What’s it like to work as a waiter/ress?

Today, we will be exploring what it’s like to work as a function waiter and what their day-to-day tasks involve.

Function waiters are the backbone of events and parties. They are responsible for setting up the venue, serving guests with food and drinks, and making sure that everything is going smoothly.

“I wake up every morning excited to go to work and see what today has in store for me. I love the people, the atmosphere, and all of the different tasks that come with it.”

Function waiters play an important role as they are the mediator between guests and event organisers. They have to make sure that all the guests are having a good time during the event and that their needs are met.

At Clifford Wallace, function waiters also love what they do because it can be a very rewarding career choice. This is because function waiters get to work with people from all walks of life on a daily basis which can lead to new friendships and life-long connections being made.

At Clifford Wallace, we have implemented numerous incentives and a strong and connected People and Performance strategy.

“My day can consist of anything from setting up and clearing tables, interacting with guests, and making sure they are having a great time. One thing that never changes though is how much fun I have.”

They are used to working in unique venues and being a part of exclusive events all over Sydney which create lifetime experiences and memories.
They start their week with a message from Clifford Wallace Agency, where they are briefed on the event set-ups and types of service expectations.

With us they can literally choose when they want to work as they advise their availability, allowing them to have a perfect work-life balance.

They then head to the function where they have to set up everything before guests arrive. This includes setting up the tables, placing tableware, laying out napkins and glassware.
The function waiter then greets the guests and takes their drink orders. Once the drinks are served, they ask for any dietary requirements from their guests. When the food is ready, they will serve it in accordance to their dietary preferences.

Throughout the service, the function waiter ensures drinks are filled and guests are enjoying their experience. After the meal finishes, the table is cleared and cleaning of the event site takes place at the conclusion of the event. The function waiter would then head home, or travel to the next event site.

The function waiter is an important part of any hospitality business making sure our customers have the best experience possible. Meeting new people and being part of a vibrant industry makes the role of a function waiter an exciting one!

In summary, a typical day of a function waiter may consist of:

– Setting up tables with napkins, cutlery, condiments, glasses, and water.
– Greeting guests and ensuring they have been seated.
– Ensuring that each guest has a great time at the event by providing excellent service.
– Ensuring tables are clean and drinks are filled.
– Clearing up after the event.
Every team member is regularly trained in-house too.

You’re only one step away from making memorable moments too! Join Clifford Wallace!


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