National Waiters Day


National Waiters Day aims to change the perception of Front of House and service as an unskilled job working long hours to one that offers good skills, leading to a rewarding career with good progression routes and amazing rewards.

The day is designed to raise the profile of ‘the world of waiting’ by engaging inspired people from hospitality businesses all  over the UK in activities which showcase that it is a great profession  offering good career opportunities. National Waiters Day is a high profile celebration of the excellence, dedication, hard work discipline and pride of everyone working in the Hospitality industry in the UK.

The day demonstrates the values of the profession with a range of activities and events across the UK – from job shadowing, skills challenges, educational activities.


National Waiters Day was the brainchild of Fred Sirieix, General Manager – Galvin at Windows, Hilton, Park Lane. The Springboard Charity are responsible for managing and co-ordinating key note activities.

The key sponsors involved with National waiters Day are Bunzl Catering Services, BaxterStorey, Zenith Hygiene, and ISS.


It will be a day of celebration of the excellence, dedication, hard work and discipline of all 2.5 million working in the Hospitality industry in the UK -

whether a waiter in a fine dining restaurant, a mixologist in a cocktail bar or a barista  in a coffee bar.

National Waiters Day is about inspiring people about careers in hospitality as well as increasing professional status.


A Waiters Race will be held in Hyde Park in London on Thursday 25th September 2014 at 4pm.

Download the flyer HERE

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