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Food and Beverage is the largest department aboard the ship and it's members are responsible for all dining rooms, restaurants, bars, galley (kitchen), clean up (utilities) and provisions operations. The Food and Beverage Manager / Director is the head of the entire department. The jobs within the F&B Department aboard a cruise ship are subdivided into several groups - Food and Beverage Administration, Restaurant, Bar, Room Service and Culinary (Galley) divisions. The Restaurant Division is also subdivided into five areas of operations - Main Dining Room(s), Top Deck Buffet / Casual Dining Restaurant, Specialty Restaurants, Room Service and Officer / Staff / Crew Mess.

Please, click on each position in order to review the job description, requirements and salary range. The Culinary positions are presented on a separate page.


Food and Beverage Administration Jobs


Food and Beverage Manager / Director

The F&B Manager is the head of the department and is responsible for the overall supervision of the entire food and beverage team onboard the cruise ship including all food and beverage outlets - dining rooms, top deck buffet, specialty restaurants, bars, galley, officer's / staff/ crew mess and...

Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

Designated also as Associate F&B Director with some cruise lines - the "second in command" within the entire department aboard the cruise ship. Reports directly to the Food...

Senior Assistant Food Manager

Reports to the Asst. F&B Manager and supervises the Asst. Food Managers, Food and Beverage Management Trainee (also designated within some cruise lines as F&B Manager in Training) and...

Assistant Food Manager

Reports to the positions listed above and supervises on day-to-day basis all assigned to...

Food and Beverage Manager Trainee

Follows the training program put forward on board by the F&B Manager. In order to train in all areas of the department - galley, bars, storerooms and...

Food and Beverage Administrative Assistant

A two stripe officer acting as a secretary and providing administrative support to the F&B Director, such as checking and answering emails, posting notices, composing routine letters and...


Main Dining Room / Restaurant Jobs

Restaurant Manager / Maitre d'

Cruise ship waiter jobs

A three stripe officer who is in charge of all food service functions in the dining room(s), specialty restaurants and all other food outlets aboard the cruise ship. Reports to the ship's Food and Beverage Manager and...

Assistant Maitre d'

Assists the Restaurant Manager in supervising all dining room services and functions as well as other food outlets aboard the ship while maintaining the quality standards set by the cruise line. Reports directly to the Restaurant Manager and...

Cellar Master

Reports to the ship's Bar Manager and Maitre D' and directly supervises, supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate beverage operation positions...

Head Waiter / Chef de Rang

One stripe officer who reports to the Assistant Maitre D' and to the ship's Restaurant Manager and directly supervises, trains and monitors the performance of the subordinate F&B positions assigned to...

Head Sommelier / Head Wine Waiter

Reports to ship's Assistant Bar Manager and to the Beverage Director and supervises supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate beverage operation positions. He / she is responsible for providing courteous and professional wine and beverage service in...

Waiter / Waitress

Reports to the Head Waiter, the Asst. Maitre D' and to the Restaurant Manager. He/ she directly supervises, trains and monitors the performance of the subordinate Restaurant Operation positions assigned to his/ her work station...

Sommelier - Wine Waiter

Reports to the ship's Head Wine Waiter and Assistant Maitre Dí and directly supervises supports and evaluates the performance of one subordinate beverage operation position - Assistant Sommelier. He/she is responsible for...

Assistant (Junior) Waiter

Reports to the Waiter, Head Waiter and Assistant Restaurant Manager. He/ she directly supervises, trains and monitors the performance of the subordinate Restaurant Operation positions assigned to his/ her...

Assistant Sommelier

Reports to ship's Head Sommelier. He/ she assists the Sommeliers and the Head Sommelier in providing an excellent wine and other beverages service to guests aboard the...

Dining Room / Specialty Restaurant Utility Cleaner

Reports to the superior restaurant operation positions. The Restaurant Utility is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the assigned Dining Room on a daily basis as directed by the Restaurant Manager and...


Bar / Beverage Jobs


Bar Manager / Bar Supervisor / Beverage Manager

Reports to the ship's Food and Beverage Manager and directly supervises supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate beverage operation positions - Assistant Bar Manager, Head Bartender, Bartender, Head Sommelier. The Bar Supervisor is...Cruise ship bar manager jobs

Assistant Bar Manager/ Bar Supervisor/ Beverage Manager

Reports to the ship's Bar Manager and directly supervises supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate beverage operation positions - Head Bartender, Bartender, Head Sommelier, Bar Server, Private Bar Attendant and Bar Utility.The Asst.Beverage Manager is responsible for...

Head Bartender

The Head Bartender reports to the ship's Assistant Beverage Manager and to the Bar Manager. He / she supervises, trains and monitors the performance of a team of subordinate beverage operations positions - Bartender, Assistant Bartender, Bar Server/ Waiter/ Waitress, Bar Utility. He / she is responsible for...

Bartender

Reports to the Head Bartender and Assistant Bar Manager and directly supervises supports and evaluates the performance of subordinate beverage operations positions - Assistant Bartender, Beverage/ Bar Server/ Bar Waiter, Bar Utility Staff...

Bar Waiter / Waitress (Bar Steward / Stewardess or Bar Server)

The different cruise lines use one of these job titles, but they all refer to the same position. The Bar Waiter reports to the superior Beverage Operations positions aboard the cruise ship - Bartender, Head Bartender, Assistant Bar Manager, Beverage Director. This position is ...

Bar Utility / Bar Back

Reports to the Bartenders and the Head Bartender. He/ she is responsible for assisting the bartenders in maintaining and keeping the bar, lounge, pantry areas, all glassware and equipment clean and properly organized. The Bar Utility is also responsible for re-stocking of bar items and for collecting and...


Specialty Restaurant Jobs


Maitre dí - Specialty Restaurant

Most of the cruise ships offer on board Specialty Theme Restaurants, such as Mexican Restaurant, Italian Tratoria, Sushi Restaurant etc. The Maitre Dí Specialty Restaurant Cruise ship head waiter job reports to ship's Food & Beverage Manager and...

Assistant Maitre dí - Specialty Restaurant

Reports to the Maitre Dí/ Specialty Restaurant and directly supervises, supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate positions - Head Chef de Rang, Chef de Rang, Commis de Rang, Sommelier and...

Chef de Rang - Specialty Restaurant

Reports to the Assistant Maitre dí and Maitre dí - Specialty Restaurant. He/she directly supervises, supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate positions within the Specialty Restaurant - Sommelier, Commis de Rang and Utility Cleaner. Mentors, develops and...

Sommelier - Specialty Restaurant

Reports to the ship's Bar Manager/ Beverage Director and to the Maitre Dí/ Specialty Restaurant. She/he directly supervises, supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate position in...

Commis de Rang - Specialty Restaurant

Reports to the Chef de Rang, Assistant Manager - Specialty Restaurant and Maitre Dí - Specialty Restaurant. He / she directly supervises, supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate position. The Commis de Rang assist the Chef de Rang in coordinating trolley and...


Buffet / Casual Dining Restaurant Jobs


Buffet / Casual Dining Restaurant Manager

Most cruise ships have the top-deck Buffet/ Casual Dining Restaurant. Various cruise line have different name for that venue - Windjammer, Horizon Court, Lido etc. but in general it serves the same function - a self-service Buffet restaurant during the day and a Casual Dining Restaurant at night. The Buffet Casual Dining Restaurant Manager is...

Buffet Steward / Stewardess (Casual Dining Server)

Reports to the Buffet / Casual Dining Restaurant Manager. In the evening the top-deck Buffet works also as a Casual Dining Restaurant. Cruise lines have different names for this venue - Horizon Court, Lido, Windjammer etc. (the same for all cruise ships within the fleet, though). In the evening The Buffet Steward is...

Buffet / Snack Attendant

Reports to the ship's Buffet Restaurant Manager. The Buffet Attendant is responsible for assisting with the set up and decoration of buffets, midnight snacks and replenishing the food and beverages in his/ her assigned station in the buffet line. The Snack Attendant takes part in food and beverage stock...


Room Services Jobs


cruise ship room service jobs

Room Service Manager / Supervisor

Reports to the Restaurant Manager and Assistant Food and Beverage Director and directly supervises supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate room service operation positions - Room Service Attendant and Room Service Telephone Operator, as well as Waiters and Assistan Waiters in the dining room. The Room Service Supervisor is responsible for...

Room Service Attendant

Reports directly to the Room Service Supervisor and his/ her main duty is to deliver food and beverage orders to passengers staterooms in a professional and courteous manner according to the standards set by the cruise line. The Room Service Attendant must posses a thorough knowledge about the food menus and wine lists in order to be able to discuss and suggest to...

Private Bar Attendant

Reports to the ship's Assistant Bar Manager and to the Beverage Director. He / she is directly responsible for the passengers' cabin (stateroom) private bars. He / she would inspect the staterooms on daily basis and would ensure that all private bars are properly stocked and replenished as per the par levels. The Private Bar Attendant is...

Room Service Telephone Operator

Reports to the Room Service Manager. She / he is responsible for operating the room service switchboard to take room service orders in a timely and accurate manner, organizes all room service orders, including special requests, relays them to the appropriate venues for preparation and advices room service attendants about the specifics of...


Officer / Staff / Crew Mess Jobs


Officer / Staff / Crew Mess Attendant

Reports to the ship's Assistant Food Manager and is responsible for providing a friendly and professional service to the Officers, Staff and Crew Members of the cruise line in their assigned dining area as well as for the transportation of the food and beverages from the galley to...

 







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