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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
    Fully CPD/CE Certified
    Instant Free PDF Certificate
    Recommended by 95% of Students
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    7054 Students Enrolled

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    About the course

    The restaurant industry is competitive and fierce. Make your resume stand out from the crowd with our Professional Waiter Training course. Get practical, hands-on training to work in luxury hotels, 5-star restaurants, and the hottest bars in town! There’s more to the waiter job description than taking orders and serving plates, and we’ll help you to master every aspect of your new role. With our lessons and video tutorials, you’ll learn how to maximize tips, deliver excellent service, and take your career to the next level. When you’re done, you’ll receive a certificate from an internationally accredited course to prove your experience and training. As a waiter or waitress, the difference between minimum wage and big time earning is all up to you. So will you leave it up to chance, or follow our recipe for success?

    What you will learn

    Pretend it’s your first day on the job. What would you want to know? We’ll prepare you for that first shift by giving you a crash course in customer service, the restaurant industry, and the waitering role. If you already have some server experience, this course will teach you tons of tips and tricks to increase your tips, gain customer loyalty, and move up in the ranks.

    This course contains text lessons as well as video tutorials and demonstrations!

    • Learn about customer expectations and how you can exceed every one
    • We’ll teach you how to navigate tricky scenarios and manage difficult customers
    • A good waiter knows their product; you’ll learn about pairings, ingredients, seasonality of food, wine and alcohol, and even coffee!
    • We’ll show you how to set a table for family style restaurants and fine dining
    • Learn to take orders with foolproof memory methods so you never miss a single one
    • From waiters friend to pencil, we’ll show you tools to make life easier
    • A waiter is also a salesperson – learn to sell your business, menu, and self
    • We’ll show you how to impress guests and maximize your tips and earnings
    • You’ll learn how to use food ordering systems, POS, apps, and other tools
    • We’ll teach you basic First Aid and health and safety practices


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Customer Service That Gets Results
    • It’s Your First Day on the Job!
    • 10 Tricks for Making a Great Impression
    • First Class Professionalism = First Class Tips
    • 5 Ways to Convert Customers into Regulars
    • How to Charm Your Biggest Critics – Kids
    Module 2: A Masterclass In Foodology
    • From Agar Agar to Ziti – A Culinary Dictionary of Terms
    • Diets, Allergies, and Picky Eaters
    • Meats, Cheese, and all the Trimmings
    • Pastry and Desserts – the Icing on the Cake!
    • A Culinary Trip Around the World
    • Easy Wine Pairing For Every Course
    • From the Bar: Cocktails and Spirits
    • Get Your Brew on With Coffees and Teas
    Module 3: Tableside Service To Impress Your Guests
    • Safe Food Handling and Sanitation
    • Ultimate Guide to Table Setting
    • Tools of the Trade – What’s in Your Apron?
    • Memory Tricks for Taking Orders
    • 7 Foolproof Ways to Upsell Your Menu
    • Impeccable Food and Beverage Service
    Module 4: Tips For Making Tips – Control Your Paycheck
    • “Good” Service vs. “Great” Service
    • 20 Key Things That Impress Every Customer
    • Cashing in on Your Personality and Flair
    • How to Turn Difficult Customers into Satisfied Guests
    • Smart Strategies for Worst Case Scenarios
    • The Perks of Working Weddings and Special Occasions
    • Ultimate Service Checklist - Boost Tips by 20%!
    Module 5: Behind The Scenes In The Restaurant Biz
    • Get The Hang of Food Ordering Systems and Apps
    • Back to Basics with Traditional Order Systems
    • Using POS Systems and Processing Transactions
    • Work Your Look: Personal Style and Grooming
    • Teamwork on the Floor and in the Kitchen
    • Multitasking Under Pressure – Keep Calm and Waiter On!
    • Safety First! Dealing with Choking, Burns, and Other Emergencies


    Who is this course for

    • Anyone just starting out in the restaurant or service industry
    • Experienced waiters who want a boost in their performance, career, or tips
    • Job seekers who are applying to restaurants, bars, hotels, and cafes
    • Recently hired waiters who want to prepare for their first shift
    • Baristas, bartenders, hostesses, and anyone in the hospitality industry who wants to upgrade their skill set

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could:

    • Get a job waiting tables, starting your career in the hospitality industry 
    • Be a better server
    • Impress your bosses with your newfound skills and abilities, earning a promotion or a raise
    • Increase your tips


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation