National Waiters Day
National Waiters Day is an annual observance celebrated on October 20th of each year. Being working as a waiter is quite the toughest job ever. Waiters in the hotel or restaurant are the ones who serve us food that we have ordered. It is they who parcelled the food to our family. Their work and hospitality have often been unrecognized and unappreciated. We would have not even told a thank you for them for most times. If you feel that they are ones who need to be recognized, then National Waiters Day is a perfect day for you. Show your gratitude for those good souls on this celebration Day.
“My father was a guy who, because of the businesses he was in – the hotel business, the hospitality business – he didn’t differentiate between the waiter serving you dinner, from the maitre d from the guy who owns a restaurant. Everybody was the same to him. He didn’t look at who you were. He didn’t look at your wallet.” – Steve Tisch
History of National Waiters Day
Waiters have been recognized with National Waiters Day, and its first celebration had fallen in the year 2013. Fred Sirieix created this Day for the waiters from all over the world. Fred Sirieix is the General Manager at Galvin at Windows, the Michelin-starred restaurant situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton. The Waiters Day aims in changing the perception of the waiters. They play the front of house and service roles, and most people think this profession as an unskilled job that involves long working hours.
The real fact is just an opposite as this job needs excellent hospitality skills. The Day exhibits the values of this profession with a range of activities and events globally. Fred Sirieix thought it was the right time to celebrate a day for the waiters. He made the all the diner waitresses to cocktail bar mixologists. His goal is to stop people working as waiters from being seen as an unskilled. He thought that they need to be recognized as a hard-working people doing their jobs that require many skills that lead to gratifying careers.
Other Celebrations on October 20
October 20 is also celebrated as
- National Sweetest Day
- National Brandied Fruit Day
- National Suspenders Day
- Information Overload Day
- International Sloth Day
How to Celebrate National Waiters Day
Celebrating the National Waiters Day is very simple. Show your gratitude to every waiter you meet with an honest thank you. Never underestimate their job for any reason. It is your sole duty to make other people around you understand this fact. If you are a waiter yourself, then this celebration day is just for you. So break your monotony on this day and enjoy this holiday. Owners of hotel or restaurant can arrange for a surprise party for these hard-working hearts to make them feel little more special. You can even conduct events for them to better breaks their monotony. Share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #WaitersDay.