Maîtres d'hôtel, hosts and hostesses take reservations, greet and escort patrons to tables, attend to complaints and requests, and accept payments. They also train, supervise, and co-ordinate food / beverage servers and other serving staff.
Waiters and waitresses present menus, take patrons' orders, and serve food/beverages. They accept payments and may recommend wines and prepare and serve specialty foods at patrons' tables.
Wine stewards suggest, present, and serve wines in formal settings.
People in this group work in restaurants, hotel dining rooms, private clubs, cocktail lounges, bars, taverns, banquet halls, and licensed and other establishments.
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