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Restaurant Service

Restaurant Service

Those working in the Restaurant Service industry are well rounded individuals who have a good knowledge of basic restaurant service skills, wine service and knowledge, bar skills and good presentation skills.


This competition focuses on the role of Front of House staff in a range of Food and Beverage Operations.

Competitors should have good practical skills and a sound understanding of different styles of food & beverage service; formal & casual dining, table, table theatre, gueridon & silver service, cocktail & mocktail preparation & service, as well as a knowledge & appreciation of wines, liqueurs & spirits.

Competitors in Professional Restaurant Service must also be able to display good social skills, excellent personal presentation as well as safe & hygienic working practices.

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • Up to 3 entries per campus/site per organisation 
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the Tools section below) and be training or working towards a Level 3 qualification or have achieved a Level 3 qualification in the last 12 months

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 12 April 2019
  2. Competitors will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2019, further details will be released in the New Year
  3. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results between July and August and finalists will be notified by September 2019
  4. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2019 as part of WorldSkills UK LIVE

Additional information

  • Download the core competencies from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.
  • Pre-competition activity pack will be available soon

Heats, dates and venues

12/06/2019 Hull College Queens Garden Campus HU1 3DG
22/05/2019 City of Glasgow College Townsend Campus Glasgow G1 2TG
04/06/2019 South Eastern Regional College, Castle Park Road, Bangor
BT20 4TD
18/06/2019 Cardiff and Vale College, Dumballs Road CF10 5BF
02/07/2019 South Thames College, Hospitality and Catering, Merton Campus, London Road, Morden
Surrey, SM4 5QX


Competition organising partner

Competition organising partner

The Craft Guild of Chefs is the competition organising partner for the Restaurant Service competition.

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