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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 Chaudière-Appalaches 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-11-14|
For 2012-2014, job prospects are expected to be fair for this occupation in the Chaudière Appalaches region. Job openings will primarily stem from replacement needs generated by labour turnover. Other openings will result from the opening of numerous establishments in the food service industry.
According to 2006 census data, most food and beverage servers are employed in the food services sector, more specifically in full-service restaurants, drinking places serving alcoholic beverages and hotel restaurants.
The food services industry is very sensitive to the economic climate. A large number of consumers state that they go to restaurants less frequently during economic slowdowns. In spite of that, certain factors such as an aging population, changes in household make-up, the rise in the number of women on the job market and consumers' evolving food preferences have led to changes in consumption patterns and favoured increased spending on food services. The food services sector is also influenced by trends in tourism. The recent opening of the Centre de congrès et d'expositions de Lévis (Lévis convention and exhibition centre) and improvements made to hotel accommodations have made for a considerable increase in tourism services available in Chaudière Appalaches.
Young people aged 15 to 24 years form the primary hiring pool. However, because of difficult working conditions, lack of job security and increasingly uncompetitive wages, noticeably fewer young people are applying for these types of jobs. Over the coming years, employers will find it increasingly difficult to attract and keep competent candidates.
Employers are looking for candidates with a well-developed focus on customer service and a functional knowledge of English. A vocational studies certificate in wine stewardship is an asset for candidates aspiring to be promoted to positions as wine stewards or servers in high-end restaurants.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- La Cache à Maxime, in Scott, will become a mini conference centre, with the capacity to accommodate up to 500 persons. Approximately 40 new jobs will be created over the next five years and the 80 existing positions will be consolidated. (available in French only)
- A new Tim Hortons location will open in Beauceville. The launch of this new company will allow the creation of thirty-some jobs. (available in French only)
- Phenix Yogo will open its doors in Sherbrooke on January 5, 2013 and will create about ten jobs
- Thai Express will open in Saint-Georges (Beauce) at the end of January. The opening will create 10-15 full-time and part-time jobs. (available in French only)
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