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Occupations in Food and Beverage Service

Maître d’hotel and restaurant hosts/hostesses greet patrons and escort them to tables and coordinate the activities of food and beverage servers and are employed in restaurants, hotel dining rooms, private clubs and cocktail lounges. Bartenders mix and serve alcoholics and non-alcoholic beverages and are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls, pubs and other licensed establishments. Food and beverage servers take and serve food and beverage orders from patrons and are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and similar establishments.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma.
  • On-the-job training.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have small but sustained increases in employment over the next ten years.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 68.9% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 63.3% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 22.2% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 14.4% live in other communities. About 97.2% are employed in the Accommodation and Food Services industry and 1.7% in the Retail Trade sector.