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. Front of House workers apply a range of food and beverage service and sales skills combined with sound product knowledge. This specialist area provides a pathway to work in various front of house roles in restaurants and cafés.
The WorldSkills Restaurant Service Competition is designed to test Competitors Front of Restaurant Service skills whilst they prepare for and deliver a Lunch/Dinner Food and Beverage service.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN RESTAURANT SERVICE IF YOU:
- Are outgoing and like working with people
- Enjoy practical, hands-on work
- Enjoy food and food culture
- Have good communication skills
- Are friendly, efficient and speedy
- Can work in a team
- 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 42 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. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Restaurant Service competitions align to the National Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Restaurant Service aligns to the Units of Competency in the SIT30716 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House) Qualification.
The Regional Completion is designed for competitors to perform a variety of practical tasks, which test their practical skills and underpinning knowledge towards Food and Beverage Service. Some tasks will attract a time restriction, and some will be performed for invited guests. The Restaurant Service competition MAY be integrated with the Commercial Cookery competition by having 2 portions of the food prepared by the cookery competitors, served to guests in the restaurant by the restaurant . The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Restaurant Service:
- Food knowledge and service skills
- Silver service skills
- Beverage knowledge and service skills
- Cocktail making and Barista coffee making
- Restaurant settings and mise-en place
- Social and interpersonal skills
- Communication skills
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for Restaurant Service aligns to the Units of Competency in the SSIT30622 – Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616) Qualification.
The National Competition will see Competitors perform a variety of practical tasks, which test their practical skills and underpinning product knowledge. It also encourages the competitor to demonstrate adaptability and critical thinking skills that are used within the hospitality industry. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Restaurant Service:
- Wine Service
- Food Service – Fine Dining and Casual Dining Service
- Customer service
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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Learn more about this course by following this link Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House)