Sea Chefs

Headwaiter f/m

Competitive Salary
05 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016
Job Type
Full Time

River cruises offer daily new perspectives, goals and challenges. For the ships of renowned tour operators, we are looking for crew members who will bring team spirit, professionalism and friendliness on board – Europe’s Rivers awaits you!

Job summery:

  • Managing the service department under supervision of the Maître d’
  • Control and enforcement of the quality standards in his/her assigned area of work
  • Guarantee smooth service operations
  • Obligation to attend during restaurant and buffet service
  • Responsibility for the adherence of all relevant hygiene (HACCP), safety and environmental regulations in his/her assigned service area
  • Responsibility for the careful handling of all equipment and ma­chinery in the entire service
  • Always available as contact for passengers regarding inquiries, complaints and suggestions in the service
  • Motivation of service crew to excellent service
  • Planning, organising and delegating special functions in the service area

Job requirements: 

  • Minimum age 22 years
  • Flexible, trustworthy, efficient, reliable, able to work under pressure
  • Creativity
  • Cost and quality awareness
  • Team player
  • Respectful, friendly and professional conduct towards passengers and crew
  • Integrity
  • Good manners, well-groomed appearance


Qualification / Experience:

  • Qualified training as hotel / restaurant specialist or documented relevant experience
  • Several years of relevant work experience
  • Very good knowledge of restaurant service; especially beverages/wine
  • Experience in managing complaints, living up to service
  • Good educational background
  • Fluent in spoken English and/or German, depending on the vessel

Area of responsibility:

  • In his/her assigned area of service, the Head Waiter is a competent specialist and disciplined superior in the service department, authorised to issue directives.