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6513 – Food and beverage servers

Food and beverage servers take patrons’ food and beverage orders and serve orders to patrons. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and similar establishments.


Index of titles

Example titles

  • Assistant waiter/waitress – food and beverage services
  • Banquet captain
  • Banquet headwaiter/headwaitress
  • Banquet server
  • Banquet waiter/waitress
  • Bar service waiter/waitress
  • Beer server
  • Buffet waiter/waitress
  • Camp waiter/waitress
  • Captain waiter/waitress
  • Captain waiter/waitress – food and beverage services
  • Captain waiter/waitress – formal service
  • Caterer waiter/waitress
  • Chief wine steward
  • Club car attendant
  • Cocktail waiter/waitress
  • Commissary waiter/waitress
  • Dining car steward
  • Dining car waiter/waitress
  • Dining room captain
  • Dining room steward
  • Food and beverage server
  • Formal service waiter/waitress
  • Headwaiter/headwaitress – food and beverage services
  • Hotel waiter/waitress – formal service
  • Lounge waiter/waitress
  • Mess waiter/waitress
  • Restaurant waiter/waitress – formal service
  • Room service waiter/waitress
  • Server – food and beverage services
  • Sommelier
  • Steward – food and beverage services
  • Waiter/waitress
  • Waiter/waitress – drive-in restaurant
  • Waiter/waitress – food and beverage services
  • Wine server
  • Wine steward
  • Wine waiter/waitress

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Greet patrons, present menus, make recommendations and answer questions regarding food and beverages
  • Take orders and relay to kitchen and bar staff
  • Recommend wines that complement patrons’ meals
  • Serve food and beverages
  • Prepare and serve specialty foods at patrons’ tables
  • Present bill to patrons and accept payment
  • May order and maintain inventory of wines and wine glassware
  • May perform sensory evaluation of wines.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Formal waiters/waitresses may require completion of a one- or two-year apprenticeship program or college or vocational school courses.
  • An apprenticeship program for food and beverage servers is available, but voluntary, in Quebec and Saskatchewan.
  • On-the-job training is usually provided.
  • Sommeliers may require courses in wine selection and service or experience as a formal waiter/waitress.
  • Responsible beverage service certification is usually required for employees serving alcoholic beverages.


  • Food service supervisors (6311)
  • Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses (6511)
  • Restaurant and food service managers (0631)