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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 Montréal 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 forecast period, the employment outlook in the Montréal region is Fair for this occupation. Job opportunities will result from the creation of new positions, the high staff turnover rate and, to a lesser extent, retirements.
Employment in this occupation has been growing steadily in recent years. This increase is due to the trends that affect the food services industry, especially the growing popularity of full-service restaurants.
Since these trends are expected to be ongoing, the number of food and beverage servers should continue to increase slightly over the 2012-2014 forecast horizon.
Workers in this occupational group are primarily employed in the accommodation and food services sector.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Laurier 1936, a restaurant formerly known as Laurier BBQ, has closed, putting close to 40 people out of work in Montréal (available in French only)
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
- The Hotel Maritime Plaza in Montréal is closing down and laying off 50 employees (available in French only)
Week of Jan 14 – Jan 18, 2013
- Cirque de Soleil has announced the loss of approximately 400 positions following an operational reorganization. More than half of the positions cut will be at the head office in Montréal. (available in French only)
Week of Aug 27 – Aug 31, 2012
- There is currently a labor dispute in the hospitality industry in Québec, which affects nearly 500 employees at three locations in Montréal (available in French only)
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