Food and beverage servers

Food and beverage servers

NOC
6513

Accept and serve food and beverage orders in restaurants, bars and similar establishments.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

205
 

Median Hourly Wage

$13.00
$11.70
Low
$20.00
High

Median Salary

$11,879
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

3,313
 

% Working Full Time

49%
 

% Working Full Year

51%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Food and beverage servers take patrons' food and beverage orders and serve orders to patrons. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and similar establishments.

Main Duties

Food and beverage servers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Greet patrons, present menus, make recommendations and answer questions regarding food and beverages
  • Take orders and relay to kitchen and bar staff
  • Recommend wines that complement patrons' meals
  • Serve food and beverages
  • Prepare and serve specialty foods at patrons' tables
  • Present bill to patrons and accept payment
  • May order and maintain inventory of wines and wine glassware
  • May perform sensory evaluation of wines.

Also Known As

  • banquet server
  • captain waiter/waitress
  • chief wine steward
  • cocktail waiter/waitress
  • food and beverage server
  • formal service waiter/waitress
  • sommelier
  • waiter/waitress
  • wine steward
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Formal waiters/waitresses may require completion of a one- or two-year apprenticeship program or College or vocational school courses.
  • An apprenticeship program for food and beverage servers is available, but voluntary, in Quebec and Saskatchewan.
  • On-the-job training is usually provided.
  • Sommeliers may require courses in wine selection and service or Experience as a formal waiter/waitress.
  • Responsible beverage service certification is usually required for employees serving alcoholic beverages.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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86.8%
Female
13.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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37.5%
15-24
22.8%
25-34
14.1%
35-44
15.2%
45-54
8.6%
55-64
1.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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16.2%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
47.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
4.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
19.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
12.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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97.1%
Accommodation and food services
1.6%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
0.6%
Health care and social assistance
0.6%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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17.80%
Northeast
30.80%
Southeast
23.50%
Southwest
19.30%
Central
8.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$13,656
Northeast
$14,327
Southeast
$12,930
Southwest
$13,921
Central
$11,729
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$12.75
$11.70
Low
$19.23
High

Southeast

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$24.00
High

Southwest

$13.00
$11.70
Low
$20.00
High

Central

$13.00
$11.70
Low
$18.00
High

Northwest

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$20.00
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$11,879

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$20,638

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$11,879

Newfoundland

$12,009

Prince Edward Island

$10,093

Nova Scotia

$11,233

Canada

$12,655
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

205
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

56
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

150
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

739
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

234
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

506