Food and Beverage Manager
Dining Room Manager
Dining Room Waiter or Waitress
Wine Steward or
Assistant Waiter /
Waitress or Busboy
Entry-level employees in the Food and Beverage department are usually
citizens from the flag country or personnel hired through
Recruitment Agencies in
non-industrialized countries. However, if this is your area of
expertise, luxury cruise lines such as
Cunard Line or
Cruises will accept applications. When applying, be sure to
elaborate on your food and beverage knowledge, list the relevant
diplomas you hold and emphasize any hotel, resort or fine dining
experience you may have.
Food & Beverage Manager
Food and Beverage Manager is responsible for the entire food and
beverage operation onboard the ship. The Manager must also supervise the
restaurants, dining rooms, bars and galley. This position requires
extensive experience in the food and beverage industry.
Maitre'D / Dining Room Manager
Maitre'D is responsible for all personnel that work in the dining room.
He oversees every meal served in the dining room and in all the
restaurants whether inside or on deck. He must have superior people
skills and exceptional knowledge of the food and beverage industry. It
is preferable that he worked his way up the ladder through all the
positions to obtain this status.
Room Waiter or Waitress
individual who holds this position has
usually been promoted from an Assistant Waiter or Busboy. The Waiter or
Waitress must have a great memory to recall all their guests' names and
remember their food preparation details. The Dining Room Waiter or
Waitress may be required to participate in various theme evenings,
possibly parading through the dining room balancing a flaming baked
Alaska on his or her head!
Wine Steward or
Stewardess / Sommelier
position is for those with vast wine knowledge and experience. It
involves suggesting and serving wine to passengers while applying the
highest level of customer service. A Wine Steward or Stewardess must
know several characteristics of each wine and be able to discuss the
various wines on the ship's wine list.
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