Restaurant Service Competition

Restaurant service involves providing front-of-house skills for hospitality-related premises, such as bars, bistros, coffee shops, banquets and fine dining establishments. Those pursuing a career in restaurant service also need social skills, hygiene, work health and safety, and an understanding of sustainability. A commitment to excellent customer service is a must for people choosing a career in restaurant service, along with an enjoyment of and interest in food and beverage culture, team work, and a willingness to always be at your best.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN RESTAURANT SERVICE IF YOU:

  • Are outgoing and like working with people
  • Are well-presented
  • Have good communication skills
  • Are polite and patient, even with difficult people
  • Are friendly, efficient and speedy
  • Can work in a team
  • Can stand for long periods
  • Don’t mind shift work, on evenings and weekends

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Restaurant Service Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Restaurant Service Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Restaurant Service Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in Restaurant Service


Training Package Requirements

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Restaurant Service competitions align to the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package (Release 1.1).

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Restaurant Service align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the SIT30716 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House) release 1 Qualification.

  • SITXWHS101 – Participate in safe work practices
  • SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITHFAB007 – Serve food and beverage
  • SITHFAB014 – Provide table service of food and beverage
  • SITHFAB001 – Clean and tidy bar areas
  • SITHFAB003 – Operate a bar
  • BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others
  • SITHIND004 – Work effectively in hospitality service
  • SITXCCS006 – Provide service to customers

Regional Tasks

  • Food knowledge and service
  • Silver service and gueridon service
  • Plated service and clearing
  • Beverage knowledge and service
  • Cocktail making and coffee making
  • Service of beverages from bottle and decanter
  • Use of beverage tray
  • Restaurant settings and preparation for service (mise en place)
  • Table set up and napkin folding
  • Social and interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills with presence and posture
  • Hygienic practices and following WH&S

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia National  Competition for Restaurant Service align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the SIT30716 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House) release 1 Qualification.

In addition to Regional requirements, the National also includes:

  • SITHFAB015 – Provide silver service
  • SITHFAB005 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • SITHFAB018 – Provide gueridon service
  • SITHFAB010 – Prepare and serve cocktails

Nationals Competition Duration

18-22 hours – 3 days

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