National Waiters’ Day returns for a fifth year

Drinks: Drinks
Location: England, Scotland, Wales
Other: Service

National Waiters’ Day is turning five and calling on hospitality folk to get involved. Taking place on 16 May, the campaign is led by the Springboard Charity and none other than celebrity maître d’ Fred Sirieix.

The waiters will race through London’s Hyde Park, as well as other locations around the UK. The day aims to showcase the dedication, skills and hard work of front of house staff, as well as the great potential for rewarding careers in the hospitality industry.

Alongside the waiters’ race, the Hyde Park event will involve activities which showcase hospitality employers and the skills needed for front of house roles.

‘I’m excited to once again lead the race and celebrations in Hyde Park this 16 May – to be celebrating our fifth year of National Waiters’ Day is a wonderful milestone!’ said Sirieix, Galvin at the Windows general manager.

‘It’s essential that we promote the ocean of career opportunities hospitality has to offer, celebrate the hard work of front of house professionals, and encourage more people to begin great careers in hospitality. With all the opportunities available, you can work hard and be rewarded with success – there has never been a more exciting time to join this special industry.’

Feel like getting involved? For more information or to register, or sign up for a National Waiters’ Day event, visit the website. Or follow the social media campaign on @WaitersDay UK or using the hashtag #NWD2017. 

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Isabella Sullivan

Joining the Imbibe team in 2016, Isabella worked as a health and food writer before turning to her true passion – drinks. The self-confessed love of her life is gin, but is also particularly draw to the dark side, favouring dark rum and Japanese whisky. She is on the hunt to find the perfect Espresso Martini, something documented on her Instagram and Twitter pages.

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