Friday, July 29, 2022

Career Choice: Waiter, Waiter Training Institutes in Nepal

Waiters are the one who serves table at a restaurant. It demands a lot of attributes to perform the role of a waiter. Ability to work hard, Patience, and problem solving skills are few attributes which waiter must achieve perfection on. The main responsibilities of waiter include preparing tables for a meal, taking customers' orders correctly, serving drinks and food, solving customer complaints if any and cleaning up before, after and during servings in a restaurant. The foremost goal of waiter is to keep customer happy.

Some vocational training is needed if you want to work as a waiter in high end restaurant rather than a regular fast food joint where degree is not needed. Many high-end restaurants offer a specific style of cooking—they may feature Nepalese, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or some other specialized cuisine. These high end restaurants hire people who have had experience or formal training. In certain restaurants waiters must have special skills such as fluency in a foreign language or knowledge of formal table service.

Work Conditions
Restaurants are, usually, pleasant places to work as they serve the public. Waiters must be pleasant, outgoing and should have patience as they have to deal with many different personality of different nature. They reflect the image of the restaurants. Hence, they should remain poised even when most busy. Though exciting it may look, this job is extremely demanding as it involves standing, walking, bending etc. waiters are expected to work holidays, weekends, and evenings.

Employers will prefer those with food service backgrounds and training from training institutes but mostly they provide on-the-job training.

Personal Requirements
It's a researched fact that, in any organization, most business (80 percent) comes from repeat customers rather than new customers and repeat customers of any restaurants are gained by the overall performance of waiters. Specifically speaking, they project the overall image of restaurants. Hence, they must also be able to think fast and work in a fast-paced environment while tending to the various needs of their customers. They should also be in decent physical shape due to the amount of food and beverages they continually bring to their customers.

Good waiters are promoted to a work shift that offers better opportunities for tips. Usually, tips are higher in liquor serving restaurant. Experienced waiters may look for jobs in such restaurants. They may become headwaiters or advance into the management end of the restaurant business.

Restaurants have flourished in Nepal. More and more restaurants are opening up due to the trend that Nepalese are eating out more than ever. With the growth in number of restaurants, the number of jobs for waiters are also on rise and are expected to grow faster in the coming years. Due to a high job turnover rate, more openings are available in less expensive restaurants. Competition is highest for jobs in expensive restaurants, where wages and tips are higher.

Different types of restaurants have different pay structure hence wages for waiters vary greatly. Normally, the salary ranges from Rs. 8000 to Rs. 30,000 per month depending on the type of restaurants and its location. Performance, service standard & Experience play major part in promotion of junior level to senior level.  In some cases, waiters usually earn more from tips than they do from wages.

Institutes offering Waiter classes as follows:
- Waiter Training at Modern Hotel Training Center, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, 4363215,2315801
- Waiter Training at Radission Hotel Training Center, Bagbazar, Kathmandu, 016913003, 985109362
- Waiter Training at Sahara School of Hospitality Management, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, 2040782, 016200575
- Waiter Training at Triveni Training Center, Maitidevi , Kathmandu, 4416519, 9841387815
- Waiter Training at Kamana Hotel Training Center, Koteshwor, Kathmandu, 4601878
- Waiter Training at Excel Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management, Chahabil , Kathmandu, 4460956
- Waiter Training at Global Institute of Hotel Management and and Tourism Technical Centre, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, 4484098, 213454
- Waiter Training at Shangrila Paryatan & Hotel Training Center, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, 4472553, 4475113
- Waiter Training at Mountain Hotel Training Centre, Chahabil, Kathmandu, 016212336
- Waiter Training at Abhiyan paryatan and Hotel Training Centre, Kupondole , Kathmandu, 5536057