 – 16:00

Other National Waiters’ Day Events:

Title of activity? Buddy Day
Where? Hollins Hall
When: 16th May, 10am – 5pm
What’s happening? Hollins Hall have offered to have a young person come in and shadow one of the F&B team.
Who to contact for more information:
Barbara Cohen, Multi Property Director of Human Resources
Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Hollins Hill
Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 7QW
Tel: 01274 530 053

Title of activity? Buddy Day
Where? Allerton Golf Club
When: 16th May, 10am – 5pm
What’s happening? Buddy Day at Kings Leadership Academy Liverpool.
Who to contact for more information:
Helen Bamford, Sales & Marketing Director
Allerton Manor Golf Club
Tel: 0151 428 7490
Mob: 07590 169 060
Email: [email protected]

Title of activity? Race and other activities
Where: College Green, Bristol
When: 16th May, 1-2pm
What’s happening? A Waiters’ Day race, along with talks and networking
Who to contact for more information: [email protected]

Title of activity? Careers Taster Day
Where: Hilton, York
When: 21st May
What’s happening? Full fun-packed day, ranging from a tour of the hotel to various activities across all departments, with lunch in the Tower Restaurant, followed by a cocktail masterclass.
Who to contact for more information: Sharon Hay, [email protected]

Title of activity? Careers Event and Races
Where: The Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
When: 16th May, 2pm to 4pm
What’s happening? Jobs, work experience, training and apprenticeship opportunities from a range of employers – as well as fun activities, including egg throwing,­ tray spinning, ­ cup stacking, mocktail and omelette challenge and more!
Who to contact for more information: For more information and to register your place, call 01872 242711 or email [email protected]


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How do I get involved?

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