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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.
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- 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
- Order and maintain inventory of wines and wine glassware
- Perform sensory evaluation of wines.
Outlook & Prospects for Food and Beverage Servers in Centre-du-Québec Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Centre-du-Québec region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
More than 1,400 jobs in this occupation in Centre-du-Québec are mainly located in the accommodation and food services industries. With its more developed tourism offerings and better coordination between various regional stakeholders, this industry is expected to grow as the region's economy recovers, in line with the growth in personal income.
The level of employment in Centre-du-Québec is high. An employment growth is expected in this occupation between now and 2014. A high turnover rate and job creation will result in job opportunities. The frequent opening and closing of restaurant businesses contributes to turnover in this occupation.
Workers under the age of 25 hold nearly half of the server positions in Centre-du-Québec (44%), a greater proportion than in the province as a whole (39%). These workers are mainly students wishing to acquire work experience, which results in there being less workers in other age groups. Very few, barely 6%, are aged 55 and over, compared with 15% for all occupations. As a result, few workers exercise this occupation up to retirement. This situation is instrumental in increasing the turnover rate for this occupation and applies to the province as a whole.
Women are over-represented with 89% of the jobs in Centre-du-Québec.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Énergie Cardio relocates in Drummondville by investing $500,000 and creates 4 new jobs (available in French only)
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Rotisserie restaurant St-Hubert in Victoriaville has invested $2.3M to expand and could thus create nearly a dozen jobs (available in French only)
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The Théâtre Parminou of Victoriaville invests more than $2M to renovate its facilities and modernize its equipment (available in French only)
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
- After declaring bankruptcy, East Side Mario's in Drummondville has reopened and is looking to hire some 30 employees (available in French only)
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