Hospitality sector charity Springboard is calling on care homes to get involved in National Waiters’ Day, which will take place on 16th May 2017.
As the campaign – led by The Springboard Charity and Fred Sirieix – celebrates its fifth anniversary, waiters and front of house professionals from across the foodservice sector will again be racing through London’s Hyde Park and other locations across the UK, as part of a celebration and promotion of front of house roles. The day aims 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, which employs 2.9 million people in the UK.
Alongside the waiters’ race, London’s Hyde Park event will involve activities which showcase hospitality employers and the skills needed for front of house roles. Hospitality businesses are opening their doors with careers talks and taster days, while the @WaitersDay_UK Twitter account will lead the social media campaign with the hashtag #NWD2017. Everyone can use the hashtag ahead of and on the day, whether tweeting a front of house team photo, or a photo from a National Waiters’ Day activity.
Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said: “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 Catering Supplies and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.
For more information, to register a National Waiters’ Day event, or to sign up, visit: https://nationalwaitersday.com/