Local Employment Requirements
There is no standard education or training requirements for food and beverage servers.
Food and beverage servers who serve liquor must be at least 18 years of age and have a working knowledge of Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission regulations concerning the service of alcohol.
Some employers require employees to have previous training, including an up-to-date CPR certificate.
A neat and orderly appearance is an important employment requirement during both the interview and employment.
Local Skills Requirements
Major skills, including essential skills, employers look for in food and beverage servers are:
- Reading text (Grade 9 level or above)
- Numeracy (Grade 9 level or above)
- Verbal communication
- Working with others
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Significant use of memory
- Physical lifting or moving (up to 10 lbs)
- Job task planning
- Organizational skills
- Finding information.
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Food and Beverage Serving Skills:
Serve food and beverages, general plate service. Describe menu items including daily specials for customers. Present bills to customers and accept payment in cash, credit or debit cards. Advise on menu selections.
Wine and Stewarding/Serving Skills:
Present, open, pour and serve wine in appropriate wine glassware. Describe and advise on wine selection.
Customer service oriented. Clear and clean tables, trays and chairs. Set tables. Must be of legal age to mix and serve alcoholic beverages. Replenish condiments and other supplies at tables and serving areas.
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Please consult EdInfo http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/edinfo to find training opportunities in Alberta related to this occupation.