Chef de Rang / Team Leader Chef de Rang / Team Leader

Commonly known as Assistant Head Waiter, they are usually found in upscale restaurants and are in charge of ensuring diners having pleasant dining experience.

Job Summary

  • To organise and co-ordinate tasks together with your team
  • Arrange the tables
  • Welcome and serve the guests
  • Clear the tables
  • Supervise the quality of the services offered to customers
  • Train and motivate the dining room assistants and apprentices
  • To look after customer billing and tills

Skills required

  • The ability to ensure efficient, high quality service with apparent ease and assurance
  • Attention to detail
  • Team working
  • Experience with sales
  • Communication skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Team leadership
  • Knowledge of wine and foods is considered a bonus by employers!

Qualifications and Training

A hotel and catering diploma is often required for this position, although people with at least one to two years’ experience in a fine dining environment may be considered for the position. You will need to have proven customer service skills developed at former positions.

Salary Expectations

A Chef de Rang can expect to earn anywhere between £17,000 and £21,000 a year with an average of £19,000.

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

You will likely be working in more upscale establishments – you’ll be exposed to the finer things and who knows who you may meet!

*Figures from caterer.com October 2013