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National Waiters’ Day celebrates fifth anniversary

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National Waiters’ Day celebrates fifth anniversary

National Waiters’ Day – the promotion for front-of-house careers – will celebrate its fifth anniversary on 16 May.

Waiters and front of house professionals will again race through London’s Hyde Park and other locations across the UK to showcase the dedication, skills and hard work of front of house staff, as well as the great potential for rewarding careers in the hospitality industry. The event is organised by industry charity Springboard and Fred Sirieix, general manager at Galvin at Windows, London.

Siriex said: “It’s essential that we promote the ocean of career opportunities hospitality has to offer, celebrate the hard work of front of house professionals, and encourage more people to begin great careers in hospitality. With all the opportunities available, you can work hard and be rewarded with success – there has never been a more exciting time to join this special industry.”

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s chief executive, added: “National Waiters’ Day was created to increase awareness of the range of roles available in front of house, and at the same time, to celebrate the work of the millions who work in the industry. It’s the ideal opportunity for jobseekers and businesses alike, with activities ranging from skills challenges to talks, and of course the waiters’ race.”

The event is sponsored by Bunzl and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

For more information, to register an event or sign up, visit

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