Silver Service recruitment agency listing

Silver service waiters and waitresses serve food on to customers plates from a platter.

For those wishing to take on silver service jobs, experience of working in a restaurant is often considered to be more valuable than formal educational qualifications. Inexperienced staff may be asked to complete a day's trial in a restaurant before they are given a job. It is possible for school leavers to enter into silver service jobs through securing a place on an apprenticeship scheme in hospitality and catering.

New employees are typically provided with on-the-job training from experienced staff members. Some employers encourage their staff to study for NVQs at Level 2 or 3 or to attend training courses from The Academy of Food and Wine Service or The Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

Silver service staff are employed by restaurants, hotels and contract catering companies and are in demand throughout the UK. Overseas work on cruise ships and in resorts is also readily available, with employment openings commonly being advertised through specialist catering recruitment agencies. The majority of full-time silver service staff work on a rota system, which may include public holiday and weekend hours. Part-time and seasonal employment is common.

Silver service staff may earn between £7,000 and £12,000 a year, depending on their age. With experience, salaries may increase to around £15,000 a year, with head waiters and waitresses earning £18,000 or more a year. In many restaurants, silver service staff are able to top up their earnings with tips from their customers. Silver service staff with experience may move into higher paid sommelier roles. Alternatively, they may become assistant restaurant managers.

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  • Based in the North West and supplying culinary staff across the UK, Catermatch Solutions are specialist recruiters for the Catering industry. We reference check, interview and assess the skills of candidates across all roles in the sector, covering areas including Kitchen, Restaurant, Front Office and Management. From Michelin star establishments to wedding settings, we offer an efficient recruitment service with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 40 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DE
  • Ellis Mack are specialists within the Hospitality and Retail sectors, providing permanent and interim contract Operational Management, Chef and Head Office/Support recruitment solutions. A skilled consultant team with practical experience within the sectors for which they recruit. Competitive fees & market leading rebates. High placement success rates and low attrition ratios providing peace of mind and value for money for our clients.
    Coverage UK wide
    • The Centrum Building, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 3DX
  • Contract Options specialises in a majority of the Catering industry and our consultants have had hands on experience, gaining a management level industry knowledge. The candidates we will shortlist for your business will all be pre-screened in face to face interviews before being fully referenced. The roles we can help you fill include Brasserie Manager, Bar Staff and Events Coordinator, however our roles span the whole Catering sector.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 2nd Floor, 12/14 Devonshire Row, London, Greater London, EC2M 4RH
  • Recruiter tip provided by Catermatch Solutions

    Attention to detail is essential and the main attribute to any silver server. The customer expects professional, confident and helpful personnel. The food needs to be served skilfully, cleanly and quickly without mistakes or a cautious, nervous approach. Inform the customer of your service intentions, serve the dish methodically and smoothly, placing the silver low and close, ask for any further requirements, then move onto the next customer

  • We are different. We are Rock. We have built our reputation on the quality of our relationships with employers and candidates. We believe this is what gives us a genuine edge over other recruitment agencies.
    Coverage Christchurch, Poole
    • Unit 9, 7 Fountain Way, Dorset, Christchurch, BH23 1PZ
    • 8 Station Road, Ashley Cross, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UB
  • We specialise in providing all levels of catering staff to the Health and Social Care sector on a permanent basis. We are able to recruit experienced chefs across the UK that can bring their expert knowledge to residential and nursing homes, prisons and hospitals in all locations. We are also able to recruit for these roles in the hospitality and catering and offer our 9% fees and 1 year rebate period to all industries.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Maythorn Mill, Trent Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 4DS
  • Stable, Independent and Successful employment agency specialising in the placement of Permanent, contract and Temporary staff across the United Kingdom. We operate the corporate and professional practice but with the personal touch. Genuine Testimonials. Mango Solutions Recruitment " The Right choice"
    Coverage NATIONWIDE UK
    • Number 10, Atlanta Boulevard, Romford, Essex, RM1 1TB
  • We here at multitask Personnel have some of the biggest Airport contract in the hospitality industry.We provide temporary and permanent recruitment services to the Hospitality Industry on a nationwide basis. We provide all levels of personnel from team members right through to senior management including volume recruitment drives for new openings.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 4 Amberley Court, 101 Effingham Street, Sheffield, Rotherham, Yorkshire, S65 1BL
    • Office B11, Lodge House, Cow Lane, Manchester, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NN
  • We are a family run business with over twenty years experience covering Middlesex, Surrey and Berkshire. We are responsive, hard working and champions of a value added service and are looking forward to assisting you with all your recruitment requirements.
    Coverage Middlesex, Surrey and Berkshire
    • Unit 10 Feltham Business Complex, Browells Lane, Middlesex, Feltham, TW13 7LW
  • Looking for staff to join your business in the Food Industry? If the answer's yes, then you might be wondering how you can find quality people. In truth, there's no real secret. It all comes down to hard work and a healthy portion of intuition - the type of thing that only comes with lots of experience. At Connect Appointments, we've got masses of that - and we exist to go the extra mile for our clients. Try us and you won't be disappointed.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
    • 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG
  • Whether a client or a candidate, we aim to exceed your expectations, delivering a fast, effective and honest service. Our passion and commitment is backed by an experienced team of consultants who have a wealth of industry knowledge.
    Coverage UK wide
    26 Offices Nationwide

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Low Pay:£12,675
Medium Pay:£13,163
High Pay:£14,625
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