For a memorable meal, the quality of the service is something that guests often remember as much as the food and drink served.

This means that restaurant servers must show extensive knowledge of all types of cuisine and dishes, especially the ingredients and cooking style of the dishes on an a la carte menu. They will need to know and understand the methods of preparation and serving, along with the tools used.

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 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 and hygienic working practices.

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The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Presentation Skills

  • Time management

  • Customer service skills

  • Health, safety & hygiene

  • Organisational skills

  • Problem solving

  • Teamwork

  • Interpersonal skills

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Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the ‘useful information’ section below) and be training or working in Food & Beverage Service or Hospitality.
  • Competitors must be studying towards a Level 3 qualification have achieved a Level 3 qualification in the last 12 months.

How it works

The entry stage will be sent after registrations closes, on the 19th of April. Competitors will be expected to complete the entry test in timed conditions (25 minuets) and submit the entry test on the same day of the entry release date.

Live Qualifier – venues TBC


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