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Assistant Maitre D'/ Restaurant Manager Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship waiter

- Assists the Restaurant Manager in supervising all restaurant services functions and food outlets aboard the cruise ship and maintaining the standards and service quality set by the cruise line

- Reports directly to the ship's Restaurant Manager and should be able to assume his/ her function if that need arises

- Responsible for the appearance, time keeping, service standards and on-the-job day-to-day training of the subordinate F&B positions such as Head Waiter, Waiter, Assistant Waiter, Wine Sommelier, Bar Steward, Busboy and Utilities

- Ensures that the appearance of the restaurant as well as all items (waiter stations, tables, linen, silver, crockery) are up to the cruise line's standards, orders new items through the ship's Provision Master when needed

- Handles passenger complaints reporting them to the Maitre D' and keeps track on special dining requests and special occasions as well as coordinates with the Maitre dí Hotel the rotation lists for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and midnight buffet

- Must be familiar with all ships daily activities, public health procedures and ensure that subordinate personnel activities meet the standards of those regulations

Assistant Restaurant Manager Job Requirements:


  • Formal hospitality training - a diploma from a recognised hotel school or university or international equivalent is preferred

  • Minimum two years management experience in a fine dining restaurant (cruise ship experience preferred)

  • Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language, knowledge of additional languages is a plus

  • Strong managerial skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

Assistant Maitre Dí Salary Range:

$3200-5100 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line, size of ship, commission and gratuities (tips) from passengers. Strong possibilities for promotion to Maitre dí Hotel position.


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