Captain Waiter/Waitress

Supervise activities of workers in section of dining room.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Captain Waiter/Waitresses do?

Supervises activities of workers in section of dining room: Receives guests and conducts them to tables. Describes or suggests food courses and appropriate wines. When serving banquets, may be designated Banquet Captain.

Should I be a Captain Waiter/Waitress?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Banquet Captain, Captain, Room Service, Dining Room Captain, Waiter/Waitress, Captain

    How to become a Captain Waiter/Waitress

    Most Captain Waiter/Waitresses have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ccdae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|bachelor%27s+%285%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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