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Assistant Waiter / Waitress Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship junior waiter

- Reports to the Waiter, Head Waiter and Assistant Restaurant Manager

- Directly supervises, trains and monitors the performance of the subordinate Restaurant Operation positions assigned to his/ her work station - Busboy (Bus Person) and Dining Room Utility Cleaner

- Provides assistance and support to the assigned waiter in anticipating and fulfilling the passengers requests

- Responsible for serving non-alcoholic beverages and bread, ordering, pick-up and delivery of food and beverage items to the work station and tables and transporting back to the galley the soiled dishes, glassware and silverware

- Provides assistance to the assigned waiter, waitress in setting up tables, linen, glassware, silverware and china as well as presents food and beverage menus to passengers

- Responsible for achieving and exceeding revenue levels set by the cruise line through suggesting various courses and wines to passengers and applying up-selling and suggestive selling techniques

- Participates in the rotational schedule working in the dining room and in other food and beverage outlets throughout the cruise ship

- Ensures that the assigned work station is clean and sanitized according to the cruise line standards and USPH and/or UKPH rules

- Actively participate in dining room entertainment according to established practices of the cruise line and alterations based on the specific itinerary - Pirates'Nights, Caribbean nights, Italian nights etc.

Junior Waiter / Waitress Job Requirements:


  • Minimum one - two years experience in a high volume food operation establishment

  • Upscale restaurant, hotel, resort or cruise ship experience is preferred

  • Good interpersonal skills, positive attitude and willingness to learn

  • High school diploma or basic education equivalent is preferred

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

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Assistant Waiter / Waitress Salary Range:

$1800-2800 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line, size of ship and gratuities from passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Dining Waiter / Waitress position.


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