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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 Prince Edward Island
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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||2012-02-23|
Employment prospects for food and beverage servers are expected to be good in 2012-2013.
Entry into this occupation is relatively easy but previous experience is often desired by employers. Positions are frequently filled on a part-time basis by local university and college students. This is a large occupational group on PEI. As with most large occupations, there will be frequent job openings due to normal turnover. Many employers also add extra staff in the late spring and early summer months for the busy tourist season.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Stanhope beach resort was destroyed by fire. The resort owners are assisting the approximately 100 employees to find other employment with their other properties or within the tourism sector on PEI.
- A new Tim Horton's in Souris will employ 30 full-time and part-time staff
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- 75 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Charlottetown Harbour this summer, this compares to 51 ships in 2012. The cruises visit Charlottetown from May to October and contribute approximately $13.4M to the PEI economy annually.
- The Grand Slam of Curling will be hosted in Summerside in 2014. The event was last held on Summerside in 2012 and generated $1.8M in revenue for the city.
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- There are almost three times as many convention bookings in Charlottetown in 2014 as there are in 2013. The increase in bookings is due in large part to the new convention centre and the 2014 sesquicentennial celebrations.
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- The the 2013 RBC Cup, a national junior A hockey championship, will take place May 11 to 19 in Summerside. The event is expected to generate almost $4M in economic spinoffs for the city.
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